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Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Paris, France (Montmartre)
01 40 11 77 36
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Antique Shops
Activities: Antiquing, Shopping
Description: This huge flea market, just north of the 18th Arrondissement, has been operating in some form since the Middle Ages.
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Manassas, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

After many Paris visits, I finally made it to the antiques market! We took the Metro line 13 to Garibaldi, then walked quite a way down the rue des Rosiers before reaching the first group of market shops and stalls. An amazing number of high quality French and Asian antiques, with about 1400 antique dealers. Though I knew I could... More

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London
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65 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As lots of other reviewers say - this vast market area stretches from Clignancourt metro, under the peripherique and on. Initial markets are just tat, clothes, cheap rubbish etc. Once past them and unde the motorway bridge, you come to the "flea". Several different markets with a huge range of antiques but mostly high prices and you need to bargain... More

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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Here in the US I think we think of a flea market as s collection of mostly junk where you can find some good stuff. Les Puces is much much more than that. At the entry there must be a half mile of mostly clothing and shoe stalls, all new items. Away from this there are areas dedicated to many... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Ive wanted to come here for a while as I thought it would be a lovely place to mooch around. The market is definitely unique with lots of gems to be found if you like nik naks, antiques, vintage clothes etc. I just really didnt enjoy coming here as from the metro to the market area you see all the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I highly recommend a visit to this amazing market. And, heres’s a few suggestions to make a visit there easier: 1) Use the directions from Oh Happy Day to get to the market. They are very detailed and even include photos for those that need visuals (like me). http://ohhappyday.com/2011/03/how-to-get-to-the-paris-flea-market/ 2) The market is big, but it is actually 15 smaller... More

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Sydney, Australia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

After fighting our way through the touts to get to the correct market, there were a lot of over priced stalls. While interesting and quaint, I wouldn't waste my time again. It was a very unsavoury part of Paris and felt unsafe. Don't waste your time in the markets selling junk

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you only go to the southern part of the market with will probably be disappointed. The real antiques and interesting finds are off the Rue des Rosiers with multiple different markets coming off this. Yes there are a lot of hawkers hanging around, particularly in the touristy part, just ignore then and keep walking. And as for pick pockets... More

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washington dc
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98 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went because, as experienced antiquers/bargain hunters/auction patrons, the Marche aux Puces at Clignancourt was on our bucket list. Because it is 15-plus acres, 2000-plus booths, and 7-plus miles of aisles, we elected to take the guided tour offered by Discover Walks. That was a good decision. But it didn't change the verdict: very overpriced junk. No bargains and nothing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I've been to the flea market and I understand why so many bad reviews - you haven't been to the real market. Please be sure to take the metro to the Garibaldi station and visit the flea market from north. If you visit it from the south (Porte Clignancourt metro station), you may find yourself in a ghetto-like "flea market"... More

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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I read the reviews saying you have to be patient and go in deep into the market. From metro station (Porte de Clignancourt), you have to walk through blocks and blocks of fake rolex, fake nike, and other junks. This outer skirt of the market is not dangerous or scary as some reviews made it sound. Frustrating part is that... More

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