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Marche aux Puces de Montreuil

Ave. de la Porte de Montreuil, 75020 Paris, France
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Ranked #259 of 401 Shopping in Paris
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Description: A large flea market at the border between the 20th Arrondissement and Montreuil.
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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I really love flea markets and this is simply terrible. I absolutely do not understand why it appears on Paris city guides. Please go to Porte de Vanves instead, or to a temporary brocante / vide-grénier (there is one almost every weekend somewhere in Paris).

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Bangor, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Spent part of an afternoon here. Scores of booths but very few with antiques...like 6. But if you need a scarf it's only 1 or 2 euros! And many clothing items. More interesting to wander around and observe, than anything else. The area between the metro stop and the actual market is a circus. Avoid it by walking along the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Sadly, I have to echo the less enthusiastic reviews of this market. The market is located on the eastern outskirts of Paris. The neighborhood is gritty, with lots of discount merchants along the streets near the metro Port de Montreuil. To get to the market from the metro station, you have to walk east, over the large roundabout, and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We went despite bad reviews on here, not expecting much, but were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived. A proper flea market in the vein of Deptford Market (but much bigger). If you're the kind of person who wants high class antiques handed to them on a velvet cushion for ridiculous prices, go to Saint-Ouen. For those who don't mind... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This market is in a ROUGH part of town with some VERY dodgy types around but it's all part of the fun and as long as you keep your wits about you this is a fun and gritty place. The first part of the market sells mainly cheap new clothes imported from China, random crap mixed with a few stalls... More

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Rockwood, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We went here on the advice of a friend. I have NO IDEA what this friend saw in it, but we saw nothing of interest to us. Flea market for sure. Lots of junk and used clothing. Some new fabrics were interesting. We had to be aware of pickpockets here. Often we were brushed against and we could feel strange... More

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Paris
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

OMG I wasn't imagining this. I went despite reading bad reviews. Heed all warnings! This place has no antiques or anything interesting. Avoid it unless you are after fake watches and electronic goods.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Fakes, vintage clothes, bric a brac. Nothing of real value. It's not a nice area for tourists, I stayed at the Novotel across the road and the drawback is they start setting up at 5.00am on Sat, Sun and Monday and they literally leave behind a rubbish tip when they leave. This area is in the periphery of Paris and... More

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Western Mass
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My teenage daughters and I greatly enjoyed this market experience. Even if we found nothing to buy, we would have been happy to be there. We did however buy some used French books, a new sweater 5e, a beautiful Moroccan tangine dish (I think) 10 e, a delicious fried item from the food stall 1 e, and a guitar tuner... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

It is so fun. Go with cash in front pockets, It gets so so crowded. Not the greatest area but go! Make sure to visit the wonderful shop behing Marche aux Puces! It's fun , we go everytime.

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