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JAMN38 wrote a review Apr 2020
Clovis, California26 contributions48 helpful votes
This is a large show of Paris old and new. You can stroll from vendor to vendor and be amazed at what they have to offer. Do not miss the lace. garterbelts. and such from the ladies of the night.A lot to see at a good euro. I have returned again and again!
Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Taxidevil wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom2,974 contributions865 helpful votes
It always seem to rain when I visit Porte de Vavnes. It has been a while since I last visited and in the past I have picked up some lovely little souvenirs. However this time I was really disappointed and came away empty handed. I don't think I will return even in the sunshine.
Date of experience: February 2020
Marialena215 wrote a review Mar 2020
Baltimore, Maryland1 contribution
Love this street market full of unique and charming finds! I loved browsing all of the different vendors.
Date of experience: April 2019
D-KHonolulu wrote a review Feb 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii112 contributions40 helpful votes
We were in Paris for a week and with our limited time, we decided to visit the smaller Vanves Flea Market. While we saw limited clothing stalls & just a few vendors selling furniture, there was an interesting array of other categories that day. We saw multiple stalls specializing in old books, records, silverware, dinnerware, vintage prints, photos & collectibles . . . an interesting way to see and acquire a bit of Parisian culture. Tip #1: Good weather means more vendors. We were blessed with blue skies on a winter day. More vendors kept setting up as the morning progressed. Tip #2: Go early! If you're planning to arrive before sunrise, bring a flashlight! We arrived at 8:00 am in January, about 30 minutes before sunrise. It was freezing cold & pitch black but we were treated to pristine displays of goods. Tip #3: Bring cash [ euro ] in small bills & use a handheld calculator to negotiate. We made two purchases - a French vintage jardiniere and an owl figurine. The calculator was passed back and forth. It's a greatl way to negotiate the final price. We found the vendors here very pleasant and fair negotiators. It's a flea market so be sensible: my husband and I dressed modestly and I did not carry a purse. Use the bathroom before you arrive, wear comfy shoes, bring your own tote bag & an umbrella [even w/blue skies ] and have fun!…
Date of experience: January 2020
Baroness wrote a review Feb 2020
delhi66 contributions49 helpful votes
Went back in November and found things very average- over priced maybe thanks to all the hype, not very friendly stall owners. I found nothing of much interest either except this 30 euro car model that collapsed in a few days. Stall owners won’t budge for even average things and quote ridiculous prices. No treasures to be found. Overall disappointing.…
Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote