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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Tremendous. Spacious. I've been around and have never seen such a large amount of unique items. Great way to really immerse oneself in French culture. Worth a look. We entered like most by all of the non flea vendors. Annoying. But left out the backside and entered a neighborhood filled with Muslim street vendors. Awesome energy and wonderful local food vendors. Wall to wall people

Date of experience: September 2012
6  Thank Brad B
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

In some ways, the label 'flea market' is a misnomer because Clignancourt is full of very expensive, upscale antique vendors as well as peddlers of junk, some of which is also expensive! It's a huge group of markets that can be overwhelming if you try to cover all of it in one day. It's best to go early in the morning when it's less crowded. It's easy to get to and just a few blocks from the last stop on a Metro line. It's also user-friendly with restrooms and cafes to take breaks from all the walking that's required. The vendors are very nice and were graciously tolerant of my limited French. Many speak at least some English. The downside is that a lot of what's sold is furniture (much more than at Portobello, its London counterpart), which can't be carried home. There are many different markets at Clignancourt. My favorite was Marché Vernaison, which is huge and full of winding alleys with an enormous variety of vendors and lots of smaller treasures.

Date of experience: September 2012
15  Thank Duxburygal
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Yes, there are some beautiful antiques to be had- for prices compatible to those found in shops. For bargain hunters wanting to pick up some small gifts or souvenirs then Puce de Vanves is a much better deal. Found the dealers here a little more gruff, less willing to bargain and their prices higher than Vanves. Perhaps this is all to do with paying a 'shop' rent and not a stall. I was looking for specific things in both markets so it was easy to compare the prices.

You do find 'no photo' signs at both markets. Legally they cannot stop you- perhaps yell at you. Touching you or your camera would be assault. Funny, because you can take photos in a Chanel shop but not of some old dolls. Curious.

Date of experience: June 2012
15  Thank Urbandon
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Having read other reviews before heading the Clignancourt, I thought would add a few more tips which might help other visitors.
1. The market is well marked, with signs coming out of the train station.
2. Do walk past/through the first clothing markets and under the highway to arrive at the more traditional antique areas. There is a sign which shows where to go for the various markets (ie: Vernaison. If you get lost, just follow the well-healed British and French people!
3. Do not visit early in the morning and hungry. There are many cafes serving coffee, but most food venues don't serve until after 11:30.
Happy shopping!

Date of experience: June 2012
29  Thank sidder
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

I still consider the London Portobello more interesting but still this is one of the largest in Europe.Memorabilas from all the corners of the world can be found here and I am sure you will find something for yourself.Early in the morning is "reserved" for people who are looking for specific articles while the thousand of tourists will arrive not before 11am.
The market is open daily .
We visited the market with our two children and it was not easy to move from a stand to the other.Children want to buy almost everything.You must have super attention with children and under no circumstances let them alone.You must continously hold their hands.
The market is infested with gipsies and stealing and begging is quite common
and annoying.
Of course you will find stands which sell more modern items mainly China made.No need to buy them here.

Date of experience: April 2011
5  Thank Yoav K
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