Jen, I don’t have specific names for you, but we saw some things like that in shops along the side streets near the Centre George Pompidou in the 4th Arrondisement. We went to Montmartre looking for artwork, and were disappointed—very touristy and generic. We had better luck in the 4th. Bon voyage.
In Paris, the 2 best flee markets are “Marché aux Puces, porte de Montreuil”, reel vintage, interesting, you’ll have to search for hidden good things! Good for art glass
As for the french lace, there is a good shop at “marché aux puces” porte de Cligancourt, but it’s expensive now,
Real nice peaces!
The tubes stations have the same names, porte de montreuil and porte de st ouen.
They are open only on saturday, sunday and monday.
Also you have the marche aux puces, porte de vanves, for Art Deco, 1900’s items. Also lace, I think, opne on saturday and sunday.
Hope you’ll envoy!
Hi, It’s been awhile since I’ve been there, but I think the Marche aux puces at St. Ouen (Port de Clingancourt) has the best reputation. The Port de Montreuil one is probably pretty good too, and is pretty near where I use to live…Have fun!
I was disappointed by the Marché d’Aligre (?) off Faubourg Saint-Antoine in the area east of the Bastille. We were there first thing in the morning and I never know if that’s the best or worst time, but they were just selling straight-up crap.
The only one I’ve been to is at Clignancourt, in the
north (Metro: Porte de Clignancourt). It is vast, and
no-doubt has the things for which you seek.
Salut Jen! Check out the open-air markets on Pont Neuf between l’Ile Saint-Louis and St-Michel for the lace. The marches aux puces at St Ouen I find to be a bit expensive or difficult to bargain down at times, depending on the vendor. About the marche d’aligre in the Bastille is more like a bazaar or swap meet; I do remember buying a very nice knife for cutting baguettes though :-)
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I’d like to add two things for anyone interested in this thread: The Clignancourt market is closed on Wednesday. Ferme a Mercredi!! The market in Marais called d’Aligre closes early — like, 1:30 in the afternoon.
Thanks to everyone who responded!
A Bientot :)
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