ôLe march?aux puces de Saint-Ouen" has a long histry. It was inaugurated in 1885 and extends over six hectares. Now, the Puces de Saint Ouen have
more than 2000 shops. Just image that it recieves 70 000 visitors every week, you can understand that this is a worth visit place for a visitor.
In the fifties and sixties of 20th century, the Puces de Saint-Ouen was a market place to buy cheap but good and old furnitures. This is not the case anymore,
but it is still a very interesting place to visit. The choice is large: old furnitures, old art pieces, clothes, shoses, poceline, time pieces, military pieces, almost every thing you can image. The prices are
moderate to high.
The Puces de Saint-Ouen are located on the north edge of Paris. They can best be reached by the metro (station Garibaldi on line 13, station Porte de
Clinagncourt on line 4). Going by car is also very easy: take the ring, exit at Porte de Clinagncourt, you are there.
The Flea market at Vanves keeps its original charm and originality. A veritable Ali-Baba cave, a large selection of goods awaits on the sidewalks of the avenues of Marc Sangnier and Georges Lafenestre in the fourteenth arrondissement.
You can hunt like a pro on Saturday morning or bring the family on Sunday morning. There are four hundred merchants most of whom are afficionados of their merchandise and some are strongly individualistic personalities, being mixture of specialists and some with a wide range of knowledge, all of whom offer you interesting merchandise gathered during the
week from all over France. Here you can find all sorts of things : furnishings and household objects from the early 1900s , Art Deco from the twenties and the thirties, and nostalgic fifties and the sixties collectibles, weird things, kitch, clothes
and old textiles, lace, worktables, dinner things, glasses, silverware, jewelry, African and Oriental art objects, small traditional tables, chandeliers, paintings and prints, bathroom things, photos, cameras and phonographs, books, garden furnitures.
The text of above two paragraphs and two pictures about Flea market at Vanves were provided by friends of Flea market at Vanves.
Here we have photos: