Friday, January 21, 2011

Marché aux Puces, St-Ouen III


Abundant treasures can be found at the Paris flea markets (Marché aux Puces). Whether you are hunting for a specific item or just wandering on a Saturday morning, the markets are a great venue for people-watching.


Marché aux Puces, St-Ouen
Porte de Clignancourt

24 comments:

Bibi said...

One of my favorite places to go...Les Puces.

Did you know 'une puce' is also a microchip for a dog? Funny! Bibi has 'une puce', but not 'des puces.'

Cezar and Léia said...

I would love to stroll there among these treasures! :)
Léia

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed, the Parisian Marchés aux Puces are the best!

M said...

Ready to return on our next trip. I think I will bring an extra suitcase and fill it with treasures!

Virginia said...

Were there any linens left after you fill your duffle??? :)
V

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Très jolies photos qui restituent bien l'ambiance parisienne. Bravo!!!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Oh my! I can only imagine how fun it would be to browse all those goodies!

Malyss said...

I want the Chesterfield chair, on the right! :)

Alexa said...

I want that "throne" on the far left—not so comfy, but decidedly grand. Good one, Genie. Think I'll have to go up here in March.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Wonderful picture! I have never made it to the Flea Market...always
a dream of mine!

Jane
Flora Doora

James said...

I would love to go there tomorrow. It sure does look like a great place to walk around.

Starman said...

I've still not been there although I keep meaning to go and have a look.

Rob said...

Hi Genie,

If you like these sorts of things check out the "Brochantes" (I think that's how they're spelled). They are sort of car boot sales with interesting old stuff floating about.

Keep up the good posts!

Rob

http://rob-a-paris.blogspot.com

Jack said...

I like wandering through antiques markers. If I were there, I would be taking a closer look at that small statue at the lower left.

Miss Sadie said...

One never knows what sort of "great find" one will uncover in such a place. Happy hunting if you go there.

Abby said...

I like flea markets!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bibi -- I did not know that! Very funny... so glad to hear that Bibi does not have les puces...

Léia -- It is a great weekend activity with lots of unusual items...

Louis -- Je suis d'accord, mon ami

Marie -- That sounds like a great plan!

Virginia -- A few (wink)

Richard -- Merci, mon ami

Tammy -- This something that you would love to do in Paris!

Malyss -- Isn't that good-looking? I think that this particular Marché was reasonably priced with affordable items

Alexa -- I think that it would be grand and elegant in Brooklyn. There are many small, packable items like old keys, crystals, odd silver, hardware, rugs, etc....

Jane -- You must go on your next trip... send me an email before you go

James -- Well, if you can figure out a way to transport us there we'll get a group together!

Starman -- Now that disappoints me... with all the time you spend in Paris you really should go...

Rob -- I did that on one of my early trips but need to do it again... thanks for your comments

Jack -- This place is so huge that it would take you a year of Saturdays to cover it all... plus, the merchandise is constantly changing (except at Biron)

Miss Sadie -- You would love it for a great day out... lots of people and pets, too

Abby -- This is much more than a flea market with prices from low to ridiculous

Randy said...

I want to go! I love flea markets and this one looks like it would be great.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- This is a place you would love with everything from junk bins to incredibly expensive antiques

Kim said...

We went looking for this flea market and ended up in a huge maze of tent stalls with cheap clothing and knock-off merchandise and the like. It wasn't until we headed back toward a differnt Metro entrance a few hours later that we saw our mistake and ran across the antiques/furniture dealers we had thought we would see. :-). That's one HUGE market. Love your photo of it.
-Kim

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Kim -- Yes, you always scurry past the tents to get to the market... It is HUGE with over 2,500 merchants and over 17 acres! Before you go again, let me know and I will send you a link that tells of the "personality" of each of the marchés (Biron, Vernaisson, Paul Bert, etc)... merci, mon amie

Rob and Mandy said...

Bought a beret basque there, some 25 years ago. Still have it.

chezsasha said...

Your blog is absolutely beautiful! J'adore Paris aussi!

So do you live there? Are these photos yours?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Rob and Mandy -- Wonderful, would love to see that!

Sasha -- I only visit Paris several times each year, and yes, the photos are all mine unless I indicate otherwise. Thank you for visiting my blog... I hope you will come often for a little dose of Paris.