The flea markets in the north of Paris, at St Ouen, are a real treasure trove, and a wonderful place to spend a few hours on a weekend morning.
Divided into 15 different markets: Paul Bert, Serpette, Biron and many more, each is like a small village. You can wander down alleyways full of small stalls and shops, with cafés serving great brunches and lunches, and find some amazing treasures.
If you want to furnish your home, you can choose between pieces from all eras, including many beautiful antiques and iconic designer pieces:
If you are a vintage clothes fan, I especially recommend Chez Sarah, an incredible shop where you will find everything from ribbons and feathers to vintage couture. There are also many other stalls selling clothes and jewellery.
You can find anything and everything here!
If you want to have lunch or brunch, there are many lovely cafés to choose from.
There is a great atmosphere here, it’s fun to browse and fantastic for shopping. Events are often held, such as jazz weekends or themed visits. Go along on a weekend morning and check out their website to see what is going on.
Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10:00 – 17:30.
Take Metro line 4 to Porte de Clignancourt. Cross the peripherique (ring road) and you’re there. Follow signs to Marché Paul Bert to get to the better parts of the market, don’t be put off by the stalls you see when you first get there.