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Marché aux Puces St-Ouen (Clignancourt)

  • Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 10/20/2016

Fodor's Review

This picturesque market on the city's northern boundary still lures crowds on weekends from 9 to 6 and Monday from 10 to 5, but its once-unbeatable prices are now a relic. Packed with antiques booths and brocante stalls, the century-old, miles-long labyrinth has been undergoing a mild renaissance lately: witness Village Vintage's recently opened warehouses filled with midcentury-modern pieces at 77 rue des Rosiers, plus other buzzworthy shops and galleries (some of which keep weekend-only hours). Destination eateries—including Philippe Starck's popular Ma Cocotte and the chic new MOB Hotel—also attract a hip Paris contingent. Arrive early to pick up the best loot, then linger over a meal or apéro. Be warned, though: if there's one place in Paris where you need to know how to bargain, this is it! If you're arriving by métro, walk under the overpass and take the first left at the Rue de Rosiers to reach the center of the market. Note that stands selling dodgy odds and ends (think designer knockoffs and questionable gadgets) set up around the overpass. These blocks are crowded and gritty; be careful with your valuables.

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18e, Paris, Île-de-France, 75018, France

Published 10/20/2016

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