The Paris Flea Markets
Visit one of the Paris Flea Markets in, or just outside the French capital.
There are flea markets in more than one corner of the French capital. You can find many things on sale from classical furniture, vintage clothing, designer vintage jewelry, Hermes scarves, Chanel handbags and works of art from a variety of periods in history.
There are three main Paris Flea Markets that open only over the weekend (and partially on Mondays):
The Marche aux Puces de Montreuil flea market in the 20th arrondissement, the Marche aux Puces market at the Porte de Vanves at the southern edge of the city and the massive Puces de Saint-Ouen flea market to the far north of the city above Montmartre.
These markets very in size and can be as much as essential part of a Paris trip as the Louvre.
Saint Ouen is the largest of the three markets mentioned here. It contains 1,700 dealers in 14 markets spread over an around of around 750,000 square feet. Wandering on your own would require a map. Each of the separate markets feature dealers that specialize in various objects. One can spend a full day shopping this vast market or include this in a day to take a peek at the variety of object you could pick up as a Paris souvenir. There are services at the markets for shipping large objects around the world.