petiteCurie spent most of saturday afternoon walking around one of Paris best fleamarkets, Les Puces de Saint-Ouen. Although the weather wasn’t the best we really enjoyed ourselves. Found some good bargains and treasures to bring back with us!
” The history of the flea market dates back over two centuries, when rag and bone men scoured through the garbage of Paris at night to find valuable junk to sell on. They were called ‘crocheteurs’ or pickers. The romantic term was ‘pêcheurs de lune’ or fishermen for the moon. Many set up their temporary stalls within the Paris walls, in sleazy neighborhoods but because these neighborhoods were full of pickpockets and thieves, they were chased out of the city walls to Clignancourt, Montreuil, Vanves, etc. The largest of these flea markets is the one at Clignancourt but the other two continue to this day.” – parisperfect.com
How to get there: métro to Porte de Clignancourt Line 4
When: Every Saturday from 9h – 18h
Every Sunday from 10h to 18h
Every Monday from de 11h to 5h