Le Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen
(World's Largest Flea Market)

Le Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen just north of Paris is the world's largest flea market

Colorful goods hang is a stall at Le Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen in Paris
Colorful goods hang is a stall at Le Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen in Paris cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo by Rose of Academe_

Many people today love to shop. However, there is something about a flea market that makes even the most reluctant shopper stop and browse. It might be because a flea market like Le Marche aux Puces de St-Ouen offers so many different stores and stalls that there really is something there to interest any person.

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Since Le Marche aux Puces de St-Ouen only opens at 9:30 am it might be a good idea to get there a little early so you can avoid the crowds and have a leisurely cup of coffee in one of the cafes. This will give you an opportunity to watch the various stalls setting up and getting ready for the day. It will also give you time to plan your day and decide where you are going to go shopping. For anyone wanting to avoid huge crowds it is a good idea to make sure that you are finished shopping before lunch time as it can get very busy afterward.

Many of the stalls are only open over the weekend so it is best if you are able to do your browsing and shopping during that time. It is possible to make appointments with some shop owners so make sure that you arrive very early if you really are only able to visit Le Marche aux Puces de St-Ouen on a Monday and would dearly like to buy something from their stall.

There are a number of different markets that make up Le Marche aux Puces de St-Ouen. Each one has something different to offer and is somewhat unique. You would do well to set aside at the very least an entire weekend to browse the area and see all that is on offer.

As with all crowded areas it is important to make sure that you keep a close eye on your pockets and your valuables. This is not something that is unique to Le Marche aux Puces de St-Ouen but something that many tourists forget about. You also need to make sure that you check if the prices you are being shown are VAT inclusive or not as this can make a big difference in affordability to some people.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Le Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen flea market

Fee: No

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: 99 All. des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France

Official Website: Le Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen flea market

Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5Paris Flea Market Star Rating

4 Star Rating Open on Saturday, Sunday & Mondays only. 10am to 5pm. There are some places for light snacks & drinks in the main building as well as toilets. Preferred the shops outside of the main building as there was more to see & buy. It all depends on what catches your eye. It should be known as the Antiques & Flea Market. A lot of Antiques, less of a flea market.
Margaret L - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Loved this. The whole area is full of different markets that are hidden off the street. There are indoor and outdoor ones. A good place to explore and find fun treasures. Most of the stuff was overpriced, but you can negotiate the prices with the shop owners. We ended up not buying anything except an old postcard for 1€ but it was still fun to poke around.
Adison Gosselin - 5 months ago

3 Star Rating I was looking forward to loving this place. I enjoy going to flea markets and finding deals. There's a good chance that I possibly missed certain parts because I've heard that this was huge, but the areas I did see were just filled with stall selling new clothes and then once I got inside it antique vendors. Unfortunately, I really didn't find anything that caught my interest but at least I get to say that I went
Bee - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating not open during the week so check hours before you go. the vintage/antique stuff is rad… the new fashion bodega part is a whole different vibe and it’s not my vibe. stick to the old stuff and you’re golden. Also, we could not get the atms to give us cash (we’re international) so idk, we couldn’t buy anything which was a drag. this is where you should find your french souvenirs and also bop around and see some cool stuff and eat some good food.
Ruthie Elizabeth - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating The Paris Flea Market is an amazing collection of everything from true antique treasures to trinkets. Almost anything you can imagine is here. Lots of low cost things all the way up to serious antiques and everything in between. Wear comfortable shoes, this place is immense and you will not want to miss anything.
Louis and Elaine - 5 months ago

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Directions

Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M4Porte de Clignancourt7 minutes

How to get to Le Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen flea market by Metro / RER

By Metro: exit the M4 line at Porte de Clignancourt and head north crossing Blvd Ney and continue walking north along Avenue de la Porte de Clignancourt crossing Blvd Peripherique. At this point you are at the southeast corner of the large triangular area (outlined in orange on the above map) that contains the maze of stalls making up the flea market. Angling left up Rue de Rosiers is a good place to start exploring..

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