Scene from the Marché Aligre Flea Market Sunday with Gramophone with horn
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Flea and Specialized Markets in Paris

Scene from the Marché Aligre Flea Market Sunday with Gramophone with horn
Scene from the Marché Aligre Flea Market Sunday

The Paris Flea Market

The picturesque flea markets of Vanves, de Clignancourt or Montreuil have become tourist attractions in their own right. One of the most compact is the Brocante Aligre.

Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves  (Paris flea market in the south of Paris) Marché aux puces de la porte de Vanves
“The only secondhand and antiquarian market of the inner Paris.
Each Saturday and Sunday of the year, holidays included, be the weather sunny or rainy, its 380 merchants, all professionals, will welcome you and offer you their lucky finds of the week.”
Where and Hours
Our market is located in the Paris’ 14th arrondissement : avenue Marc Sangnier and avenue Georges Lafenestre.
It is open every week-end of the year, with no exception : from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m..

You can reach it by Subway : line 13, Porte de Vanves station; Bus : lines 58, 95; Tramway T3; Vélib’ and Autolib’.
If you come by car, you can park nearby : porte de Châtillon parking or Malakoff parking.
Cash points: Société Générale, 1 place de la porte de Vanves, close to the metro exit.

Le Marché aux Puces de Saint Ouen lists fourteen separate markets under their tab “Les Marchés”

A real crossroads grouping of art, antiques, original works, designers, artists, packed with history. Plenty of individual markets. Keep walking past the stands selling leather, cross under the overpass and begin to weave your way through narrow alleys. The

Hours: Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday 10 am to 6 pm; Monday 11 am to 5 pm
Reduced activity or possibly closed August 1 and 15
Métro : Porte de Clignancourt (ligne 4) / Garibaldi (ligne 13)

Marché d’Aligre (food, wine and flea market)
Address: Place Aligre, 75012 Paris
Hours: Thursday hours 8:00 am–1:00 pm, 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Access: Between Line 8 (Ledru-Rollin) sortie #2
Line 1 Gare de Lyon sortie #10 (Lagraverand)
Bus 86 (stop Crozatier)
Le marché couvert fut construit en 1779 et porte le nom d’une chanoinesse de l’abbaye St Antoine. Aligre est le nom d’une veuve bienfaitrice de l’hospice des Enfants Trouvés. Hospice remplacé par le Square Trousseau. Si vous arrivez à pousser quelques portes de la rue d’Aligre, vous y découvrirez les vestiges des activités passées.
Les forains quittent en semaine leur emplacement vers 13h, et le dimanche après 14h.

France 3’s YouTube on Brocante Aligre

Paris Markets


The other markets deal uniquely with either organic foods, stamps, flowers, clothes, books, andanimals.

3th arrondissement – Carreau du Temple reopens Spring 2014 as a sports, culture and event venue.
2 rue Perrée
Métro : Temple ou Arts et Métiers

4th arrondissement — flowers, birds and other small, cute animals –
Place Louis Lépine and along the quai
Métro : Cité (line 4)
Marché aux fleurs (Flower Market) : from Tuesday to Sunday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Marché aux oiseaux (Bird Market) : Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

6th arrondissement – organic foods
Boulevard Raspail
between rues du Cherche-Midi and Rennes
Métro: Rennes
Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

17th arrondissement – organic foods

Along Blvd. des Batignolles
Métro : Rome ou Place Clichy
Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

8th arrondissement – Flower Market – Marché aux fleurs Madeleine
Place de la Madeleine
Métro : Madeleine
From Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

8th arrondissement – Stamps – Marché aux timbres Champs-Elysées.
At the angle of avenues Marigny and Gabriel
Métro : Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau
Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9 am to 6 pm

11ème arrondissement – Arts and Crafts (Marché de la créationBastille
Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, between rues Amelot and Saint-Sabin
Métro : Bastille or Bréguet-Sabin
Saturday 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

12th arrondissement – used clothes, fruits and vegetables, antiques (very animated, lots of flea market
items – bargain and don’t take first price)
Place d’Aligre and rue d’Aligre between rues de Charenton and Crozatier
Métro : Ledru-Rollin
Every day except Monday between 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

14th arrondissement – arts and crafts Marché de la création Edgar Quinet
In the open area of boulevard Edgar-Quinet
Métro : Edgar Quinet
Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

14th arrondissement – organic foods
Place Brancusi
Métro : Gaité
Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

14th arrondissement – flea market, old papers and maps, clothes, artists
Av. de la Porte de Vanves and rue Marc Sangnier.
Métro : Porte de Vanves
Saturday, Sunday 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Marché du livre ancien et d’occasion George Brassens – Antique books

17th arrondissement – flowers
Place des Ternes
Métro : Ternes
Every day except Monday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

18th arrondissement – Flea market
av de la Porte de Clignancourt, rue des Entrepôts, and rue Jean-Henri Fabre
Métro: Porte de Clignancourt
From Saturday to Monday 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

20ème arrondissement – Flea market, clothes
Puces de Montreuil.
Avenue de la Porte de Montreuil
Métro : Porte de Montreuil
From Saturday to Monday 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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