Less famous (and charming) than its older brother up north in St-Ouen, Montreuil’s flea market is where real folk rifle for antiques nowadays; mostly because it’s off the beaten tourist track so you can still get a bargain and find the occasional treasure. You’ll find pretty much everything, from vintage clothes and toys to old cutlery, 1940s light-fittings, furniture and antique glassware. Just be patient: you have to walk past stands selling arrays of junk before you get to the little square where the best dealers are (at the end of the alley alongside the periphérique). Haggling is par for the course bien-sur, so put on your best French accent and don’t give up until the price is right!
|Venue name:||Les Puces de Montreuil|
Avenue du Professeur André Lemierre
|Opening hours:||Sat-Mon 7am-7.30pm|
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I should warn, when we arrived we quickly noticed this is where the thieves go to sell iPhones that were stolen around the Eiffel Tower. Be super aware of your surroundings. Keep bags locked or under coats. Once you get over the shock of how sketchy it is, there are some great finds to be discovered.
I wanted a French Tea set and found some beautiful cups and saucers at the fancy market at Saint-Ouen. However, they were like $20+ (25 Eur) for one beautiful cup and saucer. When we arrived at Montreuil, we found whole tea sets for about $50-70 USD. What a deal! As I didn't have a way to get a whole set home, I bought two cups and saucers for 3 Eur. Once I got back to the U.S., I looked and one single cup and saucer of this brand sells for $25-30 on eBay. I am kicking myself for not buying the whole set. I am sure I could’ve held up a 20 Eur bill and walked away with it all. I will def be back on my next trip in search on a full tea set! This time I am planning it better so I can ship it.
Overall, if you are confident you can navigate a sketchy market without getting pick-pocketed, come here! If you want a fancy expensive experience go to St. Ouen.
No need to visit this market, we went today and it was utter crap. Junk items and to top it off there was almost a brawl with 200 people right next door to it until the police came in and broke them up.
Don't go, nothing worth buying and you definately don't feel safe there.
Minus 1 star. Rubbish rubbish rubbish. Annoyed I listened to Time Out and wasted a morning here! I tired hard to find something interesting - because I like quirky, but it was just rubbish. Go somewhere prettier and more appealing, even if it is touristy
A rubbish market - avoid at all costs. It is NOT the nice flea market as described in the article. I wonder if the writer actually went to Paris!
I love coming to Paris every Febuary for the Retromobile and take the Saturday off to look at the markets, the best one being Port Clingancourt whre I can stock up on Unique Lalique being the Car Mascots or Hood Ornaments & Paperweights (presse-papiers) of R. Lalique