This vast flea market, founded in the late 19th century and said to be the Europe’s largest, has 2000-odd stalls grouped into nine marchés (market areas), each with its own speciality (antiques, cheap clothing, etc).
Open on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM, including public holidays.
Metro Porte de Clignancourt (line 4)
The Flea-Market of Montreuil
Established in the 19th century, this market is known for having good-quality, second-hand clothes and designer seconds.
The 500 stalls also sell engravings, jewellery, linen, crockery, old furniture and appliances.
It is open 7 AM to about 7 PM on saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Metro Porte de Montreuil (line 9)
Second hand furniture as well as antiques share out the pavement of Paris: from stalls displaying old objects dating from 16th century to other ones, more modern, dating from the 1950's.
Every week more than 350 merchants, each one with her or his personality different from the another, welcome you and offer you their odds and ends : furniture, curios and trinkets, paintings, glassware, watchmaking, jewels, militaria, photographs, music, books, odds and ends…
It opens 7:30 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
Metro Porte de Vanves (line 13)
The Stamps Market located at the Rond-Point of the Champs Elysées is opened on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and non-worked days.
You would find here many stamps dealers, or individual people exchanging stamps, postal cards, phonecards.
It is open on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and also on bank holidays, from 9 AM to 6 PM. Metro : Champs-Elysées Clémenceau (line 1)
Founded in 1987, the antique and second hand book market is located 104, rue Brancion, in the Georges Brassens Park, in the 14th district of Paris. Every Saturdays and Sundays, 60 to 80 book-merchants welcome you from 9 AM to 6 PM, even on public holidays.
The Market Brassens (called so by the professionals) established itself as the inevitable date of numerous professionals and of numerous French and foreign amateurs.
Metro: Convention (line 12)
The Parisian “bouquinistes” are old and second-hand book dealers.
They are part of the cultural life of the city; one can find them all along the quays of the river Seine, on the right bank from the Pont Marie to the Quai du Louvre, and on the left bank from the Quai de la Tournelle to the Quai Voltaire.
Nowaydays, there would be 250 “bouquinistes”, who sell not only old books, but also old postcards and stamps, engravings, magazines...
Inaugurated in October 1978, the Louvre of the Antiquarians is the largest place for antique dealers in the heart of Paris. It is located rue de Rivoli, faced with the museum of the Louvre. On 10 000 m2, on 3 levels, 250 dealers give upmarket antiques come from the East and from Occident, since high Antique until the sixties.
Le Louvre des Antiquaires is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 AM to 7 PM.
During July and August the Centre is closed on Sundays.
Metro : Palais Royal Musée du Louvre (line 1)
150 antique dealers, decorators, and salesmen of objets d'art and curiosities.
It was built on the remains of the Univsersal Exhibition of 1900 and on the foundations of the Ferris wheel of 1920.
Open from 10.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
78, avenue de Suffren et 54, avenue de la Motte-Picquet, 75015
Metro: La Motte-Piquet Grenelle (line 6)
The Carré Rive Gauche is an area rich not only in works of art but also in historical places. Jean-Auguste Ingres had his studio on 17 quai Voltaire; Jacques Lacan practised psychoanalysis on 5 rue de Lille; the Younger Sons of Gascony, led by d'Artagnan lived on 17 rue du Bac; Serge Gainsbourg composed his music on 5 rue de Lille and Dominique Vivant Denon, first head of the Musée du Louvre, chose to settle in on 9 quai Voltaire. The antiquarians gradually left the right-hand bank of the Seine to come nearer this bohemian, aristocratic world where the wealth of ideas was in good harmony with all these pieces of art from all eras and specialities. The proximity with the Musée du Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs created strong bonds with the antique dealers and the great French and foreign museums. The Carré Rive Gauche has thereby become their favourite supplier: a tapestry was given to the MET, archaeological pieces to the Louvre, furniture and pieces of art to the Musée d'Orsay... the valuation competence of the Carré Rive Gauche's antiquarians is nowadays a reference to the artistic world. More than ever today, curators and great collectors might be seen hunting new pieces near the Rue de l'Université or the Rue de Beaune.
Flower Market on Ile de la Cité
This is the most famous flower market in Paris, specialising in trees, shrubs, young flower plants, green plants and orchids, located in the lovely Ile de la Cité (near the cathedral Notre Dame).
One ambles about in the middle of the shrubs and flowers, in a retro atmosphere. Bird sellers are there on Sundays. It is opened everyday from 8am to 7pm.
Metro Cité (line 4)