Marché aux Puces de Montreuil
This vast, bustling and eclectic flea market has it all.
Colourful fabric, car parts, halaal food, fur coats, old books, second hand clothing, house hold items and more than you could hope for.
Venture out to the 20th arrondissement and allot a few hours to explore this fun market and spend time to chat with the playful vendors.
Surfacing from the metro, you will discover opportunistic sales people lining the streets. Don’t be fooled into thinking you have reached the markets, continue on over the roundabout, until you reach this great market, slightly on the seedy side, but that keeps it interesting.
Items of new and old, curious and practical draws the local crowds in search of a bargain. Whether it be some second hand jeans, a fancy hat, a pair of socks, some colourful fabric or my recent treasure; some old, bone handled knives that I snapped up for a couple of euros, you will be sure of a small gift or souvenir to take home.
Take a break at one of the delicious food vendors, sit back and relax, eat a crepe, dine on some yummy middle eastern food, or have a coffee, before you continue on your bargain hunting.
The last time I visited Marché aux Puces de Montreuil, with my fingers freezing from the cold, a jovial and kind stall holder, snapped down the switch of an electric toaster and offered that I could warm my hands by the heating element!
Marche aux Puces de Montreuil is a fun and exciting market and well worth a visit. Who knows what treasures you may unearth.
Below, you can read about one of my experiences at Marché aux Puces de Montreuil
Marche aux Puces de Montreuil and Parc des Buttes Chaumont was on the agenda today, even although by the time I left the apartment at 10am, it was still only -1 degree. The weather was freezing and the wind was bitter but I was determined to act out my plans. Staying in the Marais, with …
- Marché aux Puces de MontreuilColourful fabric, car parts, halaal food, fur coats, old books and more. Slightly on the seedy side but that keeps it interesting.
- Galeries Lafayette ParisWith its magnificent stained glass cupola, adorning 7 storeys of fashion and luxury goods, this is shopping seduction at its best.
- MerciSitting at the end of a cobbled lane-way, is a tiny red car with the number plate; Merci. You have just arrived at the stylish and innovative concept store.
- Le Passage des PrincesAmber lamps, giving off a warm, golden glow, with a beautiful glass ceiling, the entire passageway is dedicated to toys.
- Marché aux Puces – Porte de VanvesA friendly, vibrant place to spend a weekend morning where you will find a treasure trove of antiques and retro items.
- La GalcanteVintage periodicals and books fill this small quirky, off the beaten path shop in a secluded courtyard where you may find the perfect Parisian souvenir.
- Bastille MarketsThe Bastille Markets are everything you could hope for in a typical Parisian Market; vibrant, colourful, delicious and intoxicating.
- Marché d’AligreThis small ancient and charming undercover, neighbourhood market which is full of friendly vendors and a sumptuous array of food also has a small flea market outside.