Les marchés aux puces...
or simply Les Puces (the fleas!)
Marché Vernaison is one of the markets within Saint-Ouen with winding passages and many vendors where you can find anything from furniture to beads, textiles, paintings, antique toys, silver flatware. It is enormous and you can easily lose your way and the time wandering from one stall to the next.
If you are a serious shopper looking for bargains, this may not be the best market for you. It is said that the deeper you go into the market, past Marché Paul Bert, the better luck you may have. Think of this as a forest and you must venture into the very deepest woods to discover the real treasures.
This is the largest antique market in the world receiving between 120,00 to 180,000 visitors each weekend. Next week I will take you to le marché aux Puces de Vanves which is on the opposite side of Paris but equally exciting for the treasure hunter.
99, rue des Rosiers
Métro Porte de Clignancourt