Shopping the Paris Flea Markets: Les Puces de Saint-Ouen

Hello there. How was your week? I hope it was lovely! So, I promised I would share some shots from my shopping experience at the famous Les Puces de Saint-Ouen – so here you go…

Oh, but first a little background. This expansive market is actually an entire area made up of several markets – each one, having its own personality and specialties. The entire area encompasses over 3000 vendors, so to say it’s large is an understatement. I recommend picking out a few of the markets within to focus on rather than trying to do the whole thing at once. We visited Marché Vernaison, Marché Paul Bert and Marché Biron. We may have stumbled into a few of the other areas too…but at least we tried to stay focused. One could truly get blissfully lost, meandering the alleyways and admiring the sheer variety and beauty of all the treasures to be found. A big tip…get this book!

It was a wonderful help planning this trip.

Okay on to the photos…

Almost every vendor had a little scruffy dog. Most of them had as much personality as their owners and it was quite impossible not to smile when we got the pleasure to meet these beloved French pooches.  This guy was perfectly content perched up on his antique chair!

Here are some of the amazing treasures I unearthed on that day…

All in all, it was another amazing shopping day! I have to thank my friend, Annie again for documenting our adventure with her trusty camera!

Have a fantastic weekend!


Les Puces de Saint-Ouen



Filed under Etsy, News, Paris, photography, Shopping, Travel, vintage

11 responses to “Shopping the Paris Flea Markets: Les Puces de Saint-Ouen

  1. Wow, sometimes I wish I could decorate rooms by my self. Go to antique shops and buy, think what will match, what will look good, if its too matchy or too out of order. But I guess I will have to wait until I get my own job and my own apartment. And for now, I will just say, lucky you!

  2. Cathy Garrett

    OMG! This is wonderful. Wish I could of been there. Thanks for sharing the pic’s Ivy!

  3. Be still my heart. What fabulous pictures. I have picked a dozen more stunning items from your pics that I would happily tote home to Vancouver. I really enjoy your blog. Virginia

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  5. What!!! Every photo is a gorgeous vignette! I love the beds and chandeliers … And your serveware picks are amazing. Are they in your store??! (Not for long!) Love the trip to Paris through your eyes! XO

  6. ayeshaquddusi

    im wonderstruck

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  8. More photos PLEASE!!!! You satisfied my craving for a French Antique fix! Thank you!

  9. These beautiful shots bring back memories of my own visit there during the summer of 2013. Can’t wait to go back someday soon:-) Thanks!

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