Given that we live here, why would we want to force ourselves to stand in line when Monday morning the same venue is deserted. Thursday nights, for example, are great to visit museums since most of them adhere to late night opening and the tourists usually crash after 6pm given their strenuous day running around Paris.
Well, this Sunday we decided to check out the Marché de Puces. Covering seven hectares, 3,000 traders and up to 180,000 visitors each weekend, St-Ouen is generally thought to be the biggest flea market in the world.
What started as a rag-and-bone shantytown outside the city limits in 1885, has been organised into a series of enclosed villages, some entirely covered and others with open-air streets and covered boutiques for the antiques dealers.
Lots of vintage to spot, even more to photograph and a trendy lunch to top it all off. Sounds good to me...
A little patriotism always helps
Ready to move in...
A bit of New Orleans at St.Ouen
Would need a palace to place these
Travel companions are always welcome
Lots of fashion vintage to be spotted
Spot the teddy bear?
I'll take the pink chairs...
I could work with these as well
Not many customers on this cold day
Now, what could you use these for? Any ideas?
A quirky sense of humour
Childhood memories flooding back
If I had a big kitchen I could really put these boxes to use
Hey, he's smiling!!!
Eerie looking couple
L'éclaireur looks enticing
Philippe Starck's contribution to the Paris' flea market: ma cocotte!