Flea markets in Paris vary in size, and there are smaller flea markets to be explored than the three we just mentioned. But visiting at least one of them – be it Montreuil, Vanves or Clignancourt – is as much an essential part of a weekend trip to Paris as the Louvre. And once you’ve mastered Paris’ subway system, you can even see the best of them in one day of all-out shopping.
Our personal favorite of Paris’ flea markets is the flea market Puces de Vanves, which is smaller than the huge maze of shops and stalls that is to be found in Clignancourt. Nevertheless, there is plenty of choice at the Porte de Vanves, and the setting is lovely, as the weekly market is held in a tree-lined avenue.