The Puces de Saint-Ouen – Porte de Clignancourt flea market are the biggest and most ancient antiques market and flea markets in Paris (The St Ouen flea market was founded in the nineteenth century).
The overall flea markets spreads over 15 km (10 miles), and features more than 2,000 shops and a dozen independent flea markets with their own products, prices and different styles from high-end antiquity, to clothing and modern accessories.
The Paris Saint-Ouen flea markets are listed as French national heritage and are visited each year by 11 million people.
The different venues composing the Puces de Saint-Ouen flea market
There are many markets at the St Ouen flea market, like for instance Antica (a venue dedicated to furniture and objects from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), Cambo (a charming twentieth century furniture market located in a side street to the main flea market), L’Entrepot (large format vintage items like iron grids, stairs, lamp posts, radiators, etc), Le Passage (clothes, furniture, old books, military clothing, trinkets), or Rosiers (lighting equipment and twentieth-century art objects). Lecuyer and L’Usine markets are exclusively reserved to professionals antique dealers.
Here is the extensive list of the markets composing the overall St Ouen flea market:
Antica: furniture and objects from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
Biron: Asian art, furniture from the seventeenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Cambo: a charming market in the heart of the Flea Market
Dauphine: various antiques, flea market items, “Carré des Librairies” and “restaurateurs d’art”
L’Entrepot: Large flea market
Jules Valles: market for “enlighten” bargain hunters, furniture rental for movies
Malassis: antiques and decorations from the seventeenth to the twentieth century
Le Passage: clothing, furniture, old books, military clothing, trinkets
Paul Bert: market trends, furniture, objets d’art and decoration from the seventeenth to the twentieth century
Rosiers: general lightings, art of the twentieth century
Serpette: High-end antiques
Vernaison: antiques, scientific, toys, glassware
Malik: biggest clothing market
Lecuyer et L’Usine: exclusively reserved to professionals antique dealers
Visitors who wish to discover these markets into more details, should know that tours are provided by the Tourist Office of Saint-Ouen throughout the year. An audio tour in French (Downloadable MP3 format) can also be booked at the tourist office. Group tour are also possible upon request (80€ for a whole group of 2 to 5 participants).