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Paris Flea Market

I’ve only been to the Paris flea market twice but I can honestly say it is my favorite place in the whole world. I’m happy that it is so close and so easy to get to and it is open every weekend. I’m planning on getting to know it really well. Les Puces de Saint-Ouen is the largest flea market in the world and it is amazing as you would imagine it to be. It is made up of a maze of alleyways and a some buildings with everything you can imagine. I’m going to do another post on how to get there because I feel like there isn’t any information online that is very very clear. Here are some pictures from the last few weekends.

Have you been to the Paris Flea Market? Do you have any tips or tricks?

  1. Carrie Rosalind

    March 7, 2011

    Oh my gosh, that looks wonderful!! If I'm ever in Paris, I'm going straight for the flea markets!!

  2. Jennifer Chick

    March 7, 2011

    Ah! I always miss the flea when I've been in Paris. I must make a point to go next time.

  3. Kathryn

    March 7, 2011

    I have been to a Paris flea market one time, a different one than this, and I was in HEAVEN! I am SO jealous you get to go all the time! I found a beautiful linen cut out table cloth that I will cherish forever. Happy hunting!

  4. Tarin Rafferty

    March 7, 2011

    So….were there any treasures you just couldn't live without? I'm sure looking is the best part,it must be terribly difficult to narrow it down.

  5. bmayer

    March 7, 2011

    Lucky you! I would be SO broke if I were anywhere near there. My daughter is going to Paris for the very first time, next week (for a few days)….too bad some of those chairs wouldnt fit in her suitcase!

  6. I Dream Of

    March 7, 2011

    Hi Jordan, I have to agree, the Paris puces are some of my favorite places ever. I can't think if a better way to spend a morning-or an entire day! There is so, so much that I think it helps to come armed with a mental list of what you're hunting for to help edit. And lots of cash! The Puces de Vanves is wonderful, too. Your photos are gorgeous & have me dying to go on a Paris flea treasure hunt!

  7. Nuha

    March 7, 2011

    oh my goodness, so many things to recover!!

    paris + flea market = heaven!

  8. Stacy

    March 7, 2011

    I like the chairs! And do you speak French? If you don't, how hard is it to be an English speaker over there?

  9. cece

    March 7, 2011

    oh my, I was at Clignancourt several years ago, best flea market in the world indeed. I dream about it…and Paris, almost daily ;).

  10. Griffin and Gretchen

    March 7, 2011

    Best flea market ever!

  11. ladaisi

    March 7, 2011

    Oh this is so going on my list of places to visit when I go to Paris in April. Thank you so much for sharing! I would've never known otherwise.

    Do YOU have any tips for me?

    Ladaisi Blog

  12. Ashley

    March 7, 2011

    Oh, wow, so much visual stimulation! Beautiful pictures! I think I'm particularly smitten by the pair of lemon yellow chairs.

    Did you walk away with anything?

  13. amanda jane

    March 7, 2011

    what wonderful photos. looks like a flea market heaven. 🙂

  14. catherine

    March 7, 2011

    Would you mind posting directions soon? I am leaving for Paris on Thursday for a long weekend trip and we plan to go to the flea market. Some inside scoop on how to get their would be much appreciated!

  15. coffeeeyelinermuchfiner

    March 7, 2011

    WOW. Wooooooooooow. Flea market heaven! What did you buy!??

  16. Rebekka Seale

    March 7, 2011

    Oh, MY! All those CHAIRS!!!!!!

  17. Emily Nix

    March 7, 2011

    Look at those fantastic chairs! This looks so great.

  18. Alexandra Steinmetz - Champagne and Chiffon

    March 7, 2011

    That giraffe's head is amazing, I can't believe that was at the flea market, so different than what we would see in the states!

    I only wish I had been to the Paris Flea Market. One day!

  19. janis

    March 7, 2011

    looks like such a magical place!

    ps. i like your scarf!

  20. Bryan and Sarah

    March 7, 2011

    I'm having so much fun watching your life in Paris. Keep the great photos coming!

  21. A.

    March 7, 2011

    So, so wonderful. Definitely on my list of places to visit one day.

  22. Nikki

    March 7, 2011

    this fleamarket looks like heaven. I.Need.To.Get.There! x

  23. Brenda Hodges

    March 7, 2011

    Re: Directions. Yes, please! I went last fall and LOVED it, but did have a pretty hard time finding it. Directions for next time would be super helpful…there will be a next time for me (who knows when?) and for now I'm soooo jealous that you can pop over any weekend!

  24. Jen

    March 7, 2011

    I am love love loving your Paris posts. Please don't stop!!!!!

  25. Kelly

    March 7, 2011

    Please tell me you are getting the Giraffe!! Do, do, do!
    Oh my, so may treasures! So very, very envious of your adventure. Makes me feel very dull as I live in England and have only been to France once. You and your adorable family are an inspiration in so many ways.

    But seriously, get the Giraffe! x

  26. Molly W.

    March 7, 2011

    Be still my beating heart! When I was in Paris the ONE thing (okay, not the only thing but a big thing) I wanted to do was hit up the flea market….it didn't happen. I gotta get back there!!

  27. Christine

    March 7, 2011

    It's been years since I've been there. I've forgotten how amazing it is–thanks for the wonderful photos!

  28. Janelle

    March 7, 2011

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who would like to encourage Jordan to get the giraffe! 😀

  29. Kate

    March 7, 2011

    Oh wow, those beads! Exactly what I've been looking for at flea markets here in LA, but haven't been successful at all. Jealous!

  30. kcinteriors

    March 7, 2011

    Oh man I am crazy jealous right now. The masses of treasures over there are just unreal. I'm sure you're loving it!

  31. Dawn

    March 7, 2011

    Oh my goodness, Jordan, how did you contain yourself? I would have wanted to buy everything in sight!

  32. ashlynn

    March 7, 2011

    Looks fabulous!

    Btw you look more radiant than I've ever seen you!

  33. Caitlin

    March 7, 2011

    Words can not describe my envy.

    I am so excited to see what you find to spruce up your apartment.

    Someday my dream is to go france and send home a whole container of furniture and goods for myself and for clients.

    SO so very jealous.

    Glad I get to live vicariously through you!

  34. Kelly Rae Burns

    March 7, 2011

    I love the little yellow chair so much <3

  35. The Bames

    March 7, 2011

    OH MY GOODNESS! What wonderful eye candy. I am green with envy.

  36. AnneEvans

    March 7, 2011

    i love those santas!!

  37. Tracey

    March 7, 2011

    Your post brought back such wonderful memories. We visited Paris in 2004 from Australia and found my engagement ring in one of the gorgeous antique shops in the market. We couldn't get over what you could buy there. Is an amazing place!

  38. Jean

    March 7, 2011

    When you post directions, please post hours and days it is open, as well. Thanks. It looks fantastic. Enjoy it all!!!!

  39. jane

    March 7, 2011

    those chartreuse-y tufted chairs are spectacular 🙂


    March 7, 2011

    HOW is Paris sooo chic, without even trying? I just spotted not one, but THREE chairs I would love to own!

  41. Moriah

    March 7, 2011

    Wow, how very cool. Just hard to fit it all in your luggage. How are the prices, reasonable or outrageous?

  42. Lechat

    March 7, 2011

    Le marché Dauphine et le marché Paul Bert sont mes deux balades favorites du dimanche ! Je recommande la petite galerie WAWEART dans le marché Paul Bert !

  43. Sara @ House Bella

    March 7, 2011

    Wow, a stuffed giraffe?

  44. Nikki Garrigan

    March 7, 2011

    Thank you for letting me live vicariously through your blog!

  45. Lori S. Cartwright

    March 7, 2011

    Wow! Come I come live with you and shop with you and blog with you?

  46. Sarah

    March 7, 2011

    Wow, how fun! What a great way to furnish your new place. I'm so envious 😉

  47. Emily @ Peach and Pearl

    March 7, 2011

    Wow, I want to go there SO BADLY.

  48. Meagan @ Style-Edition

    March 7, 2011

    Totally agree with most of the other comments here. Paris+flea market = amazing!
    I've yet to visit Paris but I will put this on my list… even if I won't be able to take anything home, it looks like it would be fun to explore.

  49. Sara K.S. Hanks

    March 7, 2011

    Oh man, this has got me excited. My husband and I are planning a trip to France and Switzerland for next year, and this is EXACTLY the kind of thing I'm hoping to find. Thank you for sharing! And PS, I'm loving that elephant-print scarf. Very nice.

  50. Jordan - Polkadot Prints

    March 7, 2011

    Ha 🙂 sure that giraffe head is legal?! 🙂

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