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Outdoor Markets

De Bercy Village

Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This lovely outdoor mall is situated right alongside the Bercy Park. In what was once wine cellars are now shops, restaurants, and bars. From skateboard shops to clothing stores, there are tons of places to explore along this tree-lined pedestrian street. Colorful art installations sometimes appear throughout the complex, too, giving this lively spot another breath of air. Between the park, the restaurants, the sweets shops, and the wine stores, this is a lovely day trip from the city center. 

Andy’s Notes:

A nearby metro station allows visitors to travel to Bercy Village from the center of Paris in just 10 minutes. 

Marché aux Fleurs - Reine Elisabeth II

Hours: Open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This iconic flower market along the banks of the Seine first opened around 1808. Multiple flower vendors sell plants, handicrafts, like birdhouses and even birds from the adjoining greenhouses. Visitors can wander the walkways drinking in the beautiful flowers and their aromatic fragrances. Guests will see everything from orchids and violets to hydrangeas and lemon trees. It is certainly a must-see for plant lovers and herbalists within the city. 

Andy’s Notes:

Go in the early afternoon for the least-crowded time of day. 

Marché aux Puces d'Aligre

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This antiques market is not the easiest to find, but the entrance signs are located on the right side of the street as visitors walk down the sidewalk with the brand vendors. It is well worth the effort to sift through the many tables of items ranging from jewelry and books to bric-a-brac and glassware. Textiles, kitchenware, and other home decor can also be found. With a keen eye, customers can find quality French antiques and beautiful African art. 

Andy’s Notes:

Avoid the peddlers on the way to the market. Visitors can be fooled into thinking they have reached the market. Continue to look for the signs until you reach them and the market. 

Marché Vernaison

Hours: Saturday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This traditional flea market is one of the best places to hunt for vintage finds in Paris. There are many alleyways to wander with vine-covered shops of vendors selling everything from vintage fashion and antiques to trinkets and home decor. This large maze of vintage shops is a place to scour for great finds of all kinds, though the items can be pricey. Take your time, but keep in mind there are many flea market shops to visit in this part of Paris. 

Andy’s Notes:

Visitors can wander indoors or outdoors, so poor weather is not a deterrent. 

Paris Flea Market

Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located near the other Paris flea markets, this is perhaps the best-known open-air flea market. With more than 2,500 vendors, this rambling tangle of shops seems endless. Visitors will find all kinds of vintage and antique treasures ranging from toys and clothes to furniture and textiles. For obscure and unique finds in Paris, there is no better place to hunt than at the Paris Flea Market. Plan to spend a full day here or even two days to thoroughly sift through the shops you wish to see. 

Andy’s Notes:

Consider booking a guide for your first visit here as it can be easy to get lost or miss some of the best stores with so many options. 

Paul Bert Serpette

Hours: Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This longstanding marketplace is another option for browsing between vendors. The indoor antiques market primarily focuses on selling antiques, clothing, jewelry and clothing. Those searching for quirky or antique home decor as well as wonderful mid-century modern pieces will not be disappointed. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars nearby so shoppers can take a break and come back for more during an all-day spree. Plan to stay or return to the area, however, as all of the best antiques markets are located close to one another on the outskirts of Paris. 

Andy’s Notes:

Allow for plenty of time so as to avoid feeling rushed or missing bucket list shops since there are hundreds to choose from. 

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