Marché aux Puces de Sain-Ouen/Clignancourt
The Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen/ Clignancourt on the Rue du Rosiers in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, known as Les Puces, is held every Saturday and Sunday.
It’s a vast colourful maze with a series of enclosed villages packed with antique and vintage shops and booths and a dozen brocantes. These sell everything from antiquities to lamp-posts and stairs to bronzes, tapestries and mirrors as well as vintage photographs and toys.
The largest antiques and vintage market in the world attracts 120,000-180,000 visitors every weekend and makes for a busy trawl through Saint-Ouen’s labyrinth of winding alleyways.
Nearest Metro is Porte de Clignancourt.
Marché aux Puces de Vanves
Quieter and smaller than Les Puces and considered less expensive is the Marché aux Puces de Vanves on Avenue Georges Lafenestre in the Paris 14th arrondissement.
This runs every Saturday and Sunday from 7am-1pm with 350 dealers stalling out with industrial furniture, lots of lighting, perfume bottles and plenty of quirky pieces.
Nearest Metro is Porte de Vanves.
Foire à la Brocante des Quinconces
Held twice a year in Bordeaux, in the heart of the famous wine-growing region and an ideal base to explore to explore the neighbouring wineries, the biannual Foire à la Brocante des Quinconces takes place on the city’s main square.
The winter event runs until Sunday, December 9.
This brocante fields around 250 exhibitors and welcomes 180,000 visitors over two weeks with a large variety of objects for sale.