Les Puces de Saint-Ouen
Paris’s flea markets, or marché aux puce as they’re called in French, are some of the most famous in the world. The one at Saint-Ouen is the world’s largest and oldest; established officially in 1885, it stretches over seven hectares and is home to over 2,000 stalls. The marketplace itself is actually a group of many smaller markets, roughly categorised into three themes: vintage and antiques, clothing, and professional markets (which are closed to the public). Haggling is expected here, however, a little bit of French will go a long way, as will a smile.