Paris Puces

 Paris’ Marchés aux Puces are fairly well known. They’re somewhat of an institution and can be an entertaining way to spend an hour (or more) off the beaten tourist path.

The largest, Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, is located at the very northernmost part of the city. But it can be a bit overwhelming, so my favorite to visit is the Puces de Vanves. It’s a great size, lots to see, doesn’t take up your entire day and has a nice, neighborhood feel to it. Pick a Saturday or Sunday and make the trek.


It was a cold, damp Sunday when I headed to Porte de Vanves. The rain didn’t seem to dampen the spirited exchange of the dealers. There is a nice, relaxed vibe at this market.


I debated over buying a set of cafe au lait bowls. I’m not sure if I’d use them, but maybe if I had them I would…


These sconces attracted my eye, but I know they would just elicit some eye-rolling when I got them home – “What do you expect to do with them?”


The dealers accepted my high-school French without even a blink of an eye. I appreciate them for that. I’m not sure I got any great deals, but I was pretty happy with what I found.


This little candleholder, or maybe tiny planters. It will look awesome in my outdoor gazebo when we put it up again for the summer.


La piece de resistance! I was looking for a quintessentially French souvenir and found it! I’m a champagne girl and Veuve Clicquot is the best of the best! It’s a bit chipped, but when I’m home and use it for my bits and pieces I’ll always think of my amazing time in Paris.

By | 2018-03-29T16:55:29+00:00 March 2nd, 2013|Markets, Paris, Shopping|