Les Puces de Saint-Ouen is Paris’ real treasure trove : bringing together antique dealers, designers, and artists,; a real paradise for lovers of beautiful objects and history. There you will find anything from the perfect 40’s dress, to the Scandinavian couch, or rare book. Hosting many antiques dealers, and now even a contemporary art gallery, the this Flea flea market is the perfect Sunday getaway.
Start your day by with a brunch at La Recyclerie (83 Boulevard Ornano, 75018), with a vegetarian option, great coffee, and perfect cakes. Settled in an old train station, this place is entirely dedicated to retro and recycling. This summer they will land lend? you a bike for free to explore the surroundings area. If you’re in for a fancier option, visit Ma Cocotte (106 Rue des Rosiers), the very chic restaurant inside Les Puces designed by Starck, where you’ll enjoy a great poulet fermier (traditional french French sunday Sunday plate) with young movie stars and a fashionable crowd.
Afterwards, you’ll have to choose which markets you’d like to explore. Here are our two favourites favorites. The Marché Paul Bert Serpette is known as an avant-garde place that became an edgy label of quality. There you’ll find masterpieces of unknown designers, along with a great combination of times and periods. A dreamy selection of furniture.
In the Marché Dauphine you’ll encounter great vintage shops with clothes from any period, from cheeky underwear to 1920’s dresses, as well as second-hand book sellers. Take your time to explore carefully, you might find something unexpected.
End your day by a stop at the recently opened contemporary art gallery Until Then (77 rue des Rosiers), currently showing a great exhibition by a Mexican artist, Martin Soto Climent (until the 31st of July). In the same yard, stop by the vintage Habitat shop, where they sell old vintage pieces of their brand, and including their most famous pieces (such as the table designed by Daft Punk), and the concept store L’Eclaireur, dedicated to furniture and lifestyle.