I was pleasantly surprised. It was a collector's dream to be able to look through stacks and stacks of beautiful paper for as little as a euro apiece.
Vintage paper items are hard to find at low prices in the markets in New York.
The vintage ephemera ranged from illustrated postcards, personal letters, invoices, fabric swatch cards, books, journals, and photographs.
The market also has dealers selling vintage silver, china, ceramics, clothing, shoes, bags, and furniture. You can also find new clothing, kitchen items, and accessories.
There was a lot of junk at the market, so it required a little patience to score some finds. My advice is to visit this market early. Some dealers start packing up as early as 1pm on Sundays.
Marché aux Puces de Vanves
- Marché aux Puces de Vanves stretches along two long blocks: Avenue Marc Sangnier and Avenue Georges Lafenestre.
- The market is free and open every Saturday and Sunday from 7am til 5pm.
- Metro: Line 13; Porte de Vanves.
- Get to the market early. Some antiques dealers start packing up as early as 1pm.
- When you go online for more information, try google chrome, so that it will translate the French website.
- The map below will help you get there.