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Vintage posters on sale at a flea market in the 7th Arrondissement.
You haven't experienced Paris unless you have visited a flea market. And, there are so many different kinds to explore. Flea markets sell just about everything from antiques and collectibles to food, flowers, clothing, and even books. 

This past weekend, I stumbled upon a small weekend antiques and collectibles market on La Motte-Picquet and Rue Cler in the 7th Arrondissement. 

The range in items that can be found in such a small market amazed me. Dealers were selling a variety of wares such as vintage posters (right), cameras, artwork, china, postcards, games, and timepieces. There was even a booth dedicated to vintage tools and kitchen items.

You can really score some great deals. Finding a great price at a New York flea market is rare, so it was nice to feel like I could buy something. I picked up a few teacups and saucers for under 5 Euros and vintage postcards for a euro. There were also quite a few vendors selling used books for a song--stacks were on sale for just under one euro. 

Markets to Visit
One of the largest markets in Paris is the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen at Porte Clignancourt in Saint-Ouen. On Saturdays and Sundays, visitors can stroll through the stalls in some 17 markets--five of them are dedicated to dealers specializing in antiques and collectibles. 

Located in the 14th Arrondissement, the Marché aux Puces de Vanves  features stellar dealers selling books, silver, Art Deco items, furniture, and more.

If food is your passion, the Paris Tourism website gives you the dish on all of the markets throughout the city.  

Check out this video from on the Marché Vernaison in Saint-Ouen (one of the markets in Saint-Ouen). I plan on making it to this one next Sunday.