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The St-Ouen Flea Market is the largest antiques market in the world. It is made up of 14 markets and brings together 1,700 merchants, creators and artisans over 7 hectares.

The St-Ouen Flea Market is the largest antiques market in the world. It is made up of 14 markets and brings together 1,700 merchants, creators and artisans over 7 hectares.
The markets are open to the public on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Mondays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An international meeting place, it welcomes art and antique lovers and strollers. The Biron, Vernaison, Paul Bert, Serpette, Dauphine, Malassis and Puces de St-Ouen markets are the best known markets and allow you to discover hidden treasures. Each market has its specificity.
Dauphine Market: Records, books, jewelry, small objects, figurines.
Biron Market:, also called “The Faubourg St-Honoré of fleas”: Objects of art.
Jule Valérie Market: Objects without renovation in a garage sale atmosphere.
Dauphine Market: We discover a real giant flying saucer there
Vernaison Market: Oldest flea market.
Paul Bert/Serpette Market: Current trends.L

Where does the name “Flea Market” come from?

The name “Flea Market” comes from the statement of an unknown person who compared the merchandise, the displays of scrap metal and the old rags sold there to goods that were “questionable to say the least”, just like the old clothes resold. by ragpickers” To survive, they collected objects found in the streets and resold them on the outskirts of towns. Among the second-hand clothes, we found old moth-eaten clothes bought “fleas included””

Flea Night

The St-Ouen Flea Festival takes place every year in September. On this occasion, large night parties are organized during a weekend. This year, the soiree took place on October 5, 2023 from 7 p.m. to midnight, in the presence of many guests such as Isabelle Camus, Jérémy Bellet and Pierre-Jean Chalençon. Each market offered its own activities, including culinary tastings, parades and concerts. “Puces & Nature-La Nature dans les Arts Décoratifs” was the one for 2023. The stalls showed a colorful decorative spirit and fantasy in the lush populated garden. of magical creatures that wandered through the aisles. The Flea Night was open by invitation only. The large historic markets offered an invitation-only reception with entertainment. The festivities continued the weekend of 7th and 8th until Monday October 10th.

The Biron Market held its evening event on October 5 with the theme “Lush Gardens”. The program consisted of a dreamlike show of lights and dances by the company “Il été une Flamme”, a bodypainting performance by dancers from the “Compagnie Centauré” and a DJ set by DJ Ignace .

The Marché Dauphine offered for its evening a musical show with artists from the Cabaret de Madame Arthur, the scenography of the Marché Dauphine was provided by Gilles Perez de la Vega. The Flea Festival at the Marché Dauphine was sponsored by Mélanie Griffon, journalist from Télématin on France 2, specialist in tourism and the art market.

Biron Market

Marché Biron is one of the flea markets in St-Ouen. Created at the beginning of the 20th century, in 1925, its installation on land near the Vernaison market, between the Vernaison market and rue des Rosiers, is linked to a negotiation between a group of merchants threatened with eviction, with the city. However, the condition of building real stores was linked to it. Over time, it will become the market for celebrities (Picasso, Utrillo, André Breton, etc.) and art connoisseurs. It will be nicknamed “Le Faubourg St Honoré des Puces”. We met many artists there like Georges Lucas, Woody Allen, Lenny Kravitz, Lionel Ritchie, Katherine Heigl, Mireille Darc, Pierce Brosnan, Julia Roberts, Madonna, Uma Thurman…

The first market with stands spread out along 2 parallel aisles, it has built up a reputation over the years. It was by sorting the items put up for sale that he stood out from Marché Malik and his clothes and Marché Vernaison and his furniture and second-hand objects. in the 220 stands that make it up, you can now find quality antique furniture, gilded wood, glassware and high-end merchandise: jewelry, furniture, paintings, tapestries, mirrors, lighting, objects from the Far East , photographs and objects of tableware dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The website allows you to discover a catalog of the objects deposited.

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