Tag along as we shop the world's most famous flea market: Marché St Ouen, Paris. Also known as Les Puces de Clignancourt: the largest "flea" in the world, with 2500 market stalls, and more than 11 million designers, decorators, shoppers a year. So much fun, non?
Officially created in 1885, every one of the marché stalls overflows with gorgeous goods, from all periods and countries.
Here you can bargain-hunt classic antiques - like a dreamy 1970s vintage Fiat for 9800 euro - or restored top-end goods such as furniture, paintings, tapestries, mirrors, lamps, dishes...to name but a few.
I never met a chandelier I didn't need immediately.
Or a painting...especially when old, Frenchy fun canvases or oil paintings on wine crate pieces. Need.
Car size rubber ducky? Yep.
All the beautiful, gilded china one could ever dream of? Oui, bien sur.
Portraits...oh my do I love portraits. Especially old, faded, perfect french versions.
And pairs of chairs. Oh dear do I have problem - always have - resisting pairs of frenchy chairs.
My favorite of the 14 different marchés inside the large complex of St Ouen - where you can find some great pieces, and still find good deals - include Jules Valées, Biron, Cambo, Dauphine, Paul Bert Serpette, and Vernaison.
If only these fit inside my carry on...
Marché St Ouen is located north of Paris - right on the edge in front of the 18th arrondissement, and is open only 3 days a week: on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Our Insider's Paris Tour - ready to divide, conquer and fill a container with new projects.