Puces de St-Ouen claims to be the largest flea market in the world, though nowadays it’s predominantly a proper – and expensive – antiques market (mainly furniture, but including old café-bar counters, traffic lights, jukeboxes and the like), with many quirky treasures to be found. Of the twelve or so individual markets, you could concentrate on Marché Dauphine, good for movie posters, chanson and jazz records, comics and books, and Marché Vernaison for curios and bric-a-brac.

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