The corner of bargain hunters
You can go bargain hunting for anything in Paris!
- From Saturday to Monday, flea markets and second-hand shops enliven the gateways to Paris.
Paris’s flea markets offer all types of objects for all budgets. Both popular and very specialized, the flea markets are veritable treasure troves for fans of designer furniture, antiques and curios of all kinds.
Strolling along the banks of the Seine, you’ll see the famous bouquinistes who offer numerous old and second-handbooks, as well as engravings, postcards and other collector’s items.
Bargain hunting in Paris also means combing the many second-hand sales which take place during the year. Good bargains are also to be found in the Dépôts-ventes (second-hand shops where goods are sold on commission) and in the second-hand clothes corners of major department stores.
Flea markets and antique: the happiness of bargain-hunters.
The Marais, the Bastille and the 6th arrondissement are full of second-hand markets and antique dealers.
In the heart of Paris in the Marais district, the little streets and courtyards of the Village Saint-Paul are home to numerous antique dealers.
L’Avant-Cour offers carefully chosen objects from all around the world. You will also find shops with antique and hand-crafted jewellery. As for the brocantes or second-hand markets, they liven up different parts of the city every weekend and offer a diverse selection of goods including rare and old books, vintage clothing, toys and unusual objects.
Over towards Saint-Germain-des-Prés and as far as the Musée d’Orsay, some 120 antique dealers make up the Carré Rive Gauche.