A Visit to Le Marché aux Puces (The Paris Flea market)

by Maggie Battista
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Maggie Battista

Passionate about fine dining and old-fashioned hospitality, Maggie is focused on finding hidden, authentic food gems and is absolutely in love with the creamy, salty butter sold all over Paris. She also runs an online magazine and market called Eat Boutique, where she discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. Maggie’s based in Boston, with frequent trips to Paris, Brooklyn, Maine, and northern California. View Maggie Battista's Website

7 comments on “A Visit to Le Marché aux Puces (The Paris Flea market)

I picked up a beautiful antique wooden table from a Parisien flea market last week. The real challenge of course is not to buy more than you’re able to take home!

I adore Les Puces. I’ve found many treasured possessions there over the years. I first went there 35 years ago, with my grandmother, who bought a huge Belgian chiming clock.
About 12 years later, as a young fashion fan, I found myself a gorgeous Hermes Kelly box leather handbag for just $15. Sure it needed some work – but not much. This is not something that you can count on, but the treasure hunt is the joy of Les Puces.
If you find a seller who seems to have a nice range of luxury goods, always ask if they have anything that isn’t on display! Most have stashed boxes of scarves, costume jewelry and other accessories.

Ooh, I love those wood with green chairs! And the letters and the little leather goose with big stitches. Would be fun to browse with you and a big latte! Can’t wait to hear more…

I’ll be your shopping partner in a few weeks!!

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