France has amazing flea markets, filled with vintage and antique furniture, kitchenware, paintings, vintage clothing, books, and home decor. It’s the perfect opportunity to shop for travel souvenirs and unique items to decorate your home!
1. Port de Vanves in Paris
This is known as one of France’s best flea markets, appreciated for its size and variety of items. Every Saturday and Sunday, 300 vendors sell items from France and beyond until 1pm.
Finds: Paintings, ceramics, 60s/70s era items, vintage clothing
2. Cours Saleya in Nice
Every Monday from the morning through mid-afternoon in sunny Nice, 200 vendors congregate to sell high-end collectibles. Although most finds here are pricey, you can find bargains at the adjacent Pierre Gauthier market.
Finds: Silver, vintage clothing, ceramics from Monaco and Vallaris, rustic wood items, and jewelry
3. Braderie de Lille
This is the best flea market in Europe and is held once a year in September. Thousands of vendors gather from Saturday morning through midnight on Sunday. Millions of visitors come from all over to shop.
4. Annecy in Vieux Quartier
This is the most picturesque flea market in France, although smaller. The items reflect the town’s position as the gateway to the Alps. It is held on the last Saturday of the month.
Finds: Paintings, wooden chests, armoires, milk jugs, ski equipment
5. Villeurbanne in Lyon
Every Sunday morning 400 vendors join to create one of the biggest flea markets in France.
Finds: Rustic collectibles, kitchenware, furniture, copperware
6. Allees Jules Guesde in Toulouse
This flea market is held on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each month. Toulouse is a great place to visit and enjoy the pink medieval buildings and theme park dedicated to space exploration.
Finds: Books, military memorabilia, African art, fine French porcelain
7. The Porte de Clingnancourt
This is a combination of 12 flea markets, held every Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There are thousands of stalls that offer all kinds of collectibles.
Finds: Marche Vernaison on Rue des Rosiers offers kitchenware, books, and table lamps. Marche Daupin features market jewelry and ornate antique furniture.
8. Boulevard Beranger in Tours
This flea market is held once a month in the “Garden of France.” There are about 150 stalls. Once you’re done exploring the market, enjoy Tours, where you will find amazing architecture, vineyards, and botanical gardens.
Finds: Fine French porcelain, books, furniture.
9. Place Viarme in Narites
About 100 vendors set up shop along the Brittany cost. This picturesque location on the Atlantic coast is a great place to spend the day shopping for travel souvenirs.
Finds: Vintage nautical memorabilia
10. L’espace Mosson in Montpellier
Every Sunday in the far south of France. There are food stalls with delicious snacks of merguez and andouillette sausages.
Finds: Antique and vintage furniture, blue and white enamelware, paintings, and pottery.