Friday, 8 April 2011

Puces de Saint-Oeun et Clignancourt

After a little bit of a disappointing market experience in the south of Paris, do you know what my gorgeous Mr E said? That we shout head to the north and try our luck there! What a man I have. So we jumped on the metro and rode up to the opposite end of Paris to Puces de Saint-Oeun et Clignancourt.
There are so so many stalls here. Though more for the serious collector. One store that was my absolute fave (pictured above) has all sorts of wonderful vintage paper and empheria. And eagle-eyes Mr E did us proud by spying a wonderful old hand-painted French schoolroom poster of a frog. There are very graphic outlines of this frog painted on black. Really lovely and it will match another school poster I have of a plant on black. And not only did he spy it, but he haggled masterfully and got the price down by a third. Good lad! I must say also the ladies who run the store were just delightful, not those grumpy only people you usually come across.
The market is huge and we wandered quite aimlessly down the make-shift buildings and alley ways.
Lots and lots of stuff.
And you can't quite see above, so detail below, just how close we were to Sacré-Cœur.Lots of fun. Lots of dust. Then a quick batch of fries and back home to the hotel.
Puces de Saint-Oeun et Clignancourt: Porte de Clignancourt (18th). Saturday - Monday 9.30am - 7pm. Metro stop: Port de Clignanvourt.

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