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Slideshow: Close Up at Le Marché aux Puces in Paris

Wooden Soldiers at Le Marché aux Puces. Photo by Deborah Loeb Bohren
Wooden Soldiers at Le Marché aux Puces in Paris. Photo by Deborah Loeb Bohren

Photos & text by Deborah Loeb Bohren


From it’s humble beginnings as home to the “rag and bone” men of Paris around 1870, Le Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen (http://www.marcheauxpuces-saintouen.com)  — Paris’s most legendary flea market — today boasts 14 individual markets spread over more than 750,000 square feet providing the penultimate paradise for treasure hunters. Laid out along rue des Rosiers in the 18th arrondissement just beyond the city’s ring road, each market has it’s own unique character and timeless finds, and meandering up and down the alleys, and in and out of the stalls, is a great way to see Paris from a slightly different perspective. From used champagne corks to classic Ricard pastis glasses and from old money, lost marbles and lost letters to gilded clocks and french essential table dressings from the 17th and 18th centuries, the Puces is the perfect place to make a part of Paris past a part of your today.

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  1. Angela
    May 21, 2014 at 4:54 pm — Reply

    A wonderful, strong set of images – it’s like being at Le Marche’ myself and “finding” all those wonderful items.

  2. Paula Laverty
    May 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm — Reply

    Wonderful! And, so wonderfully YOU!

  3. susan stillman
    May 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm — Reply

    LOVE your pictures !!! Miss you


    • JAN
      June 2, 2014 at 8:00 am — Reply

      Nice !

      – Jan

  4. May 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm — Reply

    Beautiful…you should frame them tout de suite!!!

  5. May 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm — Reply

    Great photo essay, Deb! Love your work!

  6. Heidi Leeds
    May 21, 2014 at 10:18 pm — Reply

    I am so impressed! Didn’t think it would be possible, but you may be better at your second career than you were at your first!!

  7. Mary
    May 22, 2014 at 10:50 am — Reply

    I love the keys!!!

  8. JAN
    May 22, 2014 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    Nice –

    Where are the rest?

    – Jan

  9. Sherry Z.
    May 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm — Reply

    These are really beautiful and interesting Deb.

  10. Jane
    May 22, 2014 at 9:38 pm — Reply

    I love this format and the pictures. I don’t usually have time to read long blogs…viewing the pictures does a far better job of describing the market.
    Thank you!

  11. Sasha
    May 22, 2014 at 9:51 pm — Reply

    It’s great! You have a great sense of space, rhythm and indefinite time, Deb. Jealous 🙂

  12. May 23, 2014 at 9:16 am — Reply


  13. Jay L.
    May 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    Wonderful photos Deb!

  14. JAN
    May 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm — Reply


    – Jan

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