Slideshow: Close Up at Le Marché aux Puces in Paris
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.