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A wonderland of old crap

4.0 Stars

Marche Vernaisson is one of the many flea markets in the Saint Ouen area. It’s a shantytown of antique dealers and junk vendors. I’m not much into antique shopping, but I enjoyed wandering the many alleyways looking at all the old European relics and admiring the ivy.

While Marche Vernaisson seems to be one of the nicest markets, everyone in the neighborhood is getting in on the action of selling used stuff. As you walk away from the central area, the merchandise goes from expensive eighteenth century credenzas to knock-off Gucci to cheap hardware goods. If you continue further under the freeway overpass, you can find half-empty cans of shaving cream and that left loafer you’ve been looking everywhere for.

On Mon Jun 22, 2009 | Back to Marche Vernaison