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Flea Market: 23 best flea markets in France (2020 update)


A visit to a Brocante (a French word for flea market) can be the highlight of a trip to France: a lively encounter with everyday French culture, an exciting way to spend a few hours, and a chance to pick up a unique souvenir or add to a collection.

Each year, more than 15,000 flea markets and garage sales take place across the country, gathering crowds of fans and onlookers in search of a bargain, a rare item, a decorating idea or a souvenir.

We selected our favourite French flea markets for 2020, with a mind to diversity in location, price range and quality of wares.

Best Flea Markets France 2020

Use the links below to jump to our detailed reviews of the best brocantes in every region of France:

Best Flea Markets in Paris:

  • Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt (Paris St-Ouen flea market)
  • Paris’ Puces de Vanves Flea Market
  • Montreuil Flea Market

Best Flea Markets in Northern France:

  • La Grande Braderie de Lille
  • Foire aux Puces de Crèvecœur-le-Grand
  • Brocante de Maroilles
  • La Réderie d’Amiens

Best Flea Markets in Western France:

  • La Braderie du Canal Saint-Martin in Rennes
  • Brocante de Durtal
  • Brocante de Chambord flea market
  • Tours Flea Market (Brocante Boulevard Béranger)
  • Nantes Flea Market (Brocante Place Viarme)

Best Flea Markets in Southern and South-Western France:

  • Toulouse Flea Market (Brocante Saint Aubin – formerly Brocante Saint Sernin)
  • Pézenas Flea Market (Grande Foire à la Brocante de Pézenas)
  • Arles Flea Market
  • Villeneuve-lès-Avignon Flea Market
  • Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (Foire de l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue)
  • Carpentras Flea Market (Brocante de Carpentras)
  • Nice Flea Market (Brocante Saleya)

Best Flea Markets in Eastern France:

  • Lyon Flea Market (Les Puces du Canal)
  • Farfouille de Leyment
  • Annecy Vieux Quartier Flea Market
  • Belfort Flea Market

And these are just a start! Discover now our flea market listing and brocante directory of the best flea markets to visit in France! Enthusiasts may also wish to check out the top 7 largest periodic flea markets & antique fairs in France known as “vide-greniers” (basically, “emptying the attics”) that take place on a less frequent basis in communities across France.

Afterwards, don’t miss the chance to have a look at our ranking of the Top 15 Flea Markets in Europe You MUST Visit. Enjoy the reading!

Bonus: Flea markets of France on a map!

You can now view the best flea markets and antique fairs in France on a map! Not only have we included all the flea markets featured in this article, but we have added some of France’s most acclaimed antique fairs to the mix. Just click on the image below to access our map feature for free.

flea market map France


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