Marche Paul Bert Serpette
Type: 19th - 20th Century Art Galleries, Art Galleries, China / Crystal, Flea Markets, Furniture / Home Decor, Malls, Sculpture Galleries, Specialty Shops
Nearly everyone has heard of the famous French flea markets. Paris is even more well-known for them. The biggest one is this one just at the edge of the city, within a stone's throw (easy walking... Read More
Nearly everyone has heard of the famous French flea markets. Paris is even more well-known for them. The biggest one is this one just at the edge of the city, within a stone's throw (easy walking distance anyway) from the metro station Porte de Clignancourt. But to categorize this as a 'flea market' is a misnomer. The Paul Bert Serpette is a specialized market within the larger 'flea market' which spand several city blocks. This antiques, valuables and fine furniture market, cherished by the world's top interior decorators, is a clearly defined market zone within the larger one. The art and furniture dealers here are savvy and constantly on the look out for the treasure that others have missed. The market is only open Friday-Monday, because, truthfully, most of their business is done internationally by special order. During Maison & Objet and Paris Design Week, the designers and interior decorators looking for that authentic piece flock here in their 'spare time.'
- Best Shopping: "Extraordinarlily well-organized, the hundred or so vendors at this antiques and fine, one-of-a-kind art and furniture market have on-site shipping service. So if you fall in love with that Robespierre bronze bust from the 18th c., no worries, someone is there to ship it directly back home for you."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Scouring this antiques and fine objects market is actually time-saving. In this concentrated area of the larger 'flea market' are all the best dealers.