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We’ve been hearing all about the Paris flea market so today we decided to head there. It was pretty easy getting there, all we had to do was hop onto a train.{ metro line 4 to porte de clingencourt } Once we got off the metro it was a little tricky finding the actual flea market.

First we had to fight off all the street vendors selling knock-off purses, wallets, and bejeweled belts. Those guys always come up to me to sell their goods and it’s probably because i’m an easy target, carrying a knock-off.

Once we got to the actual flea market my husband Brian kept telling me how overwhelming it was. I agreed. My eyes were wandering from booth to booth. There were vintage dresses, furs, and jewelry and then I would be distracted by amazing old furniture. Brian had his share of favorites too. He found one section that had old architecture plan drawings and vintage cameras. We both agreed we wished we were living here longer than a couple months so that we could take full advantage of the market. If you go to paris, I highly recommend checking out the giant flea market.

Mary-Jane Lee and her husband Brian lived in Paris for 100 days, as documented in Mary-Jane’s website, Archi Loves Mary Jane.

Mary-Jane Lee, who took the photos of Bimbo Tower record shop, also went to check out Passage Brady and wrote up this great recap of her experience there:

Located in the 10th arrondissement, Passage Brady is one of the longest covered streets in Paris and it’s a great place to find cheap Indian and Pakistani food. Along with the amazingly priced restaurants (lunch menus boast a 5 euro special), Passage Brady contains a small market with seasonal produce, hundreds of fragrant spices, and specialty rices and mixes. It’s also a nice place to shop for brightly colored clothing and jewelry, smell over 40 essential oils, and pick up a bollywood flick. I spent at least twenty minutes smelling each individual essential oil. I really wanted to get a lavender one and also a mint one. When Brian discovered I was serious about buying the whole store, it was time to leave. After eating and shopping there’s a little surprise at the end of the passage and that surprise is a giant mural with colors to match the rest of the passage.

We loved checking this place out. It’s definitely worth visiting.

Passage Brady
43, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Martin
75010 Paris