15 Best Things to Do in Saint-Ouen (France)

A well-connected northern suburb of Paris, Saint-Ouen is famed for its flea market: The Marché aux Puces is absolutely gigantic, running on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, hosting thousands of stalls and pulling in more than 100,000 shoppers per day.

Transport-wise Saint-Ouen is a dream, sitting right on the RER C and Line 13 of the Paris Métro. This slashes journey times to top sights like the Eiffel Tower and museums like the Musée d’Orsay. And Saint-Ouen is just the other side of the Périphérique from the 18th Arrondissement. So the Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre, edifying culture, cafe terraces and crazy nightlife all await.

Lets explore the best things to do in Saint-Ouen:

1. Marché aux Puces

Marché aux Puces

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Marché aux Puces

If you’re into bargain hunting, few shopping trips can top the Marché aux Puces in Saint-Ouen.

There are more antique and furniture dealers here (2,000 traders in all) than at any other single market in the world.

Their stalls are spread over a nine-hectare site, broken down into 15 distinct markets, some completely covered to feel like enclosed mini malls, and others like city streets.

There’s a huge jumble of things on offer at the Marché aux Puces: Ceramics, books, lighting or furniture, items from a house clearance or knock-off fashion.

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