Flea Market - “a market where the goods may have fleas”
“This unattractive English term, now largely replaced by ‘swap meet’ derives from the Parisian Marche aux Puces (Market of Fleas) where inexpensive - and possibly flea-ridden - goods were bought and sold.”
FLEA MARKET! Apparently it’s the biggest in Europe. It’s at Porte de Clignacourt at the end of line 4. I visited this morning and it was pretty cool! They had some interesting things like a lot of hookahs, cool clothes, cheap shoes, knock off bags and wallets. They had a lot of bongs too. It was weird hahaha. I ended up just buying a shoulder bag/tote thing for my sister. It’s orange with elephants on it and it only cost 5 euros!
If you live in Paris now, or are ever visiting, you should make a note of this place and go and check it out on the weekend. You can get clothes/shoes/antiques/souvenirs for super cheap! The only bad thing is that the sellers are kind of sketchy, so I was hesitant to go in some of the stands by myself. Just go with friends if you want to see it for yourself!
Tror inte ens att jag och Ola såg en femtedel av loppmarknaden. Här stötte vi på kanske den mest otrevliga mannen någonsin. Jag önskade honom all bitterhet som finns, men förmodligen kan han inte bli mer bitter…