5 Reasons to Visit Marché Biron



5 Reasons to Visit Marché Biron

Since 1925, the magnificent Marché Biron has been at the centre of Paris Saint-Ouen Flea Market. Here are our five top reasons why you should visit Marché Biron on your next trip to Paris.

1. The most prestigious flea market in the world

As their motto goes, “What you can’t touch in Versailles… You can get in Biron.” With over 220 antique dealers, Marché Biron is one of the three emblematic markets in this one-of-a-kind location. Biron’s reputation has been built thanks to its high-quality dealers, several of whom have had their galleries here for generations. Among the Marché Biron’s regular visitors are celebrities, collectors, museums, interior designers, renowned decorators, and top chefs from the international gastronomy scene.

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2. Nearly 100 years of history

This legendary Parisian flea market dates back to 1925 when antique dealers were threatened with being expelled from the city. Over the 20th century, various famous French people visited the stalls of the market — from Colette to Picasso. Gradually, the market grew to encompass two streets with art, antiques, bronzes, sculptures, statues, and more available to browse.

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3. A myriad of authentic antiques

From Louis XIV to modernism, not to mention Art Nouveau and Art Deco, all the centuries are represented in Biron market.

Just to give a flavour to the variety offered by our expert dealers… Hugues Lassaussois (stands 123, 147 and 148) sells period stained glass windows with delicate floral, landscape or gallant decorations, while William Diximus, MLD Fine Art, and Claude and David Mekiess select the finest French furniture for their stalls. Hassan galleries (stands 32, 33, 34, 35) house an amazing 19th-century collection of ornamental statuary, furniture, and decorative objects. Europe is not the only continent represented in the market. Visit the Tora Tori gallery for Japanese art and Victoria Hougron’s Beauté chinoise gallery for Chinese art.

There’s also vintage fashion to be discovered including Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel as well as antique watches in the ISL gallery and the Atelier du Temps.

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4. A modern antique market

You don’t have to travel to Paris to visit the market. There are plenty of opportunities to visit Marché Biron virtually, from the comprehensive website catalogue to virtual tours. You can also find out more about the brilliant antique dealers on Marché Biron’s YouTube channel. Their weekly newsletter and social media platforms will keep you up to date on the latest arrivals. Plus, the market provides a shipping service, enabling you to buy and receive unique antiques wherever you are in the world.

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5. Spectacular events

Every year, Marché Biron, also known as the “Faubourg Saint-Honoré”, hosts la Fête des Puces. Marché Biron transforms for the evening, rolling out a red carpet with fabulous performers, lighting, and decorations to match the theme, which has ranged from 2022’s flamboyant One Thousand and One Nights to the musical Broadway at Biron.

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Biron Market
85 rue des Rosiers
93400 Saint-Ouen

Open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from 10 am to 6 pm.



By public transport:
Porte de Clignancourt (metro line 4)
Garibaldi (metro line 13)
Mairie de Saint-Ouen (metro line 14)
Bus n°85
Porte de Clignancourt (tramway 3b)

By car, exit the ring road at “Porte de Clignancourt” or “Porte de Saint Ouen”, or exit at “Porte de Montmartre” from the Boulevard des Maréchaux.

Parking is available at:
142 rue des Rosiers
7 rue Marie-Curie
110 rue des Rosiers
30 avenue de la Porte-de-Clignancourt

Lead photo credit : © Marché Biron

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