"Marché des puces - Flea Market" Inside Toulouse Tip by mikey_e

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  The marché des puces
by mikey_e

As the old saying goes, one man?s trash is another man?s treasure. Now imagine that you sift through the trash of a man who lives not only in another country, but in one that is world-renowned for its love of style and fashion! Imagine the treasures you?d find then! That?s exactly what you can do at the Marché des Puces across from the University and the Musée d?histoire naturelle. I don?t know exactly when the flea market is held (I was there on a Sunday), but I?m willing to bet that it is a weekend affair only. The same sort of goods you?d find at flea market in any part of the world predominate here ? old books and comics, furniture, records, toys, lighters, buttons, pins, some old clothing, postcards and paintings. I have no idea what the prices are like, although I seem to remember that the comics had price stickers and they were not all that cheap. Still, the fun is in wandering through the market and seeing what?s on offer. Indeed, it provides a nice break from the high-brow attractions of the Musée Georges-Labit and the Musée d?histoire naturelle, both of which are in this area.

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  • Written Dec 23, 2008
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