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Les Puces: How to Shop Paris Flea Markets

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The flea markets of Paris are perhaps the finest in the world. The range and quality of both dealers and merchandise is so extraordinary and ever-changing that many U.S. visitors to Paris make a point of going to the Marché aux Puces, as they are called, at least once during every stay in the city.

Listen in to Penny Drue Baird, an AD100 interior designer, for an insider’s look at the Paris flea markets—who are the best dealers, how and when to get the best prices, and when to go for the best selections. A lifelong devotee of all things French, New York-based Baird maintains a base in Paris that she uses for shopping the markets, the furniture and furnishings emporiums, and showrooms for her top clientele.
Recorded Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Alliance Française de Chicago.


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