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OKKO HOTELS favourites: Les Puces du Canal

Published on April 22 2016
  • The City

A unique market tailor-made for lovers of art, antiques and furniture, Les Puces du Canal is the perfect spot for a Sunday stroll full of surprises!

Les Puces du Canal
The historic entry to Les Puces du Canal

It’s off to Villeurbanne, which is transformed every Sunday into the venue for France’s second biggest flea market. A true paradise for fans of bric-a-brac and antiques, this is an unusual experience to say the least: it is Lyon’s very own urban Ali Baba cave, and well worth a visit if you’re passing through the city!

Les puces du canal
Live sculpture at Les Puces du Canal 

If it is old furniture or vintage vinyl you’re after, or anything designer and retro for that matter, then you’ve come to the right place. Every Sunday, around 400 vendors and exhibitors (including antiques dealers, collectors, photo exhibitors and vintage décor specialists) set up at Les Puces du Canal for a unique market that attracts in the order of 500,000 visitors per year.

Les puces du canal
Les puces du canal

Les puces du canal
Les puces du canal

Each weekly event features four different areas : the Hangar, renowned for its antiques (old furniture, ornaments , paintings); the Louis Brocante Hall, with its huge variety of stalls; the village of containers, dedicated to design and more contemporary items; and the school, more focused on recovered, restored and vintage objects.

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Les puces du canal

Once you’ve dug up your hidden treasures and browsed all the great deals on offer, head to one of the guinguette bars for a well-earned break!

les guinguettes

Practical information

Les Puces Du Canal opens three times per week. It is reserved for professional stall holders on Thursdays (from 07:00 to midday) and Saturdays (08:00 to midday), while members of the public are also welcome to set up their own stalls during its Sunday opening hours (07:00 to 15:00).

Les puces du canal
3, rue Eugène Pottier, 69100 Villeurbanne

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