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Antique and Flea Markets of London and Paris
     

Antique and Flea Markets of London and Paris

by Rupert Thomas
 
For travelers and collectors in search of a colorful experience, this innovative back-to-back guide shows how to sample the twin delights of the flea markets of these two capital cities. Convenience goes hand-in-hand with diversity: in both London and Paris a disparate range of dealers are united only by their passion for what they sell.

In Paris, the Puces de Saint

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For travelers and collectors in search of a colorful experience, this innovative back-to-back guide shows how to sample the twin delights of the flea markets of these two capital cities. Convenience goes hand-in-hand with diversity: in both London and Paris a disparate range of dealers are united only by their passion for what they sell.

In Paris, the Puces de Saint-Ouen has become one of the city's leading tourist attractions, drawing more crowds than the Eiffel Tower. Also included are the Puces de Vanves, the Puces de Montreuil, the Marche du Livre Ancien, and the Marche d'Aligre. London's list is equally full of evocative names and good things: Portobello, Old Crowther Market, Spitalfields, Bermondsey Market, Gray's Antique Market, Camden Passage, Camden Lock, and many more.
-- An insider's guide, packed with advice, anecdotes, and tips on how to haggle.
-- Conveys the overall feel of each flea market, draws attention to other interesting sights, and details the specialties of each dealer.
-- Practical information and maps tell how to get there and where to eat when the appetite for shopping flags.
-- Hundreds of color photographs evoke the atmosphere and charm of the markets.
-- Detailed indexes guide the buyer to everything from Regency mirrors to Roman antiques, couture to corkscrews.

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A delightful two-in-one guidebook, with many of the authors' favorite shops and stalls illustrated in color. The wares of hundreds of them are described, with notes about proprietors and their specialties and quirks. There are maps and directions for finding markets, tips on bargaining, and even suggestions for nearby cafes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500281123
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.63(d)

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