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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

 
 
 
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Les Puces de Vanves
Avenue Georges Lafenestre
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www.pucesdevanves.com


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Nestled in Porte de Vanves at the top of the Paris ring road, this small antiques market is a must for amateurs looking for unusual objects and curiosities. Attic sale or antiques flea market? It’s a bit of both.

A unique atmosphere

What's the programme for a weekend at the flea market? Search some, haggle a little, try to recognise the signature of a famous artist in the corner of a painting...the Vanves flea market is a must in Paris! Over 400 stands open at 8 am. Everything is much more accessible than at the St-Ouen flea market. The main attraction, though, is the friendly atmosphere which is long gone from other markets like this one. The many Japanese tourists seem to have understood this very well and inevitably include this Sunday event in their tour of the capital.

A market with a great deal of history

The sidewalks are full of sundry objects, chandeliers and infantry sabres; there’s a travelling refreshment stall on a corner, a '50s stand, 78 rpm records…it's all here in one big happy mess. Whether authentic or just copies, the objects share their "visible" history, that is, they've survived. In a way, they bear witness to the past. That’s the reason why they deserve that you take a little time to ask the dealer about them and try to lift the mystery. A brand new tramway will take you directly to the heart of the capital after you've finished your stroll through the past.

Every weekend of the year from 7 am to 2 pm.

Steve, 49 ENTREPRENEUR

Comfortable in working-class neighbourhoods and the tonier areas of Paris, I never get tired of rediscovering this timeless city. The Sex Pistols set the pace when I was younger. New technologies fill my working days now. My little extra: discovering fine eating spots around the capital for romantic dinners!

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