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                PAUL BERT • SERPETTE
 W hen entering the Puces’ largest market, one
immediately notices its architectural variety that shows the long history of the
construction of Paul Bert Serpette. The beauty of the surroundings delights the visitors and pull them through the alley ways, one by one, so that they don’t miss one corner of the spectacle unfolding before their eyes. In 1946, Louis Poré created the Paul Bert Market on land that he owned. Starting in 1949, the Market began to truly progress thanks to the new paving on the alley ways and the construction of brick and mortar boutiques. At the beginning of 1970 a merchant of antique weapons, Alain Serpette, became successful and bought the old Simca garage next to Paul Bert to set up stands and turn the garage into a covered market. The Serpette Market was born and quickly became one of the most
prosperous in the city. During the 2010s, the market was renovated bit by bit. A restaurant created by Phillippe Stark, “Ma Cocotte”, opened in 2012. Then, in 2014, the President of the Studyrama group, Jean-Cyrille Boutmy, bought the Market and undertook major renovations to make certain that the market remained attractive. Paul Bert and Serpette merged into one big market, partly covered and partly open-air. If you are looking for industrial furnishings or Napoleon III antiques, then these beautiful little alleyways from which you can see the sky in Paul Bert is where you want to go. If you want to find high quality antiques or 19th and 20th century furniture, then you should roam through the covered alleyways of Serpette, which targets a more luxury oriented clientele. There is no way you won’t find what you are looking for when you roam through the 350 boutiques spread out along the 12,000 m2 of Paul Bert Serpette.
The Puces’ biggest market

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