Do you need to buy something inexpensive and want to help poorer people?
Many swap and second hand shops exist in Lyon. They are the perfect occasion to renew your wardrobe or your home design for a very small amount of money! Moreover, most of them are hold by associations working to help poor people or homeless people to reintegrate in society.
- Les “brics à Brac” where you can find everything! from dresses to plates and furnitures: http://www.fndsa.org/les-bric-a-brac/
- Emmaus à Lyon: http://www.emmaus-lyon.org/trouver-lyon
- Le Bric à brac numérique d’Emmaüs: http://www.trira.com/index.php/boutique-en-ligne
The city’s flea market scene is one of the most attractive in the region. The Puces du Canal enjoys from an international renown.
A true paradise for fans of bric-a-brac and antiques, Les Puces du Canal gathers every week around 400 vendors and exhibitors and is considered France’s second biggest weekly flea market behind the Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt (St-Ouen flea market).
Les Puces du Canal is an unusual experience and well worth a visit for flea market enthusiasts and antiques collectors passing through Lyon. From old furniture and vintage decor, to anything designer and retro for that matter, Les Puces du Canal is an unusual experience and well worth a visit.
Les Puces du Canal opens three times a week, and is exclusively accessible to professional stall holders on Thursdays and Saturdays, while members of the public are welcome to set up their own booth during its Sunday opening hours.
Where: 1, rue du Canal, 69100 Villeurbanne
When: Thursday and Saturday 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Sunday 06:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.