Flea markets & garage sales
A 10-minute walk from the banks of the Rhône and two steps from Bastions Park, you can catch the Flea Market of Plainpalais in full swing every Wednesday and Saturday, in addition to the first Sunday of the month. Beneath the chestnut and linden trees of Mail Avenue, a laundry list of treasures awaits: books, vintage clothes and accessories, porcelain (or not) dishware, artwork, knick-knacks, jewellery, electronics, baskets, pocket watches and more. Some local vendors have loyally tended their stands for 40+ years! In a similar vein, from mid-May to early October, the city organises “La ville est à vous” (the city is yours), a car-free weekend in different neighbourhoods for inhabitants to hold garage sales. Look for it in Pâquis the weekend of September 23-24, and in Eaux-Vives October 7-8.