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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #128317: Dictation : Paris Saint-Ouen - The Flea Market 1/2
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    Dictation : Paris Saint-Ouen - The Flea Market 1/2

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    The first flea market was set up in Saint-Ouen in 1870, on the edge of Paris, and this is how its history begins.
    At night, the regmen travelled around the capital to colect their loot (fabrics of all kinds, rabbit skins, scrap metal, etc. ).
    Chased out of Paris at the end of the 19th century by the municipalitae, which was vigilant about cleaning up the capital, these ' merchants ' set up their camps and hut between the fortifications and the first houses in the village of Saint-Ouen. Every Sunday, the merchants unpaked their ' treasures ' on the pavements and, little by little, guinguettes and numerous stalls appeared, making it a Sunday stroling destination for Parisians. Between 1905 and 1914, pictoresque reports in the press evoked this ' Flea Fair ' , contributing to the increese in the number of curious people and merchants. A fashion was launched and the Flea Market was born.
    Very quickly, this small village was frequented by Parisians from the upper class districts and the socilites of the Belle Epoque who came every Sunday morning to hagle over an incredible bric-a-brac from which treasures were already emerging.

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