Our guide was good, but the actual tour was quite boring and not anything like what we expected, our time would have been better used doing a different tour
Our guide, Erell was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. The market is very large and impossible to see in its entirety in one afternoon; Erell did a great job finding out what areas we would be interested in and then took us to each of those areas. We look forward to going back and experiencing the market with Erell once again!
Tour leader, Thomas, was lovely and I enjoyed his commentary about the market. Worth it to hear about the different parts. However, tour was spoilt by 2 other members of the tour. Meeting time was 10.45 and 8 of us were there promptly. However Thomas informed us that 12 were booked, so we stood outside in cold, waiting. At 10.55. 2 American ladies approached, and asked if they could pop into McDonalds. Watched as they got meals and prepared to sit down!!! I waved at them to come out (yep stroppy Brit). Anyway to cut a long story short, they were slow and kept disappearing throughout the tour. It things like this that put me off these organised tours, really they should have shown a bit of courtesy to the other members of the tour.
A good introduction to the layout and also history of the markets. Our guide Phillipe was knowledgable and entertaining, also recommending a local restaurant for lunch which proved to be a very good choice.
Not impressed with the selection of goods for sale at the flea market, lots of repetitive things
and garage sale quality items at alot of them. My tour guide, and her protege (sorry can't remember the names, started with a K) were great though! Very friendly and helpful. We were the only ones on the tour that day which made it nice and personal. Probably wouldn't do the flea market again.
What a great tour! Our guide made sure to ask if anyone was looking for anything in particular and helped keep an eye out. Lots of good tips/suggestions. I'm not sure I could have found everything on my own, so was glad to have the tour guide show us around first.
We truely enjoyed Olesander (not sure if that's right-but I think I'm close) Meeting our tour guide at the metro stop I must admitt was alittle dicey, don't let that scar you. (Not in the best neighborhood) But once Olesander arrived-as it turned out, we were his only customers-it turned out to be a wonderful day/experience. Olesander knew his stuff. He took us to all the places that we had interest in. Explained the history and background of the flea market and explained to us how to bargain at the market. I highly recommend this tour, it gave us an excellent starting point and by the end of the day we were shopping like the French. I'm so happy we took this tour. My best regards to Olesander for a lovely day!
United Arab Emirates
great tour and we were lucky to buy some great pieces from the year 1900 and WW2 ... the tour guid was helpful and friendly
Excellent tour guide and tour. Would definitely recommend this tour to other's visiting Paris! Great price and found some terrific gifts at flea market.
Our recent tour to the St-Ouen Flea Market was wonderful. It not only saved us many wasted hours wandering around not knowing where to go but gave us some valuable tips on buying second hand items, Our guide pointed out many interesting stalls and also areas of the markets, even some we shouldn't spend time at, many of which I am sure we would not have stumbled upon by ourselves. Highly recommend doing the tour as a start to your market visit.
We didn't really get the experience we were hoping for. Our guide didn't take us to look at items we were interested inn.
This tour was most fun and interesting. The market has amazing items, but many are very expensive. Our guide Marie was so nice, natural, and a great host. My only comment was that outside the Market the area was sketchy and we felt somewhat unsafe, especially in the Metro station, where aggressive young males were trying to sell tickets. We walked down to the next station which was fine. Watch your pockets.
The guide was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. If you are looking for a particular type of item, or are needing someone whom speaks French, I would highly recommend this.
The tour was excellent and well worth doing. One could easily spend the entire day there because of the volume of stalls and types of items. Our guide explained the different areas of the market and how to approach each one. He gave us a map of the layout towards the end of the tour, but I think it would have been more beneficial to begin the tour with that, as he explained the size initially, so that we could get our bearings, especially if we got lost as we walked and gawked. I would definitely feel comfortable going back to the flea market on my own, on further return trips to Paris, after this tour.
I really enjoyed this tour, it was quite fun heading to the outskirts of Paris to shop among the locals. The furniture was AMAZING - I could have furnished my house 5 times over with the pieces I liked. Lots of other interesting bits and pieces on offer too - I picked up an antique pendant circa 1850 for example. One could easily spend a day looking around - some quality food options out there too. Our good was good, but didn't interact and engage with the group as much as he could have.
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