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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Hunt for treasure in Paris’ largest flea market, St-Ouen (Marché aux Puces St-Ouen), on this fascinating 2-hour walking tour. With an expert local guide to show you around, you’ll search for bargains in speciality shops that only the locals know! Meet friendly market merchants and learn the tips of the trade to get your perfect items at a perfect price.

Numbers are limited to 10 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of St-Ouen flea market in Paris with a local guide
  • Shop for authentic yet affordable items from just about every era
  • Visit speciality shops that only the locals know
  • Get tips on how to haggle and sniff out the best bargains
  • Meet market traders and listen to their memorable tales
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

St-Ouen Flea Market: Bargain-Hunting Tour in Paris

St-Ouen Flea Market: Bargain-Hunting Tour in Paris

Meet your guide near Porte de Clignancourt in Paris and set off on your 2-hour walking tour around the city’s famous flea market – St-Ouen. Standing out from other Parisian brocantes (smaller markets), St-Ouen is the largest in town and one of the largest in the world, with more than 2,000 stalls and shops spread across 16 submarkets on site.

While walking around the labyrinth of aisles, check out some of the best, one-of-a-kind shops that only a local can show you! Discover a boutique selling haute couture from the 1920s, and visit a shop that peddles antique furniture from Versailles.

As you stroll through the market, looking at items from just about every era, learn all about bargain hunting in the market from your friendly guide: how to distinguish junk from genuine gems, where to go for the biggest discounts, and who sells what and where. Hear tales of famous celebrities like Sharon Stone and Madonna, who’ve been known to shop here, and learn about their favorite market shops.

Throughout your tour, you’ll have countless opportunities to stop and spend your vacation money to pick up genuine and unique souvenirs! Shop for leather goods, contemporary trinkets, vintage clothing, books, extravagant accessories and more – all at the best prices. While browsing stalls or digging through boxes in search of that extra-special find, your guide will introduce you to some of the market’s most colorful traders. Chat with second-generation merchants and hear their countless memories and tales, before working your way back to the start point, where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent guide. Orleck Not sure of the spelling was very informative and a lot of fun. We gathered in front of a McDonalds with a few others and he walked us to the market. He discussed the history of the flea market, how to bargain, and really gave us a wonderful cultural overview. I would highly recommend this tour. If you stay to shop you will be for more informed. You can also treat it like a museum experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Olek? Was wonderful. Had lots of great info about the area and shopping safely around the flea market.
Found many beautiful items but many were above my price point. Some of the shops are almost like museums filled with beautiful furniture and art. Great day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I was the only one on my tour but my guide was fantastic! She took me to some really interesting shops and was more than happy to stop while I took a picture or wanted to look at something. After spending a few days trying to find all the tourist sites myself, it was wonderful to have a guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

it was ok

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This tour was such a great experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable and was able to joke with the group while showing us around and generally making the day fun and interesting. He delivered the history and background of the various market sections without sounding bored or rehersed and really seemed to enjoy interacting with the group and showing us little secrets he's discovered in the markets. We were shown so many wonderful and beautiful (expensive!!) things and taught how to bargin with useful tips etc. The meet point was a bit dodgy, and getting a taxi out of the area after the tour was a nightmare, but don't let that stop you!

Amna A
United Arab Emirates

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

great tour and we were lucky to buy some great pieces from the year 1900 and WW2 ... the tour guid was helpful and friendly

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Our guide was a delight and very knowledgeable. Very much enjoyed our trip through both the old markets and the newer, more trendy. Great characters and much fun!

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