Since 1885, the St-Ouen flea market (also known as Marché aux Puces St-Ouen or Les Puces de St-Ouen) has provided one-stop shopping destinations for local Parisians. Begin your tour of one of the largest markets in the world at Porte de Clignancourt metro station in central Paris, where you’ll meet your guide in the afternoon. Walk together to the expansive flea market, which spans an astonishing 15 acres (6 hectares) just beyond the city’s outlying 18th arrondissement.
With thousands of vendors selling everything from vintage clothing, antique furniture and jewelry to original works of art, it would be impossible to see all of the market in one day. Marvel at the array of goods as your knowledgeable and thrifty guide leads you to some of the most interesting shops in the market, customizing the tour based on the items you seek. If you’d like to make a purchase, your guide will assist with negotiating prices and arranging shipping with French-speaking vendors for a stress-free experience.
Once you’ve had your fill of shopping, rest your feet at the cozy Chez Louisette cabaret café. Rejuvenate with a hot drink and soak up the festive Parisian ambiance as you listen to the stylings of a cabaret singer and accordion player. At the end of the 3-hour tour, your guide will escort you and your purchases back to the Porte de Clignancourt station.