Discover a bargain hunter’s paradise at Paris’ St-Ouen flea market, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Browse hundreds of unique market stalls accompanied by your local guide, who will help you find what you’re looking for and negotiate the best deals with vendors. Shop like a true insider at the amazing open-air market, which is been in operation since 1885. Group numbers are limited to 10 people for a personalized shopping experience.
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
Offering up an endless assortment of affordable goods since 1885, the St-Ouen flea market spans an astonishing 15 acres (6 hectares). Make your way to the Porte de Clignancourt metro station in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, where you’ll meet your guide and set off on a walking tour of this historic market, also known as Marché aux Puces St-Ouen. With 2,000 indoor and open-air stalls, the market can be overwhelming for a first-time visitor. Your local guide will give you an insider’s overview of the 16 different submarkets and lead you to the best and most unique stalls, where you can chat with vendors and learn the history behind the goods they sell. Whether you’re looking for vintage clothes, original art, books, antique furniture or unique household goods, your guide will help you track down treasure at an affordable price and negotiate with French-speaking vendors to arrange payment and shipping, if needed. At the end of your 2-hour shopping bonanza, your guide will escort you back to the metro station, from where you can return to your hotel or continue exploring on your own.
The guide was very friendly, and the tour was nice for my first time at the flea market to orient myself, find the best markets, and not get lost, so no regrets. I was just expecting more, like some history of the flea market etc. I also probably should have taken her up on the offer to help us find something in particular, but, alas, I am too shy for my own good. Loved the market itself: can be very expensive but is fun to window shop, pick up one small thing, and get away from the purely touristy area.
My son and I spent A wonderful morning in the markets thanks to our guide, who was very interested in helping us to have a good experience. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the history of the markets and the layout because it’s unlike any flea market that I’ve seen in the states and it enhances the experience to have a knowledgeable guide.
This was a very fun and helpful tour. We own a business in the Chicago Suburbs and having a local who was fun and knowledgeable guide us through the huge market was great! He provided great tips as to how to negotiate respectfully with the local merchants.
Our tour was conducted by Florant, who proved to be extremely knowledgeable and engaging. He took us to different areas of the Flea Market that all proved to be very interesting for each of the four members of our family. We were very pleased with how Florant helped us to understand the role that the St-Ouen played in 19th and 20th century Parisian society. His stories were very entertaining, and his recommendations of restaurants were excellent! A great experience! Highly recommended!
Marion was very helpful. I’m glad we were with her to get an overview of the market layout before venturing out on our own (I honestly don’t know if we would have found the actual flea market without her as there is a “pop-up” market before arriving that is full of typical tourist stuff. Worth the $
I enjoyed this trip very much. I was able to buy something that I carried back to U.S.-a statue. The booths are fabulous.
The guide was very nice too. I would recommend this excursion to anybody interested in art and antiques. Plan to do it again
if I get back to Paris.
This was a great tour, the guide gave us a great insight to the area and how the flea market became established. It was like going through an amazing live museum of Paris. If you are looking for something different and getting slightly outside Paris, then I recommend this for you.
If you have time to spare in Paris, check out this market. So many interesting finds in this place. Our tour guide was fun and engaging and he gave us a lot of trivia about this place. You will be on your feet the whole time so senior citizens be warned.