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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

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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

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.

Customer Reviews

Pamela M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a great tour Shaun was a great guide showed us all the sites and gave us a great deal off history also would recommend this tour

Harriet H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This was the highlight of my brief visit to Paris. My tour guide was excellent. Sorry if I butcher his name but it was something like Flore ?. He was very knowledgeable and fun. When he said he would show me things I'd never seen before, he was right! At the Colonial House, a decorative arts showroom based on natural materials including taxidermied animals, I was enthralled w the display and variety of beautiful things. I purchased a small bird from Australia and it will always remind me of Paris. I've seen a negative blurb about the shop elsewhere from someone who doesn't like stuffed things, but I found it fascinating. St Ouen is a maze, so I'm so glad I had my guide to lead the way. So much to see. I left very happy w my small treasures of antique photos, keys, shells . . . and a little, purple and black bird note, it's NOT on the CITES list, we checked. I highly recommend this tour. :-

Johnetta M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

EXCELLENT!!! Bruno was WONDERFUL!!! His professionalism and knowledge of the area is beyond words. THANK YOU!!! I highly recommend this tour...
Jaye M

Stephanie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016


Lloyd P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The guide was well-versed on the market and historical background. The length was just right. We had a great time!

Rachel D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Romaine was fantastic - many thanks

Jacqueline W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was wonderful, I'm so glad I booked it. The guide was friendly, very informative in history and art and made the tour a memorable experience. The market is so large and diverse it would be easy to be overwhelmed, the information from the guide was a huge asset for navigating the market on my own later that day.

Lady Di Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

What an amazing small tour with a fabulous informative bohemian tour guide, he loved the past and history of the markets and the eclectic items sold in these 100's of stalls. Managed to get my hubby a vintage copy of Edith Piafs songs, he loves that French woman. These markets are fantastic and shouldn't be missed as something different to see in Paris. Highly recommend

Shirley F

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.

Donna E

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

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