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Paris St-Ouen Flea Market Bargain-Hunting Guided Tour with a Local Guide

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Paris St-Ouen Flea Market Bargain-Hunting Guided Tour with a Local Guide
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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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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Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
50 Av. de la Prte de Clignancourt , 50 Av. de la Prte de Clignancourt, 75018 Paris, France

Meet the guide at Porte de Clignancourt metro station (line 4) at street level, outside McDonald's. Guides wear distinctive pink vests. Spring 2022 advisory. If you plan to ride metro line #4 for a Sunday tour, check the metro schedule in advance, or ride a taxi.

10:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Walks
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paris St-Ouen Flea Market Bargain-Hunting Guided Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Paris St-Ouen Flea Market Bargain-Hunting Guided Tour with a Local Guide.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Paris St-Ouen Flea Market Bargain-Hunting Guided Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Paris St-Ouen Flea Market Bargain-Hunting Guided Tour with a Local Guide.
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What is the social distancing policy during Paris St-Ouen Flea Market Bargain-Hunting Guided Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Paris St-Ouen Flea Market Bargain-Hunting Guided Tour with a Local Guide.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paris St-Ouen Flea Market Bargain-Hunting Guided Tour with a Local Guide?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Paris St-Ouen Flea Market Bargain-Hunting Guided Tour with a Local Guide.

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  • "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." See review
  • "St Ouen is just outside of the actual city center, and it's an awesome place to shop." See review

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star-5
Bargain hunting with the best
Kasey_D
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Tobias, was absolutely wonderful! He asked what we wanted to see and made sure that is what he showed us. He was fun, informative, and helped us get the best price!
star-5
A must for the largest flea market in the world
Jennifer_S
, Mar 2022
Best intro to the market! I went the weekend before and was discouraged and overwhelmed; our guide was knowledgeable and fun!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good for some
Frances_R
, Mar 2022
Was good to hear the history of the markets and to see different areas but the guide kept taking us to parts of the markets that sold huge pieces of furniture and garden settings etc. As overseas travellers we cannot buy any of these things and take them home so would have been better to stick to the parts that sold smaller goods
star-4
Good historical overview
Karen_E
, Sep 2021
Sean is a very personable and knowledgeable guide but the tour needs to be adjusted to his audience …as a tour guide myself I try to tailor my presentation to my audiences interests…this is not a criticism but I hope a helpful critique. We were a group of 8 all 60+…I personally found it hard to relate to the “younger” points of interest (space ships, cartoon characters, records …all things hip with the younger generation lol if “hip” is still a word )when there are so many other “older” things I’d have liked to seen…we ended up leaving the tour early to go explore on our own. P.S. not my first time at the flea market so I ended up showing my friend around…
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Interesting
Lydia_P
, Jul 2021
Florent gave us a birds eye view of the huge St Ouen flea market. It was an interesting and informative tour.
star-5
Very informative and friendly guide
SkinnerJM
, Nov 2019
This was a very useful guided visit to get a feel for the huge extent of the Puces de Saint-Ouen. There is so much to see, and this organised tour of the best areas to visit allowed us to make best use of the time we had there. The guide had a great deal of local knowledge and was very easy to follow.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day away from the city!
loryannam
, Oct 2019
St Ouen is just outside of the actual city center, and it's an awesome place to shop. Your guide will take you to this amazing area with all these beautiful antiques and vintage stuff, but surrounding the real antiques and vintage stuff is all sorts of amazing fast fashion places. You can't go wrong shopping there, no matter what you do! There's a fantastic place for lunch, too, Chez Louisette, in the first markets you'll go to! It is NOT to be missed! Order the Muscles!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Good for a first time
beth346
, Jul 2019
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.
star-5
Paris Flea Markets
stephanie_r
, Mar 2019
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Fun at the Flea!
Quest597286
, Sep 2018
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.
star-5
Our tour was conducted by Florant...
George_S
, Apr 2018
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!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Marion was very helpful. I’m glad we...
Elizabeth G
, Nov 2017
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 $
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I enjoyed this trip very much. I...
rma2edu
, Oct 2017
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.
star-5
This was a great tour, the guide...
AJ_V
, Oct 2017
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.
star-5
If you have time to spare in Paris...
Barbara G
, May 2017
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.
star-5
Fantastic tour and amazing market...
Tao v
, May 2017
Fantastic tour and amazing market. Our guide was super friendly, had perfect English and was a Paris native. Awesome experience, highly recommended!
star-5
This was a great tour Shaun was a...
Kimberle_B
, Feb 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
star-5
This was the highlight of my brief...
Harriet H
, Dec 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. :-
star-5
EXCELLENT!!! Bruno was WONDERFUL...
Jaye_M
, Jul 2016
EXCELLENT!!! Bruno was WONDERFUL!!! His professionalism and knowledge of the area is beyond words. THANK YOU!!! I highly recommend this tour... Jaye M
star-5
The guide was well-versed on the...
Lloyd P
, Feb 2016
The guide was well-versed on the market and historical background. The length was just right. We had a great time!

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