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.