Paris, France

Paris Flea Market

with Alex T.

7 reviews

Alex T.

Style: Artsy

With its more than 2,500 ‘shops,’ the world’s largest Flea-Market is a unique Paris treasure – an exhilarating, sometimes daunting, adventure land.

We will run into everything from pirate’s pearls to haute couture dresses, antique weapons, Paris memorabilia, to who knows what. Our 90-minute to 2 hours introduction gives you a better sense for this city-within-a-city, and leaves you ready to raid the market.

Our insider’s tour through the vibrant Paris Flea-Market of Saint-Ouen will show you ‘who is there’, ‘how does it all work’, and ‘where do I find that ‘uniquely me’ object’ including :

• ‘quality versus crap’ lesson
• Learning flea-market negotiating, Paris-style
• Flea-Market culture – Prince Malik, The Slumdog Duke, and Madonna
• And talks with a couple of shop owners about working as an art dealer

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$31
per person
for 1.5 hours


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Apr 27
10:30 am
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Alex T.

Parisian from head to toes, I studied at the Sorbonne University before starting this tourism experience. The son of an antiques dealer, I'll give you all the tricks I know to make great findings and to enjoy to the hilt our amazing Flea Market. Full profile


7 Reviews

Robin B.

THomas was a terrific guide, friendly and knowledgeable. He told funny stories and answered questions. Since the Flea Market was nothing like I expected, it was great to have a guide.

Elisabeth S.

Normally my husband and I do not have guided tours of cities we know fairly well--but we had never been to the Flea Market. It was very helpful to have Bernard explain the foundation and history, as well as provide a walk through what would have otherwise been totally mysterious to us lacking this background.

Mark B.

Our tour of this sprawling flea market with Alexander was excellent. He was knowledgeable, passionate, personable, and engaging. As we meandered through the various areas of the market, he treated us to interesting and humorous stories. And when one very friendly and jovial antique dealer invited us into his space, Alexander translated an informative history lesson on various pieces of furniture. It was a wonderful introduction to this overwhelmingly large market, the perfect setup to exploring on one's own afterwards, and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Doreen

I definitely am glad I had a tour guide because the flee market was enormous and intimidating! You can't do it on your own....unless you are a local. My experience with this tour was wonderful and I felt that I got a lot of cultural experience from that morning.

Stephen L.

Enjoyed the tour. Alex was very knowledgeable and able to adapt the tour for our mixed age group. One quibble, large parts of the market were closed on Monday and if we'd been advised of that ahead of time we could have moved our tour to Sunday. Recommend the servie on the whole.


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