- Your welcomer will show you around the most famous antique market in the world!
- You’ll learn how to get around Saint-Ouen’s 15 different markets!
- You’ll see why stars like Uma Thurman, Mick Jagger and Woody Allen come to shop here!
- You’ll get tips on how to bargain like a Parisian!
Paris Flea Market Tour – Browsing Treasures (Private)
Question: Which location welcomes around 10 millions visitors a year and whose name is neither Louvre, Versailles or Eiffel Tower? Answer: les Puces! Saint Ouen Paris flea market is the biggest in the world, located just off the northern border of Paris, on a neighboring municipality, called Saint-Ouen.
This paris flea market tour will introduce you to the 15 markets and their numerous shops as they have different prices and products: antique dealers, vintage clothes shops, and much more! With your welcomer, you will have an overview of the wide array of markets.
As she will also provide you with a map of the market, you will have everything you need to explore the market on your own and do some shopping. Who knows, maybe you'll find a perfect Parisian souvenir!
Your Welcomer will begin this Paris Flea Market tour by telling you about its history and will give facts onto a whole lot of things as the clothing, the kitchen utensils or, actually the styles of furniture.
You will start with a stroll in Vernaison Market, probably one of the most authentic of them all! Your welcomer will tell you about 1980’s jewels eighties. He will teach you how caramel is made in copper molds. You will learn about the French-style table service, the tradition of Twelfth-Night pancakes while seeing antique charms. Passing along a kimono shop, your welcomer will remind you the Oriental taste that used to instill French fashion.
Next on your right, the upscale Biron Market. Unlike others, this market arose from a real urbanistic plan. All the stands are ordered on both sides by a long hairpin-shaped alley. All stands are wide and shelter pure treasures: quality old furniture, golden wood, glassware and, earthenware. Your welcomer will relate the story of famous brands such as Vuitton and Chanel.
Then your welcomer will walk you to the trendy Paul Bert Market as seen in Woody Allen’s movie Midnight in Paris. From vintage clothes to furniture, from Antiquity to the 90’s, this market has everything to offer. Passionate bargain hunters and many stars as Uma Thurman or Mick Jagger meet here. Paul Bert market is a must-go! Since 1970, Paul Bert Market has the same owner as its neighbor, Serpette Market. This one is more dedicated to pieces from the Arts and Crafts movement through to the 1940’s.
Your welcomer will tell you about the way of life of a “pucier” (flea market seller). She’ll make you meet the lady who sells tools and very former utensils at the bottom of Dauphine Market and has always anecdotes to share.
To conclude this Paris flea market tour It will be time to stop in one of the cafés and restaurants included inside the Market. They are proper institutions rather than simple places to have a drink or bite to eat. Nevertheless, have a seat with your welcomer in one of them and feel like a Parisian.
Meeting Address: 35 Boulevard Ney, 75018 Paris, France - In front of KFC Clignancourt, 35 boulevard Ney, Metro line 4, Porte de Clignancourt station
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