How does walking around Saint-Ouen Flea Market sound? I’m not talking about unearthing your future 70’s table or a vintage photo, but to discover all its secrets!
For over a century, Saint-Ouen Flea Market is a must for curious people, passersby and collectors looking for uncommon things and for a break out of time at the doors of Paris.
Starting this March 2, 2019 Cultival offers passersby guided tours in Saint-Ouen Flea Market with a guide who will tell you everything about the atypical story and the secrets of the world’s biggest antique market at the doors of Paris, following chiffoniers, bargain hunters and artists.
Because, you have to go all the way back to 1870 to get aware of the development of the Flea Market since the first chiffoniers came clandestinely after being chased away from the center of Paris and up to their settlement and the development of the market. Over the years, the area Edith Piaf used to sing about changes and becomes more and more attractive.
The heart of the market is filled with gypsy jazz music, the crowd gathers cafés and open-air cafés, and trendy artists come to draw their inspiration from this place buzzing with creation.
Today, Saint-Ouen Flea Market includes a dozen markets (Dauphine, Vernaison, Paul Bert/Serpette, Byron…). This 90-minute hour tour, created by guide Anne-Sophie Deruas, and designed as a moment of lounging around and contemplation taking you to the most emblematic markets of the Flea Market.
It’s a general tour, without a precise theme, to see as an initiation if you’re a novice.
After this guided tour, you’ve got the chance to admire the ancient furniture of the Paul Bert / Serpette market as well as the sportswear items and street art works from the Malik market. You’ll go near the Maison Furturo. What’s that? To find it out, and to know why ragpickers used to pick dead animals, you’ve got to book this tour. You know what to do.
Dates and Opening Time
From 2 March 2019 to 1 December 2019
Puces de Saint-Ouen
Avenue de la Porte Clignancourt
75020 Paris 20
Visites le 2 mars, 7 avril, 4 mai, 2 juin, 6 juillet, 4 aout, 7 septembre, 6 octobre, 2 novembre et 1er décembre 2019
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