After meeting at your hotel or apartment within the city limits of Paris, your private vintage shopping tour begins by hopping in a taxi or on public transportation with your private guide (transportation fees are at your own expense).
When you arrive at the Saint-Ouen Flea Market, explore the various lanes and sections of the market (marché) according to your tastes and interests, from clothes, bags, and jewels to tableware, paintings, and furniture. Depending on your wishes, your guide will lead you through some of the following individual markets: Malassis, Dauphine, Vernaison, Biron, Paul Bert, Serpette, or Jules Vallès. With strong knowledge of the place and some connections with merchants, your guide can help you negotiate prices and find some of the best items. If you wish to buy large pieces such as furniture, the market offers a worldwide shipping service, which your guide can help you arrange.
During your tour, you'll also make a short stop at a traditional café to enjoy a hot beverage.
To ensure the most valuable experience, please provide as many details as possible about your shopping tastes and expectations in advance of your tour so that your guide can prepare a customized itinerary. The following three main themes are in the local tour guide's area of expertise: vintage fashion (clothing, bags, jewelry, embroidery, beads, buttons, jewels, belts, shoes); tableware (including earthenware, porcelain, silverware, and crystal); and Asian arts (including Japanese and Chinese arts). However, your guide will be pleased to work on one or two different themes of your choice, if needed.
Tour price is per group.