Because art and art of life are part of the French cultural legacy, Paris Classic Tour wants you to live a unique moment by driving you directly to the Puces de Saint Ouen, a true temple of flea market.
Embark aboard a vintage bus with open rear platform and let us guide you through a route that will take you to the roots of one of the most prestigious flea market in the world.
Once on the bus "chips" you will immediately travel to Paris in the 70s to the famous Saint-Ouen flea.
Our old buses are fully restored to their original state. The area in the back shows you the city in a new way and help you feel the Paris' soul without being hindered by the surrounding traffic.
Paris Classic Tour takes you to the edge of the typical Parisian bus Saturday and Sunday morning and takes you directly to the heart of the Saint Ouen flea market. On arrival you will be welcomed as true VIP ...
The Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen is the largest antique market in the world with 7 hectares, 15 markets and 1700 markets. He acquired many years an international reputation. This is a crossroads of art combining antique dealers, designers, craftsmen and artists.
Steeped in history, the Flea Market is also a powerful economic site. Owners, presidents, managers, associations, artists, restaurateurs and carriers are its frame and its legitimacy.
After 1870, the dressers, pushed out of Paris for the sake of hygiene, settled between the fortifications and the first houses of the village of Saint-Ouen to evade the law forbidding to pick the trash but also to enjoy "zone "evading taxes and granting the outskirts of Paris. Unpacking of heterogeneous objects is then done on the floor, every Sunday.
In 1908, the subway serves the "Flea Market" where the crowd is already release.
From 1920, the "chips" are sedentary and Vernaison markets, Malik, Biron and Valles are created. Gypsies, guitar players in these markets, seized the black American music and gypsy jazz are intimately linked to the identity of Bullets.
After 1945, scrap metal scavengers and gradually give place or themselves become junk dealers. New markets appear: Paul Bert, Serpette, Dauphine, Malassis, Le Passage, Cambo, the Factory, the Warehouse, Antica ... At the same time, merchants of clothes also make their entrance around Clignancourt market Malik, avenue Michelet and rue Jean-Henri Fabre ... the streets and flea markets, with a special charm, have developed over the seventeenth to art deco, to trinkets of all kinds.
Today is the first urban heritage site for its atmosphere. It is held every Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Today 15 markets exist: Antica, Biron, Cambo, Dauphine, Django Reinhardt, Jules Vallès, the Passage, Malassis Malik, Warehouse, Paul Bert Serpette, Streets & Co., Factory & Lecuyer and Vernaison. Some are covered, others open and all full of assorted goods from all periods and all countries sky. Flea Market, you can hunt classic antiques or high-end goods such as restored furniture, paintings, bronzes, artwork or tapestries, mirrors, lamps, dishes ... There are also old records, prints, children's toys, posters, books, photographs and other unusual objects. Finally you can buy clothes, shoes and accessories for vintage fashion or "trendy".
Saturday 10:30 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM
Place of departure
Departure is from the front steps of the Opera Garnier.
Place of arrival
In the heart of Saint-Ouen.
No scheduled stop.
Rates (excluding options - from)
• vintage bus - 20 euros per person including tax
• Tickets "Fast Pass" for group visits
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