Le Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen is known to be one of world's largest, and when you see it for the first time the place seems to be endless. Exposed to 2,000 inside, and outside market stalls, you might find yourself slightly at a loss: where to go, what to look for, and so on. Therefore, a guide is extremely helpful. If you apply for a bargain-hunting tour, you will be led to the most outstanding collectors across the market. Antique souvenirs on offer may date back to any historical epoch, whereas the flea market itself has been there since 1885. Don't hesitate to bargain with vendors who are also interesting people to merely socialize with.
If you are looking for the best bargain rather than cultural experience, you may also try less famous markets. Head up north to Les Puces de Montreuil, which is located off the beaten track, so there is a bigger chance to find a good deal. The flea market at Vanves is small and cozy. It's perfect if you don't have a lot of time. Mind that the open-air market stalls operate mainly in the warm time of a year, so plan your visit between April and October.