Paris is a heaven for antique dealers. Youll find quite
a few antique shops in one and the same street, and there are
even whole neighbourhoods that are real goldmines for antiques
and curiosities. Close to the Louvre
many antique dealers have established themselves in the former
storage depots of the museum. More than 200 shops on different
floor levels offer a large assortment of interior decoration objects,
china dolls and frilly things from every historical period.
The Left Bank, especially the Saint-Germain
quarter, is chockablock with small antique shops. Many more
antique shops are found at the Carré Rive Gauche, on quai
Voltaire, on rue des Saints-Pères, rue de lUniversité,
rue du Bac (Metro: Rue du Bac, Saint-Germain-des-Prés).
des Ventes Drouot Richelieu
Drouot, the famous auction house, regularly puts up for
sale valuable antique pieces. Even if you dont want to buy
anything, just looking at the proceedings is great fun.
View days: daily except Sunday, 11am-6pm. On auction days until
12am. Auctions start at 2pm.
9 rue Drouot 75009 Paris
View days: daily except Sunday, 11am-10pm. On auction
days until 7pm. Auctions start at 8.30pm.
15 avenue Montaigne 75008 Paris
Louvre des Antiquaires
Across from the Louvre Museum, the world's largest mall
of antiques dealers: 250 gallerires, from achaeology and art deco,
panintings and porcelain.
Tue-Sun: 11am - 7pm.
2 place du Palais Royal 75001 Paris
(M° Palais Royal).
The Swiss Pavillion erected for the World Fair of 1900.
This building close to the Dôme des Invalides houses more
than 100 antique shops, specialising in furniture, art, jewelry
and much more.
Thursday-Monday 10.30am-7pm (closed on Tuesday/Wednesday).
78 avenue de Suffren 75015 Paris
(M° La Motte Picquet-Grenelle)
And finally the two famous auction houses
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
9 avenue Matignon 75008 Paris
(M° Champs Elysees Clemenceau or St Philippe du Roule).
76 rue du faubourg St Honoré 75008 Paris
(M° Champs Elysees Clemenceau).
Cambon Opera Rivoli Paris.
4 star hotel in St Germain des Pres close to the Antiques little
Claude Bernard St Germain Paris.
Budget hotel in St Germain des Pres close to the Antiques little
Motte Picquet Eiffel Tower Paris.
Left bank 3 star hotel, Invalides near the Village Suisse
Henri 4 St Germain Paris
3 star apartments near Pantheon and Notre Dame.
Jardin Odeon Paris.
3 star hotel near the St Sulpice Church and Carre Rive Gauche.
ATN Opera Paris
3 star Design hotel, located between the Opera House, Department
Stores and St Lazare train station.
Senat St Germain Paris.
4 star hotel near the St Sulpice Church and the Luxembourg Garden.