Paris has long been known for the unique antiques it contains, which allow enthusiasts to get what they need. However, some neighbourhoods hold more antiques than others.
The Marais district
Le Marais is one of the most famous antique districts in Paris. Indeed, in this district, you will find the village Saint-Paul which gathers many antique dealers in Paris. Scattered along the alleys of Le Marais, various antique shops are constantly attracting treasure hunters, art lovers and antique enthusiasts from all over the world. Mandarine, Au Bon Usage, Le Cygne Rose, etc., are among the antique shops that you will no doubt notice as you stroll through the alleys and passageways of Saint-Paul Village. Each shop in the neighbourhood differs from the others in style and age, but also in the quality and authenticity of the works and objects on offer. Don’t hesitate to go through the selections pre-established by connoisseurs or to consult the notices on the antiques on sale to take advantage of the good deals in the Marais district.
Grenelle and its antiques and flea market
Thanks to the Swiss Village, which now groups together quite a few antique dealers, flea markets, art galleries and decorators, Grenelle is now one of the most visited antique districts in Paris. Located just a few steps away from the Eiffel Tower, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, this district is home to several world-famous shops and galleries. For tourists looking for rare and sought-after objects, this famous Left Bank district is often considered a must. Moreover, the antique dealers there generally offer rare objects from the four corners of the world, selected with the greatest care before being exhibited and sold. The same is true for the items offered at flea markets. Grenelle is also home to several shops selling antique and handcrafted jewellery, making it a perfect place to go hunting.
Le Carré Rive Gauche: a must in Paris
The Carré Rive Gauche, located in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, brings together several boutiques of generalists, specialists and art experts from all over the world. It is one of the favourite meeting points for collectors and lovers of art, antiques and valuables in Paris. This district is adorned with more than a hundred prestigious galleries in which specialists are eager to tell the story of each object of interest to their clients. In addition to research, a visit to the Carré Rive Gauche will thus be a discovery and a kind of immersion in history for antique hunters and enthusiasts of antiques.