Paris is full of buying opportunities. Come with our art expert to find them on foot or with a private driver. From bargain hunting to the upscale Louvre des Antiquaires, art galleries and fine antique specialty stores. Visit the most exciting auction house in the world to view the various rooms full of antiques for the upcoming sales and, if an auction is in progress, watch the bidding action.
Whether you are a professional collector or just interested in bargain-hunting, private antique tour will entertain and delight you. Looking for something specific? Email us.
Meet your guide and first visit a market where the dealers go to buy from sellers set up on the sidewalks. Your guide will give you details about the place you will be going and will help you negotiate the best price. Don't forget to bring along suitable shoes for our long walks. Remember that at the bric-à-brac sales, the only payment method is cash and you should also carry small change.
We take the metro/bus/private driver to the largest flea market in the world. The Marche aux Puces boasting over 2,200 dealers organized into 10 sub-markets each with its own character. Arcades of semi-permanent shops as well as stands selling antique furniture, art, decorative pieces,architectural elements, military,porcelain ,vintage clothing, jewelry-just about everything in an atmosphere special to Paris. You have all the advantages of buying from authorized dealers. The more you wander the streets, the better it gets. The most ardent antiquers routinely come away with amazing finds. This part of the tour is geared to your special interests.
Join us for one of the most exciting experiences you will have in Paris. for half a day you will join the culture or art and antique dealers in Paris. There is nothing in the world like it. The morning will begin with the preview of auction that day or the next. We'll view the various rooms full of antiques for the upcoming sales-sit in on an auction and watch the bidding action( when live auction). If something grabs your fancy your guide will help you place a bid. Afterwards you will get to stroll through the arcades of dealers and shops to see where some of the auction goods end up. A short lunch and head back to the Auction house to watch or participate in the bidding. Your guide will show you the ropes and help you leave or make bids.
Louvre des Antiquaires
Multiple fine antique specialty shops with high quality merchandise. Just the place for Louis XV furniture, tapestries, French and Chinese Porcelain. model ships, tin soldiers and knowledgeable dealers.
“Larry, A belated thank you for a great day. We actually went back on Saturday and bought the Magritte (L'oeil vert). And we are very pleased with it. All the very best and I hope we get a chance to meet again. "
"Wilson was a great guide to the flea markets of Paris. He was patient, knowledgable and helped to translate and negotiate with the many sellers. As a result, it was a really fun and pleasant day. I would absolutely hire the company again. Larry Davis was also very responsive in setting up the guide and work to provide exactly what I asked for. Great experience."