Paris is full of buying opportunities. Come with our art expert to find them.
From bargain hunting to the Louvre des Antiquaires - home to fine antique specialty stores.
A visit to 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.
A visit to the famous flea market, Clingancourt Marche aux Puces, which boasts more than 2,000 vendors who sell everything from paintings to photographs, clocks to oil lamps, tapestries to watches.
A knowledge art dealer is your Private Guide.
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. E. UK
On our antique tours you have all the advantages of buying from street vendors or authorized dealers. The more you wander the streets, the better it gets. The most ardent antiquers routinely come away with amazing finds.
Private Guided Tour
Visit the markets with some who knows there way around and can help you negotiate the best deals and even help with shipping information.
Duration : 7 hrs
Vanves - this is one of the best flea markets in Paris, with dealers set up on the sidewalks. The fun place to hit early Saturday morning for unique finds and an abundance of curios in various states-lots of small gems you can fit in your suitcase.
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.
Auction - view the various rooms full of antiques for the upcoming sales-sit in on an auction and watch the bidding action( when live auction). At Drouot we preview all the afternoon and Monday sales. If something grabs your fancy your guide will help you place a bid.
Lunch : time for a fabulous all you can eat oriental buffet lunch.
We take the bus to the largest flea market in the world. The Big Marche aux Puces- enormous weekend market 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.
Let us plan a tour around your interests.
Whether you are a professional collector or just interested in bargain-hunting, this antique tour will entertain and delight you as you drive outside of Paris. Sundays only . Includes hotel pick up / drop off.
Show me The Great Paris Treasure Hunt
Mornings Available: Saturday, Sunday
Start : 9:00am
Duration : 4 hours
Cost : 200€
Description: Whether you are a professional collector or just interested in bargain-hunting, this private antique tour will entertain and delight you.
Meet your guide at your hotel and take the train to one of the largest antique flea markets in Europe. En route your bargain-hunting expert 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.
Monday - Saturday
Auction preview, lunch, visit to the dealers and the 19th century covered passages and attending the auctions live.
Show me the Paris Auction World
Mornings Available: Monday to Saturday
Start : 11:00am
Duration : 4 hours
Cost : 200€
Join us for 4 hours an 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. 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 in the 9th arrondissement to watch or participate in the bidding. Your guide will show you the ropes and help you leave or make bids.