Paris is the perfect place to find antiques that echo the spirit of thousands of years of French and European history. .. Luckily, we have some interesting information to share regarding the very best places to buy antiques in Paris.
Antiques in Paris: If you’re not on a budget.
If you’re not on the budget (remember, France is all about luxury), live it up by looking for the special items at the Clignancourt (formally known as the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt). This Paris antique market is vast in scale, and it holds some truly stunning examples of collectibles from a range of different time periods. If you’re planning on visiting this elegant antiques fair, be certain to wake up early, as it is essential in order to get the best deals and the most spectacular “treasures”.
This exotic market features an offbeat winding shape, so you may spend hours working your way through a dazzling labyrinth of art glass, Deco lamps, and other treasures.
In general, where you find one antique shop or market, you will find others, so do spend some time wandering the streets near the Clignancourt and Marche Vernaison.
Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves
You can find here: furniture, trinkets, paintings, fabric, glassware, time pieces, jewellery, military objects, photography…
Addresses: avenue Georges Lafenestre & avenue Marc Sangnier, 75014 Paris
Every Weekend: avenue Marc Sangnier until 1 p.m.; avenue Georges Lafenestre all day.
When you visit these famous Paris antiques markets, be certain to plan your exit for mid-morning or late morning – in the afternoons, these areas teem with life, and they can become a bit claustrophobic.
You should know that Paris is a very expensive city, and the prices of its most valuable and impressive antiques are also likely to be comparatively high…however, if you look hard enough, you may be able to spot some deals.
For typical Paris tourists, a statuette of the Eiffel Tower or a Chanel T-shirt may be enough; however for proper antique hunters who seek out aesthetic pleasure through gorgeous or unconventional collectibles, typical tourist’s souvenirs just don’t cut the mustard.