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Art and antique markets in Paris

Paris’s art and antiques markets are perfect for picking up pictures, sculptures, furniture and more


Want to put in a bid for a Louis XIV wardrobe? Or simply stroll through the streets of Montmartre in search of a vintage postcard to send home? Either way, we've got you covered with our pick of the most interesting art and antique markets the city has to offer. Just make sure to bring a full wallet and an empty carrier bag.

Hôtel Drouot

Things to do Faubourg Montmartre

A spiky aluminium-and-marble concoction is the unlikely location for France's second largest art market – though it is now rivalled by Sotheby's and Christie's. Inside, escalators take you up to a number of small salerooms, where everything from medieval manuscripts and antique furniture to oriental arts, modern paintings, posters, jewellery and fine wines might be up for sale. Details of forthcoming auctions are published in the weekly Gazette de l'Hôtel Drouot, sold at various newsstands around the city...

Brocante des Abbesses

Shopping Markets and fairs Abbesses

With its idyllic shopping ambiance on the Montmartre hill, this second-hand market is a favourite haunt of Sunday brunchers making their lazy way around the neighbourhood. You’re more likely to run into artists and locals rather than tourists at this tiny but charming market, rummaging among old paintings and knick-knacks, lamps and art deco accessories, vintage postcards and jewellery by young designers. Perfect for taking a break, coffee or hot chocolate in hand, and having a wander...

Village Saint-Paul © C. Griffoulières - Time Out Paris
© C. Griffoulières - Time Out Paris

Village Saint-Paul

Attractions Public spaces Le Marais

A calm square in between apartment buildings in the Marais, the Village Saint-Paul hosts art galleries, bars and restaurants.

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