The most stylish fall flea market

Foire De Chatou

Here is the paradise of Parisian bargain hunters for all budgets as soon as the sun comes up, all 15 minutes by RER top chrono from Opéra , Châtelet , l'Étoile .


If you want to unearth all the nuggets of antique dealers, go to Chatou on the Île des Impressionnistes ( Auguste Renoir painted some masterpieces there), where the Chatou fair , the largest of the Parisian flea markets with hundreds of stalls, looks sexier than ever...

What do we find there? A set of Italian Art Deco chairs (€2800), drawings by Marcel Gromaire , chandeliers, 19th century silverware, collector's watches, silver beakers (from €300), a 2m shell nativity scene high (€15/20,000 ), mismatched porcelain plates , bags and scarves, and even sublime fur coats!

The must ? Take the opportunity to have lunch in the sun on boulevard Voltaire among the dozens of old-fashioned food stalls. We slap on a small foie gras sandwich, a hamper of oysters (€12 for a dozen oysters) and a small glass of white wine, a plate of Corsican charcuterie , or outright andouilles from Guéménée or Vire . Yum !

We like: this treasure trove lasts from Friday September 23 to Sunday October 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. No excuse to miss the appointment.

Top: A small train awaits you at the RER A Rueil Malmaison , exit rue des deux gares and there is a valet parking service on site. So chic my dear!

Fair of Chatou , Island of the Impressionists, 78400 Chatou, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission €7 (tickets sold on site), free for children under 15.

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