Here is the paradise of Parisian bargain hunters for all budgets as soon as the sun comes out, all 15 minutes away by RER top stop from Opéra , Châtelet , l'Etoile .
Who says better ?
See you on the Île des Impressionnistes ( Auguste Renoir painted a few masterpieces there), where the Chatou fair , the largest of Parisian flea markets with hundreds of stands, looks sexier than ever ...
What can we find there? Trunks vintage (from € 150), rattan chairs, kitchenware old-school (30 €), tables Marcel Cosson (€ 4000), old jewelry, undue tripod lamps (435 €) , collector's watches, vintage Saint Louis or Baccarat glasses, mismatched porcelain plates, bags and scarves, and even sublime fur coats!
The must ? Take the opportunity to have lunch in the sunny boulevard Voltaire among the dozens of old-fashioned food stands. We have a small sandwich at the same time fat, a basket of oysters (12 € per dozen oysters) and a small glass of white wine, a plate of Corsican charcuterie , or downright andouilles from Guéménée or Vire . Yum !
We like: this treasure mine lasts from Friday September 24 to Sunday October 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. No excuse to miss the date.
Top: A small train awaits you at the RER A Rueil Malmaison , exit rue des deux stations and there is a valet parking service on site. So chic my dear!
Chatou Fair from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission € 7 (tickets sold on site), free for children under 15.
© Sebastien Siraudeau
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