Here is the paradise of Parisian antique buffs for all budgets, as soon as the sun pops out from the clouds, all at 15 mn flat by RER from Opéra, Châtelet, l’Étoile.
It does not get much better!
Rendezvous on the island of Impressionists (Auguste Renoir painted several works of art there), where the Foire de Chatou, the largest Parisian vintage sale with hundreds of stands, is sexier than ever on the theme “antique tropics” in stylish globe-trotter mode …
What does one find there? Vintage trunks (starting at €150), wicker armchairs, old-school kitchen utensils (€)30, paintings by Marcel Cosson (€4000), antique jewellery, industrial stand up lamps(€435), collector watches, vintage Saint Louis or Baccarat glasses, mismatched porcelain plates, bags and scarves—even superb fur coats!
The must? Sitting in the sun for lunch on Boulevard Voltaire amongst the dozens of old food stands: why not a nice little foie gras, sandwich or a bushel of oysters (€12 for a dozen oysters) and a nice glass of white wine, cassoulet or pig knucles. And for the 100th edition, the cult restaurant Au Père Lapin will be present on a stand with yummy specialties!
We like the fact this treasure trove lasts from Friday the 25th of September until the 4th of October: 10am to 7pm. No excuse to miss the rendezvous.
Tops: A small train awaits you at the Rueil Malmaison RER A, exit Rue des Deux Gares and there exists an onsite car service. So chic my dear!
Foire de Chatou 10am to 7pm. Entrance €7, free for those less than 15 years old.
© Sebastien Siraudeau
All the info on foiredechatou.fr.
To be discovered also a Partake in a heist at la monnaie de paris in la casa de papel mode