The Foire de Chatou, on the island of the Impressionists, with hundreds of stands, earthy street food and nuggets for every budget. Here is the paradise of Parisian antique hunters for all budgets as soon as the sun comes out—all this in 15 mn flat by RER from Opéra, Châtelet, l’Etoile. Anyone have a better idea?
Rendezvous on the Island of Impressionists (where Auguste Renoir painted several master-pieces), for the Chatou fair, the most important Parisian vintage tag sale with hundreds of stands, is sexier than ever, this year under the theme “antique tropics” in globe-trotter mode…
What does one find there? Old trunks (starting at 150 €), wicker chairs, old-school utensils (30 €), vintage jewellery, industrial lamp stands (435 €), Saint Louis or Baccarat vintage glasses, mismatched porcelain plates, bags and scarve and even great looking fur coats!
The must? Sitting out in the sun on boulevard Voltaire amongst the dozens of old fashioned food stands. You can choose between a nice foie gras sandwich, oysters (12 € a dozen) washed down by a glass of white wine, a hearty cassoulet, a ti-punch or fresh juice with cod acras at Case Créole. Yummy !
We like: this treasure trove lasts 10 days, from Friday the 13th of March to Sunday the 22nd of March, open every day from 10 am to 7pm. No excuse to miss this fab Fall rendezvous.
Tops: A cute train awaits you when you come off the RER A Rueil Malmaison, exit rue des deux gares and they also have valet service. So chic my dear!
Foire de Chatou 10am to 7pm. Entrance 6 €, free under 15 years old.
© Sebastien Siraudeau
All the information on foiredechatou.fr.
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