Want to bargain hunt and have a bite? Head over to Chatou's fair

Foire De Chatou

Introducing: a Parisian thrift shop haven - minutes away by RER from Opéra, Châtelet and Étoile - to suit any budget, as soon as the sun peeks out. Read on.

For those of you looking to unearth all sorts of antique treasures, head over to Chatou’s fair, on the Île des Impressionnistes (Auguste Renoir painted some of his masterpieces there), the biggest Parisian flea market - with hundreds of booths - is poised to be sexier than ever. It runs from March 10 to 19.

Treasures you can unearth

In this picturesque abundance, you’ll find what you came for and more!

From 1950s furniture to 17th century sacred paintings, mirrors from all periods, chandeliers, 1930s dressers, silver coins, postcards, toys, postcards, toys, books & jewelry, bags & scarves, and to top it all off, beautiful fur coats!

A must: take this opportunity to have lunch under the sun on Boulevard Voltaire amidst dozens of old-fashioned food stands. Treat yourself to a foie gras sandwich, a small basket of oysters (at very low prices) and a glass of white wine, a plate of Corsican charcuterie, or some andouilles de Guéménée or Vire. YUM!

We love: this treasure trove lasts from Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 19 from 10am to 7pm. A can’t miss.

A small train awaits you at the RER A Rueil Malmaison, exit Rue des Deux Gares and valet parking is available on site. Fancy!

Foire de Chatou, Île des impressionnistes, 78400 Chatou, 10am-7pm from March 10th to 19th.

Entrance fee: 10 € (tickets sold on site), free for children under 15.

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