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Vintage hunting in Paris

art & culture

From flea markets to antique shops, the same passion animates junk and antique dealers: the quest for beauty and meaning. Here: two walking tours for art lovers, collectors, and curators.

In the north of Paris, the Saint-Ouen flea market at Porte de Clignancourt is the largest concentration of second-hand dealers in the world, with 2,500 antique, vintage clothing, and souvenir stands. The cherished favourite of bargain hunters is Antiques Rodriguez Decoration.

Between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Orsay Museum, Le Carré Rive Gauche is a neighbourhood of 120 antique dealers and art galleries. From primitive arts to 21st-century design, all objects are certified and guaranteed. On the Rue du Bac is François Hayem, the leading expert of the 18th century, who deals with furniture and objects from the Enlightenment. Hayem has the best eye in the business.

Marché aux puces de Paris/St-Ouen
Office du Tourisme
30, avenue Gabriel Péri
93400 Saint Ouen

+33 (0)1 40 11 77 36

www.marcheauxpuces-saintouen.com

Antiquités Rodriguez Décoration
15, rue Jules Vallès
93400 Saint-Ouen

+33 (0)6 63 53 10 81

www.rodriguezantiquites.com

Carré Rive Gauche
Antiquaires & Galeries d'Art
Rue des Saint-Pères, rue de Beaune, rue du Bac, rue de l'Université, rue de Verneuil, rue de Lille, quai Voltaire
75006 – 75007 Paris

+33 (0)1 42 60 70 10

www.carrerivegauche.com

François Hayem
3, rue du Bac
75007 Paris

+33 (0)1 42 61 25 60

www.carrerivegauche.com/galerie-francois-hayem

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