Posted on October 25, 2017 at 6:00 am by Toma Clark Haines / France Antiques Tours, Paris Flea Market / 3 Comments
One of our favorite Paris fairs the Salon d’Antiques Brocante Place de la Bastille is on as scheduled this year — but MOVING to a new location. The Antiques Diva® is offering special mid-week Paris tours: click here to book a tour. I’ve been attending since I lived in Paris, and written about it many times on the Antiques Diva Blog.
Hundreds of antique dealers from all over France set up each year since 1969 at Paris’ Place de la Bastille for its biannual brocante and antiques fair, where visitors can shop with locals. It has the perfect blend of French bric-a-brac and serious antiques – some things that are impulse purchase priced and others that might break the bank, but worth the breakage!
The Bastille show is held twice annually in May and November along the banks of the Seine at Port de l’Arsenal near Place de la Bastille in central Paris. This November – and indefinitely – the Place de la Bastille is undergoing a 2-year renovation and the organizers have relocated the antique show near the Ecole Militaire in the 7th arrondissement, not far from the Eiffel Tower.
Tip: Be sure to arrive hungry: the Bastille brocante has wonderful food and drink vendors – and November is typically perfect weather to enjoy a vin chaud!
Bastille Brocante –> Place Joffre Antiquité
- November 9 – 19, 2017
- Place Joffre, 75007 Paris, France
- 11am – 7pm daily
- tickets: Joel Garcia Organisation 10€
Book an Antiques Buying Tour with The Antiques Diva
Our local expert Diva Guide picks you up at your hotel and whisks you away to the market to help you shop. She will translate, negotiate and lease with an international shipper. We will discuss what you’re looking for in advance of your tour so we can help plan your shopping day and determine if there are other vendors we should take you to visit outside of the Bastille market.
Toma – The Antiques Diva