French Fairs

Art and antiques fairs take place across France, especially in major centres such as Paris, Avignon, Toulouse and Lille. Plenty of fleamarkets and brocantes are also organised over the course of the year. 


French fair benefits from Brexit effect

17 July 2023

Most of the exhibitors at the spring edition of the biannual antiques fair held in the enchanting antiques-laden Provençal town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue come from the south of France with a couple from Italy and Belgium.


Be festive in France: two fairs in Paris before Christmas and another in Bordeaux

03 December 2018

A trip to France before Christmas to buy unusual gifts is always a good plan. Here are three antiques and vintage brocantes to visit: two well-known weeklies in Paris and a biannual event in Bordeaux.


French connections: two picturesque towns hosting antiques fairs

06 August 2018

France remains one of the most popular holiday destinations for UK residents. If you want to combine an antiques/vintage buying trip with a holiday in either Provence or the Haute-Savoie this month, then a visit to two of the regions’ most attractive towns might feature high on the itinerary.


ATG letter: Lille braderie: ‘ a shadow of its former self’

18 September 2017

MADAM – I feel compelled to write and let ATG’s readers know about my experience at the recent Grande Braderie de Lille (2-3 September).


Feast of room sets at French pop-up show

11 September 2017

If you want to see some impressive room sets, then the biannual Foire de Chatou, 15km from Paris and held on the banks of the River Seine, is the place.

Palais Brogniart, venue of Fine Arts Paris

Exhibitor list released for newly-launched ‘Fine Arts Paris’ fair

29 June 2017

‘Fine Arts Paris’, the new fair in Paris being held in November at the Palais Brongniart , has announced its exhibitor list for its inaugural staging.


Dealers at the Foire de Chatou: Evelyne and Paul Khormaian

01 April 2017

Evelyne and Paul Khormaian are shown in front of their stand, which was packed with French kitchenalia and, in particular, domestic antique and vintage irons and clothes-pressing items.


Dealers at the Foire de Chatou: Claudie Ferré

01 April 2017

Claudie Ferré, shown reflected in the table mirror on her brightly-lit stand, sells lighting from the Art Deco period to the 1970s, many by German designers.


Dealers at the Foire de Chatou: Christine Trémoulet

01 April 2017

Christine Trémoulet sells ‘batteries de cuisine’. The range of copper pots, pans and tools used in professional kitchens include these late 18th/19th century shining copper moulds she supplies to some of France’s top chefs including Alain Ducasse and Michel Guérard.


Dealers at the Foire de Chatou: Yannick Tendron

01 April 2017

French industrial furniture has a strong presence at this fair.


Dealers at the Foire de Chatou: Alicia de Rollond

01 April 2017

Normandy-based Alicia de Rollond is the daughter of dealers, and she trades in French country-style brocante.

France’s largest brocante: the Foire de Chatou

01 April 2017

A day out at France’s largest brocante and the return of classic chic with a contemporary twist...


Dealers at the Foire de Chatou: Pele-Mele Antiquités

01 April 2017

Christophe Richème likes to mix periods and styles: a Napoleonic bridal vase sits alongside a 1970s shop display cabinet in his shop Pele-Mele Antiquités in Montmorot Lons-Le-Saunier in the Jura region.


Dealers at the Foire de Chatou: Philippe Chapeau

01 April 2017

French 20th century ceramics are Philippe Chapeau’s speciality and this piscatorial platter by Robert Picault (1919- 2000) was for sale at Chatou priced at €1400.


Dealers at the Foire de Chatou: Philippe Renard

01 April 2017

Shown standing in front of a tall 18th century oak encoignure priced at €10,000 in his ‘stage-set’ stand is Philippe Renard.

Salon du Dessin

Salon du Dessin draws the art crowd in Paris

22 March 2017

It was back to the drawing board in Paris this week, or rather the drawings fair. The vernissage of the Salon du Dessin, the city's longstanding and well respected drawings fair, opened for its 26th edition on March 21.

Line up announced for first ‘Paris Tableau’ fair in Brussels

20 March 2017

The organisers of Paris Tableau have released the exhibitor list for the first edition of the specialist Old Master paintings fair taking place in Brussels.

Cancellation of Lille Braderie “an economic and cultural disaster”

15 August 2016

The head of Lille’s Chamber of Commerce has called the cancellation of this year’s Braderie “an economic and cultural disaster”.

Tribal art comes to Burgundy

25 February 2016

The countryside of southern Burgundy, with its vineyards and Romanesque churches, might not be the first location that comes to mind for a tribal art fair.

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Provence profile – a town of many markets

11 April 2014

The medieval town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, near Avignon, is one of the most visited places in Provence.