Paris Biennale

Paris Biennale or the Biennale des Antiquaries is a long-running art and antiques fair that takes place at the Grand Palais in the French capital. Organised by the dealers' association Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA), the event welcomes a host of exhibitors from abroad as well as dealers from France.

The fair became an annual event in 2016. 

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Maastricht fair ‘online only’ for 2021 but French fairs plan to go ahead

24 May 2021

TEFAF Maastricht 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.


New event planned as Paris Biennale ‘turns the page’

15 March 2021

A new art and antiques fair is being planned for the end of November to replace the Paris Biennale (Biennale des Antiquaires).


A taste of the new French season

21 September 2020

Launched in 1956, La Biennale des Antiquaires, now an annual event known as La Biennale Paris, is one of the world’s longest-established and best-known art and antiques fairs.


La Biennale Paris dealers will offer objects at an online auction at Christie’s this autumn

09 June 2020

La Biennale Paris and dealer association Syndicat National des Antiquaires have organised an online auction at Christie’s.


Coronavirus: La Biennale Paris called off until 2021 but dealers face “no financial risks”

12 May 2020

Organisers of La Biennale Paris have postponed the 32nd edition of the event until next year.


Paris' Biennale fair proposes giving exhibitors longer to pay

13 April 2020

La Biennale Paris has proposed that potential exhibitors may spread payment of their participation fees out over four months after the event.


How Paris comes back to life after the long summer break

08 July 2019

'La Biennale Paris' and 'Parcours des Mondes' bring the dealing scene in the French capital back to life after summer slumbers, while auction houses also rise to the occasion. We take an early glimpse at what will be on offer for the visitor in September.


‘Coups de Coeur’ – eight art market highlights from the Paris season

20 September 2018

The French art market was back in action in early September. The 30th staging of 'La Biennale Paris' and the latest edition of the 'Parcours des Mondes' tribal event were two highlights among a raft of gallery shows and auctions marking the return to work after the summer lull.


Napoleon marches into the Biennale

27 August 2018

There is a decidedly French flavour to the loan exhibition at this year’s Biennale. Prominently displayed under the central dome of the Grand Palais will be a selection of works from the extensive Napoleonic collection of Pierre-Jean Chalençon.


Foreword: Paris fights its corner

27 August 2018

The September return to work (and school) after a long summer break is significant enough in France to have its own title: La rentrée.

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Biennale looks back to the future

27 August 2018

Fair aims to capitalise on the event’s past heritage and more recent major innovations.


Paris Biennale preview: Q&A with exhibitors Aktis Gallery and Kent Antiques

04 September 2017

ATG canvasses the opinion of two exhibitors, one returning for the second time and a new recruit.

Paris Biennale preview: a fair held in the Grand manner

04 September 2017

More than 90 exhibitors will gather at the Grand Palais in September for the Biennale Paris, France’s premier art and antiques fair.


Interview: SNA president Mathias Ary Jan on meeting the challenge for the Paris Biennale

04 September 2017

The Biennale has restructured as the fair evolves into an annual event. ATG talks to chief organiser and SNA president, Mathias Ary Jan, to hear how the changes are not just practical but cultural as well...

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Initial exhibitor list released for Biennale fair in Paris

09 June 2017

The French dealers’ association that organises the ‘Biennale Paris’ fair, The Syndicat National Des Antiquaires, has announced the initial exhibitor list and programme details for the event in September.

France’s main antiques fair: the 2017 version

30 May 2017

The Syndicat National Des Antiquaires, organisers of the Biennale Paris, has announced the latest exhibitor list and progamme details for France’s main art and antiques fair which takes place in September.

Jewellery firms withdraw from Biennale after changes to direction and layout of Paris fair

11 July 2016

The 28th edition of the Paris ‘Biennale des Antiquaires’ will include a radical shake-up of its jewellery content.

Leading Paris furniture dealers face exclusion from Biennale fair

23 June 2016

Kraemer Gallery and Didier Aaron & Cie, the two leading members of the Paris trade embroiled in a faking scandal, are expected to be excluded from the forthcoming Biennale des Antiquaires, a source close to the French trade has told ATG.

Paris Tableau to join new Biennale

20 November 2015

Paris Tableau, the specialist Old Masters fair, announced midway through its run this month that from next year it would become part of the new annual Biennale des Antiquaires.

Members back plan for annual Paris Biennale

06 July 2015

Reaction to the news that the Paris ‘Biennale’ will become an annual event has been largely positive.