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Saint Ouen of Paris
The name alone evokes the timeless elegance associated with this spectacular Parisian destination, which is the largest market of its kind in the world. The Saint Ouen, which dates back to 1885, spans fifteen acres and encompasses fifteen hundred shops, stands, and art galleries. It has something for all tastes and budgets, ranging from Art Deco, Haute Couture, Louis XV and XVI furniture, jewelry, Art Nouveau, drawings, paintings, Murano, and much, much more. It is more than a market – it is a cultural center in which different civilizations, tendencies, and interests merge. Where better than in the City of Lights?
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Faubourg Saint Honoré of Paris
For lovers of 18th century furniture, the antiques shops of the Faubourg Saint Honoré are among the most prestigious of the world. Many generations old, they sell only the “crème de la crème” of furniture and exceptional pieces, ranging from mid-17th century to the beginning of the 19th century (Empire). Among the items one can find in these special boutiques are Boulle marquetry armoires, stamped “Regence” desks by “FL” François Lieutaud, Louis XV armchairs marked with inventory number and stamp from the château of Versailles, and Louis XVI commodes signed by the king’s cabinet-maker Jean Riesener, and much more. One doesn’t have to be an aficionado to go meet the passionate and inspiring shop owners. Whether you are a collector, a lover of objets d’art, or you are simply interested in finding a beautiful piece, let Riad introduce you to the Faubourg Saint Honoré.
Carré Rive Gauche of Paris
Right in the heart of the capital city, the Carré Rive Gauche is a unique concentration of antique dealers and art galleries in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Located between Saint-Germain-des-Près and the Musée d’Orsay and facing the Louvre Museum, one hundred and twenty art dealers display their extraordinary collection of furniture and objets d’art from all centuries. Their collections range from fire places, ceramics, and arts of the Far East and Africa to traditional French and European antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries, impressionist masterpieces, and orientalist works. One can spend hours perusing these magnificent galleries, which are a must-see for visitors from all corners of the globe.
L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue of Provence
Located in the charming, romantic southern region of Provence, this market has been active since 1966. Today, there are nearly three hundred boutiques and galleries in the arcades – a number that doubles during the Easter and mid-August seasons. Savvy shoppers, interior designers, antiques dealers, and vintage and design aficionados have been arriving in ever-growing numbers to this up-and-coming market, which boasts the largest concentration of antiques dealers in France outside of Paris.