Brocante Buying in Paris

This tour specialises in brocante buying from established flea markets, street markets, auction houses and brocante dealers. Spend endless hours trolling stalls from everyday junk from the attic to well organised stalls from long term Parisian street dealers. See how quickly you will recognise the different dealers from different markets as they sell their wares in different locations. By the end of the week you will have your favourites and be able to share a little joke with them and the odd word of French.  To up the pace we visit auction houses that are fast when it comes to bidding, we can organise a French speaker to do our bidding.  I enjoy these places to look at what is on offer as most things were out of my price range to resell in Australia.

We have years of experience buying brocante and furniture from Europe. We can help with all you shipping needs and yes it is expensive but there is always the post office which has a great service and very helpful staff.

Most of the action will happen in the mornings with the afternoons free for walks with myself or on your own. I love to visit all the arrondissements even if it is just to stroll on the cobble streets.  Then there is the world class shopping from all the big brand stores right down to the beautiful individual French boutiques specialising in a whole array of goodies, these is when the post comes in very handy.

We will end the day with an aperitif in a different location each day hopefully with a well thought out theme.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 – An Evening at the Hotel

    Meet in the evening at the organised hotel for drinks.

  • Day 2 – A Slow introduction to street market life

    • Early breakfast at the hotel.
    • A metro ride to the marché d’Aligre.
    • A few hours spent in this brocante and food market.
    • The afternoon is yours to come with me or catch up on your own interests.
    • Drinks to round off the day.

  • Day 3 – Up early and straight into it

    • Breakfast on the run today
    • Marche aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves this is were the early bird catches the worm.
    • Metro ride across town to Lunch.
    • Porte de Clignancourt Les Puces Flea Market Paris, France.
    • Drinks to conclude the day.

  • Day 4 – Once agin up early

    • After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll visit Porte de Vanves again.
    • Meet those who didn’t wish to rise early.
    • Return to Porte de Clignancourt or a visit to one of the larger street brocante markets.
    • Drinks to conclude the day.

  • Day 5 – A lower start to the day

    • Breakfast at the hotel.  With a slow start as the weekend schedule is exhausting.
    • A morning of street market visits or museum visit.
    • Afternoon, arrondissement 6 for strolling, shopping and eating.
    • Drinks to conclude the day.

  • Day 6 – Auction house hunting

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Having researched what the auction houses have on offer we will visit one or 2 of these.
    • Free afternoon for walking or shopping, perhaps a park or museum visit.
    • Evening drinks to conclude the day.

  • Day 7 – Photographic walking tour

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • We will visit the streets of the markets with a professional photographer who will help you get the most out of your camera.
    • This will be the final day for all shopping to be brought together and packed ready for shipping.
    • Evening drinks followed by dinner to end our tour, at a pre-arranged venue.

  • Day 8 – The Last Day of the Tour

    • Breakfast at the hotel or, for whom ever has something left in them a street market.
    • This concludes the tour.

Details

Start Date: 23rd March 2017

Duration: 8 Days 7 nights

Price

$6,550 per person.

Inclusions

  • 7 x nights boutique hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners and an aperitif every afternoon
  • Travel by Metro

Highlights

  • Paris street markets
  • Marché aux puces de Clignancourt
  • Marche aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves
  • Paris auction houses
  • Private sessions with antique dealers

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