Tour de Paris

Our Antique Lover’s Tour of Paris will show you where antique dealers shop in Paris  and more. This 5-day tour coincides with one of Europe’s most important antique markets. We’ll guide you through The Bastille Brocante and other great shopping areas… some famous and some out of the way.   

Our love of Paris and expertise in all things French enables us to introduce you to some very special merchants and provide you with a more personal antiquing experience. From fabulous French jewelry to wonderful decorative arts, we'll help you evaluate and compare choices. We can even help you arrange shipping.  

And of course, there’s great food, wine and conversation. We keep the pace fast enough to be interesting, but we always take time for enjoying great meals. We keep our group small so we can be flexible and accommodate everyone’s special interests.  

Join us for a great time!

The Trip Itinerary

Wednesday, May 7th

Depart for Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. (Some will want to arrive a day or so early. If that’s your plan, let us know in advance so we can help you make arrangements with the hotel for a longer stay.)

Thursday, May 8th

Arrive Paris and check into your hotel. We will meet you at your hotel, have a "Welcome to Paris" lunch and walk to the brocante. Or, if you prefer, we can spend the afternoon changing money, strolling around and getting a feel for the area. You’ll have the evening free.

Friday, May 9th

We’ll spend the day at the amazing Bastille Brocante. We may want to enjoy a light lunch in an area restaurant. You'll have the evening free.

Saturday, May 10th

We’ll pick you up at the hotel and head up to Clignancourt to explore the famous Marche aux Puces. We’ll have lunch in a flea market bistro and soak up the feel of this wonderful area. In the evening we’ll have dinner at the exquisite Le Dome de Marais.

Sunday, May 11th

We’ll visit a large free-flowing weekend market in Port de Vanves, where you can find some great, unexpected treasures at the best prices in Paris. After lunch, we can return to the Bastille market or explore other neighborhood shops. You’ll have the evening free.

Monday, May 12th

Now that you’ve gotten a taste of some major markets, we will decide whether to explore some further or do some sightseeing. If you have merchandise to be shipped, we’ll help you arrange the shipping. You’ll have the evening free.

Tuesday, May 13th

Depart from Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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How it works...

Small Group

We keep the group small so we can tailor the shopping to your interests. If there’s something special you’d like to explore, just let us know and we’ll help you find it. We’re always happy to help you with making excursion plans.

Flexible Plans

The tour revolves around antiquing, food and fun. We keep the schedule loose so we can take advantage of last minute whims. Many of our “antiquers” have enjoyed visiting Sacre Coeur, taking a boat ride on the Seine, visiting Antiquaire de Louvre… and the list goes on.

Cost

The total cost is $3,000 per person. We require a nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 by April 14 and a final payment by April 28. (Area hotels are fully booked during the Bastille market week, so we need to book early.)

Contact us for more information and to book your trip! 

 

What's Included

The trip includes a 5-night stay* (plus continental breakfast) at a 3-star hotel in the fabulous Marias section of Paris. The "Welcome to Paris" lunch, Clignancourt lunch, as well as, a festive dinner at Le Dome du Marias are included. We take care of your transportation by taxi and Metro while on the tour. Airfare is not included. (Double occupancy rates available.)