Carré Rive Gauche Antiques Hunting (Self Guided), Paris

Go on a hunt for exquisite and valuable antiques in one of the most famous antique areas in Paris. More than 100 art and antique dealers can be found within the Carré Rive Gauche. Many are experts who deal in specific fields. There is furniture, paintings, sculptures, everyday items and much more, covering many styles and fashions from several centuries. The dealers belong to an association which is highlighted by the small, blue square banner on their storefronts.

Such is the prestige of the area that prominent collectors and museum curators are known to comb it for possible finds of great value. Whether you are a serious buyer or are just curious to see what is being sold, a visit to the area’s shops is a richly rewarding experience. As well as the antique stores, Carré Rive Gauche hosts exhibitions throughout the year and antique fairs in the spring.

As you tour the neighborhood, you will be following in the footsteps of some major historical figures. They include the neoclassical painter Jean-Auguste Ingres who had a studio on 17 quai Voltaire. Serge Gainsbourg penned some of his musical hits at 5 rue de Lille, while the 20th-century French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan had an office in the district.
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Carré Rive Gauche Antiques Hunting Map

Guide Name: Carré Rive Gauche Antiques Hunting
Guide Location: France » Paris
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: Helen

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