If you’ve read this blog for any time at all, you’ll know that my favourite antique fair of the year is the fair at Chatou. It runs twice a year, and for ten days at a time. I always include the September edition in my Brocante tour, and the March edition kicks off today!
I particularly love the atmosphere, the wide alleys, the extraordinary mix of vendors and selection of goods. No matter what your favourite style is in French antiques, you’ll be sure to find it here. If you prefer real country brocante then you are spoilt for choice; there are specialists in paintings; rugs; textiles, jewelry or whole panelled rooms that have been saved from a crumbling chateau.
If you are going to be in Paris this weekend or during the coming week, I highly recommend jumping into an Uber or the metro and coming out to Chatou. A day isn’t actually enough, especially with so many tempting places to sit and have lunch.
I’ll be there on Monday – coffee anyone?!
Photos are by Sebastien Siraudeau,
Video by My French Country Home