Paris Fairs

Art and antiques fairs that take place throughout the year in Paris include many of France's top events including the Biennale des Antiquaires, Salon du DessinFiac Modern and Contemporary Art Fair and Parcours des Mondes.


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President of FAB Paris interview: ‘We have the disciplines, next we have to deepen some of them’

11 December 2023

Louis de Bayser of the Paris drawings dealership Galerie de Bayser is the president of FAB Paris, the fair organised by Agence d’Événements Culturels (AEC), which also runs the Salon du Dessin.

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FAB Paris makes a bigger splash

11 December 2023

Second edition of the event involving two combined fairs benefits from extra space at new venue

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Fab Paris boasts a big increase in exhibitors

13 November 2023

The second instalment of FAB Paris, the fair resulting from the merger of Fine Arts Paris and La Biennale, will be staged this November but for the first time it moves from its previous home at the Carrousel du Louvre.

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Salon du Dessin draws in buyers despite Paris protests

17 April 2023

Demonstrations and the bags of rubbish piled up on the Paris streets were no deterrent for visitors to the Salon du Dessin in March.

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Buzz returns to Paris drawing week

17 April 2023

Paris works on paper events draw a line under Covid as attendance figures bounce back

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Paris galleries unveil highlights for Drawing Now

13 March 2023

For its presentation at Drawing Now, the Galerie Lelong from Paris will include a special focus on the work of Christine Safa (b.1994).

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Drawings fairs March on in Paris

13 March 2023

The Salon du Dessin and its Contemporary art younger sibling are now back to normal in the spring slot

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Merged Paris fair brings back the crowds

12 December 2022

Over 17,000 visitors including representatives from French and foreign museums, major collectors and decorators attended the first staging of the newly merged fair Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale.

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Two French fairs become one

31 October 2022

First edition of 'Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale' resulting from a merger takes place in Paris this month

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Tile could be a star of the show at the Paris ceramics event

29 August 2022

Paris’ annual gallery-based ceramics event - the Parcours de la Céramique et les Arts du Feu - takes place this year from September 20-24.

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Two become one in a Paris merger

08 August 2022

The exhibitors’ list has been announced for the French fair that has evolved from the merger of two Paris events.

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Buyers flock to Paris drawings show

20 June 2022

Museums and collectors were not deterred by the Paris event’s date being pushed back.

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Paris plots a path to Asian art

30 May 2022

French capital follows the examples of New York and London for a dedicated week of events

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Paris drawings week: Three fairs, works on paper auctions and museum events all add up

02 May 2022

Paris opens its doors to the world of drawings later this month with three dedicated fairs plus a selection of auctions featuring works on paper and a raft of drawing-related events in the city’s museums – all under the umbrella of the 'Semaine du Dessin' (or Drawing Week).

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French fairs schedule returns to some normality – with caveats

21 March 2022

The French fairs calendar has developed a certain rhythmical repetition over the years but this has been changed as Covid restrictions necessitate cancellations and postponements.

Galleries team up for a Brussels fair taster

07 February 2022

With Brussels’ major art and antiques fair BRAFA postponed from its usual January slot until June, a group of exhibitors have got together to present a foretaste of the type of pieces on offer later in the year at Brussels Expo in galleries around the city under the title Brussels Art Walk supported by BRAFA.

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FIAC loses Grand Palais autumn slot in Paris as MCH Group plans new Contemporary art fair

27 January 2022

Paris’ long-running annual fair devoted to Contemporary art, FIAC (the Foire Internationale D’Art Contemporain) has lost its slot at the Grand Palais.

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Sale highlights as Fine Arts Paris fair returns to action

22 November 2021

Fine Arts Paris, which returned for a physical staging at the Carrousel du Louvre after an online-only event last year, closed its doors on November 11 with the 55 exhibitors enjoying sales from museums and private collectors.

Fair dates for the diary as La Biennale and BRAFA both return

22 November 2021

La Biennale fair opens in Paris this week at the Grand Palais Ephémère and runs from November 26-December 5.

Paris photo fest set to open

08 November 2021

This week Paris Photo, the French capital’s annual fair dedicated to photographs, takes place at the Grand Palais Ephémère from November 11-14.

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