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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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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Fine Arts Paris adds more galleries and specialities

27 October 2021

Fine Arts Paris, which last year was held as an online event, is back at the Carrousel du Louvre, its home in 2019.

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The 47th FIAC fair finds a new Paris venue

04 October 2021

FIAC, the Foire Internationale D’Art Contemporain, is Paris’ long-running annual fair devoted to Contemporary Art, staged every autumn.

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Take the Left Bank ceramics trail

13 September 2021

Covid halts foreign exhibitors but 14th edition of Paris Parcours will run with resident dealers

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Majolica mania at Paris gallery

13 September 2021

Galerie Vauclair, situated on the rue de Beaune, will be showcasing its current exhibition, 'Majolica Mania', during the Parcours de la Céramique.

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Salon du Dessin back in play at long last

19 July 2021

The Salon du Dessin, the Paris fair dedicated to works on paper, finally staged its 30th edition this month.

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Salon du Dessin all set for its 2021 return

14 June 2021

Drawings fair will be staged in the usual venue but dealers can also take part online

A Paris alternative to draw you in

07 June 2021

Although long-standing Paris fair for works on paper the Salon du Dessin has moved its dates to July 1-4, the other Paris fair, Drawing Now, devoted to Contemporary works on paper, usually staged at the same time, is taking place this month from June 10-13.

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Maastricht fair ‘online only’ for 2021 but French fairs plan to go ahead

24 May 2021

TEFAF Maastricht 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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New event planned as Paris Biennale ‘turns the page’

15 March 2021

A new art and antiques fair is being planned for the end of November to replace the Paris Biennale (Biennale des Antiquaires).

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Contemporary fair heavyweights count on digital for now

22 February 2021

As the pandemic continues to upend the art market calendar, two heavyweights of the Contemporary art and design fair scene are going digital.

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News in Brief – including three Paris fairs being called off or altered

21 September 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the postponement of two Paris fairs and another changing its date and venue.

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