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.

Grand Palais closure affects FIAC

25 February 2016

A closure of two years or more to allow renovation on the Grand Palais in Paris could leave the cultural events it hosts without a home.

New Paris fair aims to plug ‘quality gap’

12 December 2014

The French National Antique Dealers’ Association (Syndicat National des Antiquaires), organisers of the long-running Paris ‘Biennale des Antiquaires’, have decided to mount an additional new annual fair for the French capital – the first to be held next spring.

New owner pledges to vet Paris’s biggest antiques markets

12 May 2014

The new owner of the biggest antique markets in Paris has pledged to vet them for authenticity and quality.

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Dealers head across the Channel to sample French attractions

07 March 2014

A small contingent of dealers from the UK are currently travelling to Paris for the launch of Cipolat SA’s new biannual antiques fair.

New Old Masters fair for Paris

29 November 2010

TEN leading Parisian Old Master galleries have announced plans to launch a select new fair in the French capital next year.

In the Paris streets

15 September 2006

DESCRIBED on their website as a place to find “Designer Secondhand Goods of the 20th Century”, Les Puces du Design is a popular street event held biannually in Paris for the last 15 years.


Duke takes the Puces in €50m market ploy

11 January 2006

AFTER buying two of the most famous flea-markets in Paris, the Duke of Westminster’s property company and their partners say they will undertake new ways of promoting the historic sites.

Thoroughly modern but patchy…

28 April 2004

BUSINESS was patchy at the 8th Pavillon des Antiquaires et des Beaux Arts that ran from March 27-April 4 in the Jardin des Tuileries, featuring 80 galleries, all but seven from France. New York’s Barry Friedman, participating for the first time, headed the small foreign contingent along with Michel Soskine Inc., showing drawings by the German-born Horst Janssen (1927-95).

Law change creates headache for coin trade

15 April 2004

THE new money-laundering laws appear inadvertently to have created a problem for the coin trade.

Clashing Parisian fairs reach a compromise

26 February 2004

A compromise deal has been agreed between rival Paris fair organisers the Syndicat National des Antiquaires – the national dealers’ association, which stages the Biennale and the Salon du Collectioneur at the Carrousel du Louvre – and SOC (Société d’Organisation Culturelle), the commercial company (owned by Paris dealers Patrick Perrin and Stéphane Custot) which stages the twice-yearly Pavillon des Antiquaires et des Beaux Arts in the adjacent Tuileries Gardens.

Mixing art and politics – and launching a brand new fair

18 September 2002

Christian Deydier, head of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires, sees lobbying for change as one of his most important roles. With help from his Vice-President Hervé Aaron, and Honorary President Philippe Kraemer, Deydier promises to “give it everything when it comes to lobbying… We must make the most of current favourable circumstances.”

New fair breathes fresh air into Asian art world

12 September 2002

PARIS: A new Paris fair dedicated to Asian Art gets under way later this month. Running from Saturday September 21 to Wednesday September 25, the inaugural Biennale des Arts Asiatiques is timed to coincide with the opening week of the French capital’s Biennale des Antiquaires and takes places at the Carré des Sangliers in the Jardin des Tuileries – just a stroll down the road from the Carrousel du Louvre, where Paris’s most celebrated and glamorous veteran fair is held.

Louvre opens doors to design salon selectives

09 May 2002

RESPONDING to the rise and rise of interest in 20th century design Le Salon du XXeme Siecle will be launched in Paris from June 6 to 9 at Le Carrousel du Louvre.

Do the rounds at the Carrousel

17 April 2002

FRANCE: FROM June 6 to 9 the inaugural Le Salon du XXeme Siecle (20th Century Design Show) will be launched at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris.

High-profile collectors boost spring sales

17 April 2002

Paris in late March held various attractions for art lovers outside the saleroom. Europ’Art, a new contemporary art salon (March 14-17), attracted 200 artists from 18 countries (40 of them from ‘guest nation’ Israel). The International Paris Print Fair (March 22-25) assembled 30 exhibitors from France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK (Elizabeth Harvey-Lee, Flowers Graphics, Garton & Co, Sims Reed, and William Weston).