The facade of the Galerie des Minimes gives a little clue as to what awaits the keen treasure hunter when they step inside, as it is unusually long. The signs announcing the interior full of antique and vintage goods spread for at least three or four of the building shop fronts, so it is clear that collectors will be in for a treat. This store dances on the line between some kind of gallery or museum of antique pieces and a flea market experience, which is a winning combination in our opinion!
Though there is clearly a background of real expertise in the field of antiques driving the Galerie des Minimes, visitors need not worry that they should be professional collectors to be welcomed here. Staff is always friendly here and happy to help shoppers with any questions they may have, whether motivated by the need for a specific item to fit in a collection or simply browsing and enjoying searching for older and unique items. Whatever the reason for visiting this store, it is equally difficult for everyone to leave here empty-handed.
The Gallerie des Minimes stocks a wonderful selection of vintage and antique items, and the kinds of goods found here are wide-ranging indeed. Chinaware can be found here, alongside porcelain figures of various sizes, pieces of furniture from varying time periods and of all kinds of shapes and sizes, artwork, lighting fixtures, busts, musical instruments, taxidermy mounts to hang, smaller ornamental items, numerous decorative pieces, and so much more.
Collectors need not worry about when to head to the Gallerie des Minimes, as the store is open every day of the week. No need to worry about always being confronted with the same tired stock though; the staff here take great care to both continuously rotate items and source new stock, so even the most regular of visitors will always have something new to see and be tempted by.