For decades the premier address for fine antiques, the Place du Grand Sablon is still the site of a small weekly antiques market that sets up in jaunty red and green–striped canvas stalls.
A true Aladdin’s cave for antiques enthusiasts, the Marché des Antiquaires du Sablon satisfy one’s crave for vintage decoration. Merchandises are mostly small wares of good quality but modest distinction—brass candlesticks, clocks and boxes, porcelain and silver for the table. And eventhough prices are relatively high, they remain reasonable when compared to Parisian flea markets like Saint Ouen-Porte de Clignancourt or Vanves.
Twice a week, the Marché des Antiquaires du Sablon drains an incredible amount of tourists and collectors, eager to rummage through luxury furniture, silverware or artwork thoughtfully showcased on any the 40 flea market stalls. The Marché des Antiquaires du Sablon offers a wide selection of trinkets to satisfy the many.
This antique market is also renown for its setting, which alone is worth a visit. In fact, the architectural ensemble surrounding the Place du Grand Sablon, brings together houses dating back to the 16th and 19th century. Nowadays, most of these buildings house antique shops, chocolatier and chocolate makers, as well as a few restaurants.
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