No wonder you can find numerous auction houses in a city such as Paris. Here are some of my favorite ones, either because of their location (“location, location, location”), architecture, history, or because of the luxurious sales they specialize in: antique furniture, jewelry, art pieces, fashion, design, etc.
Being a Parisian realtor, one of my favorite things about Artcurial is… its prime location (at the corner of Avenue Montaigne and the Champs-Élysées, the heart of what we call the Golden Triangle)! Plus it is such a beautiful and emblematic building… Feel free to simply walk in for a cup of coffee or to browse though the art books of their bookstore. Click here for upcoming auctions.
What I love about Bonhams? Their incredible classic automobile auctions ever year, with an exhibition located in a most charismatic showroom: the Grand Palais! Their lovely offices are close to Place Vendôme and near the Louvre, which is another asset.
There is no need to introduce one of the best worldwide-known auction house… In Paris, Christie’s headquarters are located in this gorgeous 1913 building, a five-minute walk from Artcurial or to the French President’s home (le Palais de l’Élysée)… Note you can rent this venue for your corporate events. Click here for their upcoming auctions.
Hôtel Drouot is the leading auction place in France. It is such a myth to Parisians that iconic French singer Barbara even wrote a song entitled Drouot… Note: Exclusive tours for groups up to 20 people can be arranged. Click here for upcoming auctions.
Sotheby’s is yet another world-famous auction house with beautiful offices across the Élysée palace in Paris. Auctions but also exhibitions, lectures, cultural and special events are held regularly on these elegant premises. For upcoming auctions, click here.
Tajan’s exhibition space is located in a former bank, designed in the 1920s. I particularly love their incredible Art Deco skylight. Click here for their upcoming auctions.
Feel free to explore for yourself additional auction houses in my favorite city…