There are numerous places in Paris where you can find art galleries and antique shops but my favorite remains le Carré Rive Gauche (literally: the Left Bank Square) in the 7th and 6th arrondissements.
This association gathers dozens of art and antique dealers (click here to view a list), all located on rue du Bac, rue de Beaune, rue de Lille, rue des Saints-Pères, rue de l’Université, Quai Voltaire, and rue de Verneuil. (See map above or click here for an interactive map.)
Carré Rive Gauche (Parisians also call it “Le Carré des Antiquaires”) was founded in 1977 by passionate art dealers. Historically, this tiny neighborhood full of 17th and 18th-century hôtel particuliers, was established on the grounds of Queen Margot, across from the Château du Louvre.
The Carré des Antiquaire is a fabulous array of antique dealers who have supplied over the years many a prestigious museum such as the LACMA, the MET, the Louvre, Orsay, etc. with archeological pieces, furniture, and other works of art.
The façades of the galeries give an elegant old-fashioned feel to the streets of Carré Rive Gauche. Paola, at Deluxe Confidential, has several properties available on her listing in this highly desirable neighborhood. Feel free to contact her.
The next annual event to mark on your calendar at Carré Rive Gauche is “Le Mois des collectionneurs” (The Month of Art Collectors), which will start on September 10, 2019. Do not miss it!