Here is the paradise of Parisian bargain hunters for all budgets, the Chatou fair, the largest flea market in France !
On the island of the impressionists
If you want to unearth all the nuggets of antique dealers, unique and typically French objects, go to Chatou on the Island of the Impressionists (Auguste Renoir painted some masterpieces there), where the Chatou fair, the largest Parisian flea market with hundreds of stands, For more than 50 years, the organizers of the Chatou Fair have insisted on a mixture of styles, so that all visitors find the piece they are ardently looking for and that all the exhibits find a buyer.
Also jewelleries and fashion accessories
But don’t think that the Foire de Chatou is reserved for furniture, because around fifty exhibitors offer jewellery, fashion accessories… a real open-air thrift store! You can take the opportunity to have lunch in the sun on boulevard Voltaire among the dozens of old-fashioned food stalls. We have a small foie gras sandwich, a hamper of oysters (€12 for a dozen oysters) and a small glass of white wine, a plate of Corsican charcuterie, or downright andouilles de Guéménée or Vire. Yum ! The fair lasts from Friday March 11 to Sunday March 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Top: A small train awaits you at the RER A Rueil Malmaison, exit rue des deux gares and there is a valet parking service on site.
Island of the Impressionists,
78400 Chatou, from
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission €7 (tickets sold on site), free for children under 15.