If you're in Paris, you may enjoy visiting the 79th Foire Nationale aux Antiquites a la Brocante et aux Jambons at Chatou. Opening day is Friday, Sept. 25th. The brocante - my favourite in the area - continues from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. daily through October 4th.
Tickets are available at the gate. From Charles de Gaulle Etoile metro station, take the RER A1 train (direction Saint-Germain-en-Laye) to Rueil-Malmaison or Chatou-Croissy. Follow the signs at the exit and walk across the bridge to Ile de Chatou.
Or you can drive or grab a taxi from Paris. But don't count on a taxi bringing you back to Paris, unless you specifically book one in advance. More likely, you'll need to take the train back to Paris, no matter how much loot you've collected!
I'll be there opening day with an antiques enthusiast and store owner visiting from San Francisco. I'll also be there next week with Di Overton, searching for items she can revamp for Ghost Furniture. Stop by and say hello to my friends Blandine Bavoux (72 Allee Nouvelle), Gunnar Petterssen (1-3 rue Pele) and Geraldine Michelis (Une Chanson Douce). You'll be amazed at the stylish antiques and collectibles these clever dealers have on offer.
See you at Chatou!