The Biennale at the Grand Palais; an art museum under a great glass roof

The Biennale at the Grand Palais; an art museum under a great glass roof

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For over 60 years, the Biennale has been an essential event in the art market and a hub for French luxury. From September 8th to 16th this world-renowned collector’s fair brings together the most prestigious antique, fine art and jewellery dealers on the planet to present their most remarkable pieces. Discover this fair when you stay at the Bulles de Paris and immerse yourself in the quintessence of French taste and art de vivre.


6,000 years of art under the great glass roof of the Grand Palais

The Biennale Paris, previously known as the Biennale des Antiquaires, offers an exceptional opportunity to discover rare pieces selected with great care by a special commission of qualified experts. The fair brings together more than 80 national and international exhibitors and dealers, to the delight of private collectors and the general public. It features more than 6,000 years of art and artefacts.


Admire, dream ... and buy

Some 95 identical stands created by the designer Patrick Bazanan will be installed in the Nave of the Grand Palais. These will celebrate this year’s theme on the first arts, art objects, drawing, and design of the post-war era. The fair will also host an exceptional and colourful installation designed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, the famous French fashion designer.

Nearly 5000 choice pieces will be presented during this event, which can be seen as a pop-up museum, so you can admire and buy the works of great painters, antique furniture, jewellery, ethnic sculptures and much more. To celebrate its 30th edition, the Biennale Paris will also present a selection of iconic pieces from the fabled collection of the Emperor Napoleon assembled by Pierre-Jean Chalençon, passionate Napoleonic era expert and illustrious collector.