Trips - Itinerary - Buying Trip to Paris

Sample Itinerary

Note: We like to stay flexible so the itinerary is subject to change based on weather, interests of the group, and day of the week.

day 1

Meet in Paris at noon for a welcome glass of bubbly, followed by lunch at one of our favorite nearby brasseries. You'll spend the afternoon getting acquainted with our charming neighborhood and settling in. 

day 2

With your French-speaking buying guides leading the way, we’re up at the crack of dawn to spend all day at a marvelous bi-annual fair outside of Paris. We’ll have lunch at the fair (and rub elbows with dealers and buyers from all of Europe) and continue to shop and peruse all day. We'll ride back to Paris together and point out some charming restaurants for dinner on your own in the neighborhood.

day 3

We will probably head back to the fair outside of town since it's usually a two-day process.  Alternatively, we'll spend the morning whetting your appetite for the famed Puces market.  The afternoon is yours.  We'll meet up for a delicious dinner with the group at a little jewel of a restaurant that we adore.

day 4

Visit the Paris Vanves antiques market in the morning, which specializes in small, decorative objects. Spend the afternoon on your own or with the group, wandering around St. Germain des Pres in Paris, for other kinds of shopping and inspiration. Dinner will be on your own that evening.

day 5

We'll head to our favorite flea market, the Puces de Clignancourt, for the the whole day for some serious looking, buying and negotiating, stopping for lunch at one of our favorite bustling bistrots. We’ll be there most the day and will celebrate our shopping success that night with a group dinner.

day 6

Armed with our little Black Book of favorite haunts, spend the day on your own (or with us) enjoying Paris and shopping like a native at all the best stores. Enjoy a festive dinner at one of our favorite steak-frites restaurants, just a short distance away.  We usually love to time it so that we're walking home while the Eiffel Tower is sparkling a final "au revoir".

day 7

Depart for Charles de Gaulle airport or other European destinations.