From 11 to 21 september 2008
     Grand Palais, Paris
     from 11am to 11pm  
     95 exhibitors 

     80 000 visitors


The 24th Antiques & Arts Paris Biennale cultivates the art of living

Organised by the Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA - French National Union of Antique Dealers) since the original event in 1956, the 24th Biennial will take place from 11 to 21 September 2008, at the Grand Palais in Paris.

The Biennale, a red-letter rendezvous for the arts market, features a wide range of specialities presented by internationally acclaimed professionals in the fields of Antiques, the Fine Arts and Jewellery. They are all SNA members and are selected from the world’s finest antique and art dealers. They meet the exacting quality standards set by the SNA, thereby upholding a code of honour shared by all professionals with respect to customers and colleagues alike.

Since the Grand Palais re-opened in 2006, after refurbishing work that further enhanced this monument to French architecture, the Biennale has finally returned and settled at its original showcase venue.

The public opening was preceded by a special preview evening attracting many art enthusiasts, and a gala dinner, the profits from which were wholly donated to the Fondation des Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France, a foundation chaired by Madame Jacques Chirac.                                                                      


                                                                                        Gala's diner
                                                                                        VIP opening 
                                                                                    Public opening


tuesday 9 september 
wednesday 10 september from 7 pm
from 11 to 21 september 2008
from 11 am to 11 pm

Practical information

20 € per persone
15 € per person for groups (10 persons minimum)
15 € for members of friends of Arts Décoratifs and friends of theLouvre
free for young people under 12

Catalog : 45 €
Special offer : 75 € for 2 entries + cataloge

Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill - 75008 Paris (France)

Métro : Champs Elysées-Clémenceau / lignes 1 & 13
Train : RER C Invalides
Bus : lignes 72, 28, 83
Parking : Invalides, Concorde, François Ier, Franklin Roosevelt
Stations Vélib : Station n° 8029, 1, avenue Franklin-D.-Roosevelt (beside du palais de la Découverte) / Station n° 8001, avenue Dutuit (beside du Petit Palais)