Opened in 1852, The Drouot Richelieu in the Ninth Arrondissement is the oldest auction house in the world. Treasures reside throughout this glass and steel building's seventeen sales rooms, and may include anything from art by Joan Miró and Jean Dubuffet to perfume bottles signed by Depinoix and Lalique to the gold teeth of the recently departed. Sales take place Monday through Saturday at 2:00 p.m., with viewings starting at 11:00 a.m., and catalogues are available online for most of the sales rooms.
In 1914, the collection of Andre Level sold for roughly $356,000 in today's money. It included 10 Matisses, 12 Picassos and pieces by Gauguin, van Gogh, Dufy and Redon.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Sunday - Closed