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Treasure hunt in the auction rooms

Paris, France

Experience hosted by Daria

2 hoursHosted in English, French and Russian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Paris, like no other place in the world, holds an extraordinarily rich heritage and maintains strong Art&Antiques trade traditions. I will be delighted to guide you through it. During the visit we will see Drouot : a place where, since 19th century, thousands of art pieces, paintings, vintage objects and interior decors are going under the hammer on the everyday basis. You will have the possibility to assist to a few auctions, learn Drouot’ codes and rules, as well as some secrets. Together we will examine pieces of your interest upside-down and learn easy tips how not to get yourself a fake one, whether you are looking at an old bottle of wine, a vintage dress, a painting or a sculpture. After that we will visit some well-known Parisian galleries, through which you will understand the French art market better. With an expert by your side, you will immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the art market, and, who knows, maybe will end up with a vintage brand bag or a pair of design wall-lights as a souvenir of your Parisian trip.
Other things to note
You could bring a bottle of water in case you're thirsty
Be ready for about 15 minutes walk by foot
Paris, like no other place in the world, holds an extraordinarily rich heritage and maintains strong Art&Antiques trade traditions. I will be delighted to guide you through it. During the visit we will see Drouot : a place where, since 19th century, thousands of art pieces, paintings, vintage objects and interior decors are going under the hammer on the everyday basis. You will have the possibility to assist to a few auctions, learn Drouot’ codes…

What's included

  • Drinks
    coffee, tea, soft drink, or glass of wine

Meet your host, Daria

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 14 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a specialist in classical and decorative arts, born in Moscow and living in Paris since a long time. My passion for arts and antiques formed within the 18th century Palace museum, where I got my first work experience. Later my career oriented to the art market and made its path through several auction houses and galleries until 5 years ago I decided to start my own company of art-advisory. This business I am running so far, helping people in choosing right piece and building up their collections.
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Where you'll be

Rendez-vous at La Cave Drouot in order to have a drink and make an acquaintance. Afterwords our visit will take place at the Hôtel Drouot, where we will assist to several auctions and in the galleries of the Carré Rive Gauche, well known place with more than 80th art galleries.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 14 reviews.

Maxime
November 2019
Daria est très sympathique, elle connaît très bien son domaine. Non seulement elle vous guide dans l'hôtel de vente Drouot mais elle est assez flexible pour vous laisser plus de temps dans les salles qui vous intéressent. Elle donne toutes les clés de compréhension pour pouvoir revenir de manière autonome. Merci encore !
Daria est très sympathique, elle connaît très bien son domaine. Non seulement elle vous guide dans l'hôtel de vente Drouot mais elle est assez flexible pour vous laisser plus de te…
Oxana
November 2019
Очень интересно!! не жалею о новом опыте, и впечатление рекомендую. Дарья рассказала о нюансах, о которых самостоятельно я бы не узнала. Лично мне не хватило возможности лично поучаствовать и унести сувенир с торгов)) Осталось ощущение "недосказанности".
Очень интересно!! не жалею о новом опыте, и впечатление рекомендую. Дарья рассказала о нюансах, о которых самостоятельно я бы не узнала. Лично мне не хватило возможности лично поуч…
Alina
October 2019
Sortie très intéressante car la maison Drouot n'est pas souvent proposée en visite guidée. Daria connait très bien son sujet et son expertise est palpable. A recommander sans hésitation.
Юлия
October 2019
Время проведенное с Дарьей было увлекательным и познавательным. Мы открыли для себя много интересного из мира аукционных домов. Дарья была очень внимательна к нашим пожеланиям и корректировала нашу прогулку «под нас». Мы надолго запомним этот день. Мы впервые, с помощью Дарьи участвовали в аукционе. Получили огромное удовольствие. Дарья прекрасный специалист в своей области и очаровательная девушка. Спасибо огромное за прекрасное время!
Время проведенное с Дарьей было увлекательным и познавательным. Мы открыли для себя много интересного из мира аукционных домов. Дарья была очень внимательна к нашим пожеланиям и к…
Andrey
October 2019
Great tour. Dasha is a wonderful person, a real professional. If you want to discover the world of auction life in Paris or want something magical in the capital of France, then urgently book this tour.
Krista
June 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this experience! Daria is a wealth of information and her passion for what she was sharing was evident. The insider tips and insights were fascinating. I would absolutely recommend!

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.