Next visit to Paris be sure to check out the Hôtel Drouot which is a large auction house in Paris, known for fine art, antiques, and antiquities. It consists of 16 halls hosting 70 independent auction firms, which operate under the umbrella grouping of Drouot.
The firm’s main location, called Drouot-Richelieu, is situated on the Rue Drouot in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, on a site once occupied by the Paris Opera’s Salle Le Peletier. The nearest Métro station is Richelieu – Drouot.
Other locations are Drouot-Montaigne, Drouot-Monmartre, and Drouot-Véhicules.
Details of forthcoming auctions are published in the weekly Gazette de l’Hôtel Drouot, sold at newsstands and by subscription.
In 2008 Hôtel Drouot was ranked fifth by sales amongst Paris auction houses, after Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Artcurial (fr), and Ader-Picard-Tajan.