You may not have heard of it, but Artcurial is the largest French-owned auction house.
Since moving in 2002 to a beautiful, historic stone building - the Hôtel Marcel Dassault - two steps from the Champs Elysées, they now have a small café and an extensive bookshop specialising in design, photo, art, graphics etc. The décor, remodeled by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, has to be seen to be believed: original baroque details painted over in purple!
Looking round is free, so don't hesitate to go and see.
The International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC), is one of the world's largest art fair for contemporary artists, gallery owners and dealers.
The FIAC brings together 180 international galleries at three sites on Paris’s right bank.
FIAC has solidified its position in the art world in recent years, bringing together a high-profile mix of contemporary art collectors, museum curators and international dealers, and winning international recognition.
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris
Metro: Line 1 or 9 : Champs Elysees Clemenceau of Franklin D. Roosevelt.