At Compagnie Hôtelière de Bagatelle, we particularly like places of character. That's why each of our hotels exudes personality while promoting the common values of hospitality and conviviality. It also explains why we enjoy highlighting places with a soul and a story. Among these, the Old Book Market is one of our favourites.
The Old Book Market: a tradition is born
In 1987, the City of Paris decided to revive the Baltard-style hall built by architect Ernest Moreau in the late nineteenth century. The vast spaces punctuated by columns and elegant wrought iron were transformed into a market dedicated to old books. For two days each weekend, it welcomes visitors in search of rare editions including books and bookmarks and limited edition products such as comic strips, posters and out of print magazines.
A community built on the love of books
More than just a market, the Old Book Market is a place of where professional book sellers, collectors and dealers, book fans or the simply curious can meet and talk. Conferences, readings, and exhibitions are organised regularly, and writers, publishers and artists are welcome. Just a few steps from the beautiful Georges Brassens Park, this lively market attracts locals and book lovers from all over the world. And, it's also a great place to find original Christmas gifts! Although it's famous in literary circles, the Old Book Market is often unknown to tourists. Yet it is an inviting place where culture, shopping, leisure and architecture meet and where everyone can find something to satisfy their desires. Faithful to our values of conviviality, respect, and friendship, we are always happy to share our favourite addresses with the guests of our six Parisian hotels. If you want to explore the Old Book Market, we recommend a stay at the Platine Hotel or the Vice Versa Hotel which are both just minutes away.
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