Situated in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, a stone’s throw from the Champ de Mars and the Military School, the Swiss village was created for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. Today known as the district of antiques dealers, galleries and interior designers, at that time it was home to chalets and rural houses straight out of Switzerland!
150 antiques shops in the Village Suisse in Paris
In this Swiss village, entirely reconstructed here in Paris, there was also a Ferris wheel, which was built especially for the exhibition. It was dismounted in 1937 and its passenger cars were used by rag-and-bone men who converted them into small stalls.
These were gradually replaced by antiques shops and then by a complex of modern buildings in the 1970s. The antiques dealers then reestablished themselves in the ground floor of these buildings, but the interior courtyards still bear the names of the squares of the original Swiss village. Today, the quarter comprises almost 150 specialised shops.
Le Village Suisse
- 54 Avenue de Suffren et 54 Avenue de la Motte Picquet – Paris 15ème
- Open every day from 10 :30 to 19 :00, except Tuesday and Wednesday
- Metro : La Motte Picquet – Grenelle Station, Lines 6, 8 and 10
Hotel d’Aubusson Paris, a 4 star hotel in the heart of Saint-Germain des Prés.