The George Brassens Old and Used Book Market
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Over more than thirty years, the Marché du Livre Ancien et d'Occasion George Brassens (Georges Brassens Old and Used Book Market) has become a real institution, not only for the district’s locals but also for book lovers throughout Paris and its suburbs. Browse its well-laden stalls situated just a few minutes from the Vice Versa Hotel!
Bliss for bibliophiles at the George Brassens Old and Used Book Market
The Parc Georges Brassens, opened in the 80s on the former site of the old Vaugirard abattoirs, has become a landmark of the 15th arrondissement, well away from the crowds in the capital’s bustling centre. The setting up in 1987 of a market devoted to old and used books and other paper collectibles, taking place every Saturday and Sunday morning in a pavilion close to the park's gates, has undoubtedly helped to give the park its vibrant life and soul. It’s an essential place brimming with fascinating finds.
A place full of charm
Whether you are passionate about old editions, rare tomes, collectible postcards, autographs, engravings, posters, children's books or unusual items, you’ll appreciate the inviting and friendly atmosphere where connections are made, simply and spontaneously. Events, conferences, readings, etc., are regularly organised and contribute to the dynamism of the place. The location is an essential part of the charm of the Georges Brassens Old and Used Book Market as it’s housed in the metal framework of a 19th century Baltard-style pavilion listed as a Historic Monument.
Whether you stay in our establishment for a trade show at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre or for a romantic holiday, you’ll be delighted by our location in the heart of an authentic Parisian district, the 15th arrondissement. Here you’ll find plenty of delightful surprises such as the Georges Brassens Old and Used Book Market.
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