Paris

Sotheby's Paris Office

Sotheby’s France first opened in Paris in 1968 and moved to its current headquarters in 1988 in the Galerie Charpentier on Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré, opposite the Elysée Palace. Built during the Second French Empire and remodelled in the 1930s, it was at the centre of Parisian artistic life for more than 40 years. Auctions, exhibitions, lectures and cultural and special events are held regularly on these elegant premises.

Sotheby's France organises approximately 40 sales each year in many different collecting categories such as Impressionist & Modern art, contemporary art, African & Oceanic art, Asian art, 20th Century Design, Fine European Furniture & Works of Art, European Silver, Books & Manuscripts, Old Master & 19th Century European Paintings & Drawings, Photography, Jewellery and Watches.

Our Sotheby’s consultants are also present in the French regions and remain at your entire disposal for any enquiries:

Aquitaine, Alain de Baritault - 05 56 58 72 04
Bretagne-Pays de la Loire, François d’Hautpoul - 02 40 69 14 89
Est, Marie-France Ludmann - 03 88 60 00 61
Languedoc-Roussillon, Béatrice Viennet - 04 67 24 95 72
Midi-Pyrénées, Florence Grassignoux - 06 87 40 99 91
Monaco, Mark Armstrong - 00 37 793 308 880
Nord, Pascale Bomy - 06 07 60 79 62
Provence, Florence Vidal - 04 91 48 65 59
Rhône-Alpes, Ghislaine de Montgrand - 06 70 60 43 58

Upcoming Events

Asian Art Valuation Days in France

Montpellier and its region
July 19
Contact : Béatrice Viennet beatriceviennet@orange.fr

Tours and its region
July 24
Contact : Olivier Valmier olivier.valmier@sothebys.com

Lyon and its region
July 25
Contact : Ghislaine de Montgrand ghislaine2montgrand@gmail.com

Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges and its region
July 26-27
Contact : Olivier Valmier olivier.valmier@sothebys.com

This year, Sotheby’s Paris celebrates two important anniversaries: the first Sotheby’s offices opened in Paris fifty years ago and Sotheby’s moved to its Galerie Charpentier headquarters twenty years ago. These two dates also mark the arrival of Sotheby’s in France and the launch of our first public auctions on the French market. Over the last twenty years, our Paris headquarters have borne witness to numerous exceptional events which has left their mark on the art market for ever. We thank you all of you for contributing to our success.

Discover our best moments in Paris here

Upcoming Auctions

Slideshows

Contacts

  • Mario Tavella
    Président-directeur général, France | Chairman, Europe
    mario.tavella@sothebys.com
    +33 1 53 05 53 12
  • Contemporary Art
    Grégoire Billault
    Senior Vice President | Head of Department
    New York
  • Impressionist & Modern Art
    Cyrille Cohen
    Vice President, France | Business Getter
    Paris
  • Books & Manuscripts
    Anne Heilbronn
    Vice President of Sotheby's France, Senior Director | Head of Department, Specialist
    Paris
  • Pierre Mothes
    Vice President, France | Head of Business Development
    Paris
    pierre.mothes@sothebys.com
    +33 1 53 05 53 98
  • Impressionist & Modern Art
    Andrew Strauss
    Consultant
    Paris
    andrew.strauss@sothebys.com
  • 20th Century Design
    Cécile Verdier
    Senior Director | Vice President, France | Co-Worldwide Head of Department
    Paris
  • Contemporary Art
    Olivier Fau
    Senior Director | Senior Specialist
    Paris
  • French & Continental Furniture
    Brice Foisil
    Senior Director | Director of Development
    Paris
  • Silver
    Thierry de Lachaise
    Senior Director | Head of Silver Department, Paris
    Paris
  • Contemporary Art
    Stefano Moreni
    Vice-président, France | Senior Director | Head of Department
    Paris
    stefano.moreni@sothebys.com
    + 33 1 53 05 53 38
  • 19th Century European Paintings
    Pascale Pavageau
    Senior Director | Head of Department
    Paris