foire a la brocante et aux jambons [antique & ham fair], in chatou, just outside of paris. funny name aside, this is a great place to spend an afternoon hunting for antique treasures-- over 800 proffesionals from all over france have their wares on display, so you can pick up everything from knicknacks to armoires. don't forget to arrive for dejeuner-- a bit plate of ham is de rigeur! from sept 26 to oct 5.
if you are after something a bit more refined, check out the exquisite photos of patrick demarchelier, on display starting this saturday at the petit palais. magazine covers and portraits of some of the beautiful women of the world are the theme of the "images & mode" exposition. sept 27 to jan 4.