The Paris auctions Art center

What could possibly link the genius of Giambattista Tiepolo in a Figure of a man with a fur coat, the solemnity of an Imperial seal from a Qianlong Emperor, the depth of a large 1983 oil on canvas by Zao Wou Ki, the exquisite craftsmanship of a commode by cabinetmaker Joubert for Madame Adélaïde’s bedroom in the Château de Bellevue, and the finesse of a tiara executed by Chaumet circa 1908?

Besides the fact that these works of art are significant in the history of their time, they all have been “through Drouot”.

Whether you are a demanding collector or not, when you enter Drouot, you step into an iconic institution, the most important auction place in the world.

Drouot is a crossroad of the international art market, and an unlimited source of works of art from all origin, period and value, accessible by anyone who wishes to enter. The 60 auction houses who offer auctions across 15 salerooms welcome you to stroll along the picture rails, unravel the mystery of eclectic works, discover the history that makes them unique and, perhaps, acquire the object you desire.
Some 4,000 visitors already browse the sales every day, looking for an artwork or object among the 400,000 offered throughout the year.

Drouot provides a passionate art experience for the emotion we feel, the curiosity that we feed and the euphoria we share.

Exclusives tours

To familiarise yourself with the auction world, Drouot offers discovery tours for groups and, several times a year, for individuals. Our tours last 1 hour and 30 minutes and are led by an accredited Drouot Formation professor. They present the history of our institution, guide you through the exhibition and auction rooms, sprinkle the tour with facts and anecdotes, present the various professions of the Hôtel Drouot and provide the keys to understand the mechanisms of the art market.

The Hôtel Drouot discovery tours can be organised from Monday to Friday as well as some Saturdays, for groups of up to 20 people.

Drouot hotel des ventes
12, rue Drouot
75009 Paris – France
Tél. +33 (0)1 48 00 20 52