“Esprit Antique” – Antiques and Architectural Salvage

On the way back from visiting the garden “Interieur à Ciel Ouvert” on Sunday afternoon we passed near Radon, on the main road from Sées to Alençon (D438) in south-east Normandy.  By the roadside we spotted a garden in which there was a massive statue of a horse and a couple of forged iron gazebos, and a sign post which said something about antiques; having some time to kill, we did a U-turn and went back to investigate – and we are so pleased we did!  For the sign pointed the way to “Esprit Antique”, which turned out to be an architectural salvage yard on a truly massive scale.

Covering 10,000m², Esprit Antique sells a bewildering range of old materials to furnish and decorate your home and garden – gates, tables, stairs, gazebos, chairs, wardrobes, fireplaces, fountains, urns, planters, wrought iron fencing, marble fireplaces, garden statuary in bronze, iron and stone, reconditioned cast iron bathtubs, terracotta floor tiles, old roof tiles – the list goes on.  In addition to salvage they also sell reproduction and new wrought iron garden furniture.

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Some of the goods are stored in the yard – mainly garden furniture, gates and statuary – while there are three large buildings housing furniture, bathtubs, etc.

Adjoining the yard is what looks like a very nice restaurant, the Restaurant d’Avoise.

Esprit Antique is open 7 days a week.

Monday to Friday: 9h00 to 12h00 and 14h00 to 18h00

Saturday: 10h00 to 12h00 and 14 h 00 to 18h00

Sunday: 14h00 to 18h00

Restaurant d’Avoise

Thursday to Saturday: 12h00 to 14h00 and 19h30 to 22h00.

Sunday: 12h00 to 14h00.

We even managed to find two chairs to complete the set on our front terrace – not an exact match, but close enough!

How to Get There

 

4 thoughts on ““Esprit Antique” – Antiques and Architectural Salvage

  1. Hi I have been to Radon last week really great . I want to buy a stone fireplace but difficult as all the staff don’t speak English for finer detail. Do you have an e.mail for them as the boss was away on holiday and I have lost the business card.Can’t afford to get sixe wrong.Well worth a visit! Jane

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