“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.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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


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

  1. Thanks so much for posting about this place. It really is an incredible place!

  2. 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

  3. Looks great, might have to take a trip out there!

    1. Well worth it, Clair – I can’t believe we hadn’t come across it before.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close