La Vieille Mer: marine antiques and nautical art objects in Saint Tropez

"We aim to return to the sea what came from the sea"

La Vieille Mer has been serving the nautical antique needs of institutions and private collectors around the world for more than a decade. It begun in 2005 when the founder and owner, Mr. Walter Wolkowicz, decided to share his passion for the sea and its areas with all the lovers of the nautical antiques. Today we still operate under the same ownership, and have continued at our present location for the past 10 years.

All our items are original pieces from our private collection and acquisitions of wrecked ships from all around world. The naval antiques available to the collector are less and less, so each one of them is treated with care and conscientiousness.

Our pledge is to continue providing our loyal customers with the finest quality nautical antiques and marine art objects at the very best price anywhere in the world. We´re hoping to pass you on our passion for nautical collecting and we invite you to send us any advice so we can improve our services everyday.

Latest Items

You can check here our latest arrivals. We have items from the modest to works of maritime importance and have a varied and ever changing stock. 

Our History

A truly and trusty family business started a generation ago by Mr. David Leon and continued nowadays by his sons. Read here about the business and its history

The Store

Located in the beautiful villa of Saint Tropez, La Vielle Mer offers a  cozy and warm space stuffed with all kind of nautical objects that will delight all, casual visitors and “connoisseurs”.

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La Vieille Mer sur Var- Matin

"Walter has very successfully helped with my maritime collecting for a number of years.
He listens carefully, has a wonderful eye and takes tremendous pride in his finds"

Emilio Bellon - Marketing Hostel