Tag Archives: Marais

La Mouette rieuse

When I first started spending time in Paris, I used to love to visit a bookstore in the Marais called Mona Lisait. It was famous for coffee table and art books at discount prices, dust, and creaking floors. But the … Continue reading

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Right around the corner from our apartment in Paris was a strange little door to nowhere. It made me curious. What was the story behind this battered, graffiti-spattered wooden door. Barely visible above the door, carved into the triangular stone … Continue reading

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Juste parmi les nations

One of the things that I love about Paris is that, no matter how well I know it, I continually come across new treasures. This summer, one of my new places is le Jardin des Rosiers- Joseph-Mignaret in the Marais. … Continue reading

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Objets anciens

The Saint-Paul neighborhood of the Marais is full of unique boutiques that are fun to poke around. One that I enjoyed this summer was EW at 21 rue St-Paul, which was full of objets anciens (obshjay anh-see-en), as it says … Continue reading

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Un abat jour

I discovered the boutique Les Mille Feuilles several years ago, and I always try to stop in when I am in Paris. Here you can find everything you need to accessorize a room in the perfect French manner. Their website … Continue reading

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Toujours imité, jamais égalé

Although it can hardly be called classically French, the food at L’As du Fallafel (34 rue des Rosiers) in the Marais has been drawing crowds since 1979. I’d never made the pilgrimage to the fiefdom of falafel, much to the … Continue reading

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Merci mille fois

Merci is a fun and funky concept store at 111 boulevard Beaumarchais on the edge of the Marais neighborhood of Paris. The profits are given to a charity that supports needy children in Madagascar. Many of the suppliers have also … Continue reading

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Vide poche

One of the pleasures of Paris is constantly discovering new places, even in areas I thought I knew. Today, my discovery was Tumbleweed: artisant d’art ludique (ludique means amusing) on 19, rue de Turenne in the Marais district. The owner, … Continue reading

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