Humorous wall and door signs at BHV
Are you looking for that very Made in France gift or souvenir with a touch of humor? Have you thought about a French door sign? Yes or no, visit a quincaillerie (hardware store) or BHV (Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville). The department store, BHV has a hardware department with many humorous wall and door sign choices such as house numbers, door signs, occupation, WhatsApp neighbourhood watch, etc. I have known about these signs for a long time, but it was a question that spurred me to share this information. Paul, a Colleen’s Paris readers, asked recently if BHV, was still selling the blue and red Jour/Nuit (day/night) no parking signs.…
BHV and Other July Changes in Paris
Every July 1, new legislation and modification to daily routines take effect. This year, the changes include plastic bags, polluting vehicles, contraception, Sunday shopping hours …. These are some of the main changes for 2016 gleaned from Direct Matin . Beginning July 3, BHV/Marais (part of the Galeries Lafayette group) is the first Paris department to open on Sundays as a result of the Loi Macron (Minister of the Economy, Emmanuel Macron) ...
The Salon du Chocolat 2022 Offered Fashion and a Chocolate Bugatti
What do you do with 400 kilos (881 pounds) of chocolate? You build a Bugatti Grand Prix type 35, of course! The Bugatti was one of the numerous creative chocolate sculptures at the Salon du Chocolat’s 27th edition in Paris at Porte de Versailles. The event is always scheduled for the last weekend in October. When I arrived, I headed past the chocolate sculptures, the chocolate tastings, the bean-to-bar stands and straight to the fashion parade of fifteen chocolate-covered dresses and costumes. The announcer was loud and clear, so the event had begun. With two afternoon start times, I would still see everything. At the world’s largest event dedicated to cocoa, I…
Quirky Paris Souvenir Ideas – Made in France
While wandering around BHV/Marais I noticed bits and pieces of hardware, wall paper and cleaning products made in France. Across the street at City Hall's Paris Rendez-Vous boutique concept shop I found unusual souvenirs made in France. A while ago, I found Bring France Home near Place des Vosges that only sells souvenirs made in France. Are you looking for quirky Paris souvenir ideas and inexpensive?
Paris Summer Activities with Children
With all the activities available for kids and teenagers in Paris this summer, I don't know if the parents are going to have time for a romantic Paris dinner at the newly opened Ritz ... Well, yes, you can with a babysitter service. What follows is a list of suggestions for finding some activities this summer. It would take a book or at least a magazine to list everything.
Paris To-Do Checklist
What would you add to the list of things people want to see and do in Paris? Let me know and I will share it with readers! E. Dehillerin Kitchen shop -18 and 20, rue Coquillière – 51, rue Jean- Jacques Rousseau – 75001 PARIS; Phone: +33 1 42 36 53 13 Open Monday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. ; Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday and holidays Deyrolle Curiosity Shop – 46 rue du Bac 75007 Paris Tel : + 33 (0) 1 42 22 30 07 Métro : Rue du Bac Bus : 84, 63, 69, 68, 94…
Living in Paris on a January Saturday Morning
Ever wonder what Parisians do on the first Saturday of the Paris sales? Go shopping. On this particular morning around 10:30, it was sunny, crisp and comfortable for our walk from the right to the left bank over the Seine. Ahead of the shopping crowd, we found our replacement Grohe shower hose with the surprise 20% sale price at BHV. It was a surprise….
Paris Christmas Activities for 2013-2014
Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Bon Marché and BHV/Marais are open Sundays December 8, 15 and 22. If you want to give a Lego architecture gift, I found this on Bon Marché Lego Architecture: Eiffel Tower, Tower of Pisa, United Nations, Tower Bridge, Villa Savoye à Poissy (Le Corbusier) or the Imperial Hotel (Tokyo, Frank Lloyd-Wright).
Calendar Of Annual Events
These events occur around the same time every year and rarely change venues For the most up-to-date information, dates and times, click on the links provided or Google the key words since website addresses seem to change from year to year. For the more up-to-date information, check out the Paris Tourist Office‘s website as well for trade show information. Trade shows and fairs take place at various locations. The largest events Check their individual pages for calendars. Viparis, Carrousel du Louvre, Porte de Versailles , etc.) Every Wednesday, l’Officiel des Spectacles is published and can be purchased at any Paris newsstand for more current events. Free invitations for events For some trade fairs (salons) you can receive…