Specialty shops

flea markets, food markets, needlework

  • Image of Nathalie from Bring France Home in her shop rue de Birague
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    Bring France Home and Support Small Businesses

    “We’re still here,” said Nathalie as she dusted the Paris dust off the shelves and products. Bring France Home is your Made in France shop on rue de Birague and online. Click on the categories at the bottom of their webpage to fill your shopping basket! The Eiffel Tower jewelry (category “jewels”) is unique to Bring France Home from their neighbor jeweler: Galerie UBU. Nathalie is optimistic for this year, but her shop and others need the international tourists back to survive. Chamber of Commerce (CCI) research in October 2019 showed that 80% of a shop’s revenue came from international tourists...... Click on the title to read more and watch…

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    Artisanal Shop Brings New Flavours to the Bastille

    On my way to the oriental pastry shop Diamande along the Rue Sedaine in the Bastille, I noticed a new just-opened épicerie. I was tempted to stop for a glass of wine on its terrace (i.e., the sidewalk). When I walked into the shop, the man behind the counter looked familiar even behind his mask: the eyes, the Tintin-spiked haircut. “You resemble someone”, I said. “Who”? he asked. I proceeded to say the television personality who visits French producers and chefs riding up on his red and white checkered tricycle. Bingo! Voilà! Loïc Ballet and his childhood friend, Elodie Charras have opened an artisanal shop selling products (condiments, wine, cheese, charcuterie, oils,…

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    Bring France Home with Designer Souvenirs

    Bring Home France on rue de Birague in the Marais offers unique Paris and French souvenirs designed by a street artist, graphic designers, fashion and home designers. Some products are made by long-standing French firms in Gien, Limoges, by Duralex and Laulhère-France. In the store and for shopping online they have a wide selection of products ranging from gastronomy and jewels to fashion, decoration and toys. Nathalie Crouzet tells you some stories and legends behind some of the souvenirs in my first video story.

  • Interior Courtyard of Petit Palais, Paris, France, dining on the terrace
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    Free Things in Paris – A Partial List

    Gluten free in Paris-Food, Museums, Guide books, Movies and Toilets Gluten-free flour – Affären is a Swedish specialty store near the Swedish Church and Parc Monceau that carries an unsweetened gluten-free flour mix (in Swedish: glutenfri mjölmix osötad) by Finax, which is a family-owned enterprise and leader in Nordic cereal companies. This page has been updated with one change. ZeVisit.com no longer does tourist audio guides in English. Thank you Amanda from AmericanFille for linking to my page. Affären-Paris 3 bis, rue Léon Jost 75017 Paris Metro: Courcelles Open: Tuesday to Sunday Tuesday/Thursday 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday/Friday/Saturday 11 am to 6:30 pm Telephone: 01 42 81 91 75 Le Charlain 23, rue Clauzel…

  • Au Ver à Soie Yarn Design
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    Paris Knitting, Needlework, Fabric Addresses

    While in the village of Butte aux Cailles the other day, I noticed this little tea salon full of knitters around tables, l’Oisive Thé et Tricot . They have a weekly Wednesday knitting group. Their Website is in French and English. They sell yarn, offer knitting classes and welcome crocheters as well! Then a reader asked about places to buy yarn. In February I attended an international needlework trade show, l’Aiguille en Fête out of curiosity and interest. During that time, I watched several of the Speed Knitting competitions and paid a visit to Susan O’Connor at the Country Bumpkin stand where she was teaching embroidery classes. Country Bumpkin is a shop located in Australia (a distance of 16,1142 km/10074…

  • Please do not touch the lettuce written on a blackboard
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    Paris Food Markets

    Food Markets in Paris Visit the Paris Mayor’s market page for opening times or click on the market basket on the home page. The day and hours information is kept current. Key words to understand from the Paris Mayor’s market page: réouverture = reopens 06eme = 6th arrondissement (75006) 05eme = 5th arrondissement (75005) 1er = 1st arrondissement (75001) Marché aux fleurs et aux oiseaux Cité = Flower and bird market Ile de la Cité demain = tomorrow The market links are in real time. Aujourd’hui (today), Demain (tomorrow) and the next day of the week … If you see Fermé in red, this means there is no market.  Click…

  • Scene from the Marché Aligre Flea Market Sunday with Gramophone with horn
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    Flea and Specialized Markets in Paris

    The Paris Flea Market The picturesque flea markets of Vanves, de Clignancourt or Montreuil have become tourist attractions in their own right. One of the most compact is the Brocante Aligre. Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves  (Paris flea market in the south of Paris) Marché aux puces de la porte de Vanves “The only secondhand and antiquarian market of the inner Paris. Each Saturday and Sunday of the year, holidays included, be the weather sunny or rainy, its 380 merchants, all professionals, will welcome you and offer you their lucky finds of the week.” Where and Hours Our market is located in the Paris’ 14th arrondissement : avenue Marc…