L’ Abbé Pierre—a French priest praised as a living legend for devoting his life to helping the homeless—bought a place in 1945 and turned it into a homeless shelter. He called it Emmaüs. Aside from offering shelter, Emmaüs is also a chain of stores, similar to Goodwill and the Salvation Army, that relies on donations* of clothes, quality furniture and household goods from the public. The Emmaüs Défi store in the 14th arrondissement is huge and sells affordable goods donated by Parisians, spanning from records and books to clothing, furniture, electronics, jewelry, paintings and much more. This store is only open for shopping on Saturdays.
A new Emmaüs Défi store opened in the 19th arrondissement inside the art space the 104: Le bric-à-brac du CENTQUATRE.
By supporting Emmaüs Défi one helps the association fight for the social rehabilitation of the disempowered and impoverished.
80 Boulevard Jourdan
Metro: Porte d’Orléans
*For donations, drop off and/or collect times are:
Emmaüs Défi - Le bric-à-brac du CENTQUATRE
104 Rue d’Aubervilliers / 5 Rue Curial
Closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
*For Donations, drop off times are: