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Un Livre – Une Image: Sell or buy old photographs in Paris.

Un Livre – Une Image: Sell or buy old photographs in Paris.

Un Livre - Une Image in Paris is by far my favorite store on rue Alexandre Dumas in the 11th arrondissement. I can’t help but be drawn by it every time I walk by. The owner, Emmanuelle Fructus, has been in the business of collecting old black and white photographs for the past 20 years. She says you can count on your fingers the amount of true collectors of vintage photographs here in France, not more than ten, that’s how few they are. She opened her shop a few years ago to buy and sell old photographs. She also has a selection of old color photographs as well as Polaroids. You will also find rare and limited edition books as well as some fun tote bags. Average prices for 4x6 prints range from 10 to 50 Euros. She is usually open in the afternoon on week days but can also be seen by appointment. Her opening hours are flexible so it is safer to call before heading there.

Un livre - une image
17 Rue Alexandre Dmuas
75011 Paris
tel:06.63.77.99.48
Metro: Rue des Boulets, Alexandre Dumas

Afternoons during the week and by appointment.

Elbé: Original vintage posters in Paris.

Elbé: Original vintage posters in Paris.

Elbé store in Paris specializes in original vintage posters from the 1890’s up until 1970’s. Elbé sells an incredible selection of vintage lithographs by artists such as Alfons Mucha, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Leonetto Cappiello, Bernard Villemot and Charles Jean Hallo to name a few.

Elbé
213 Bis Boulevard St Germain
75007 Paris
tel: 01.45.48.77.97
Metro: Rue du Bac

Tu-Sat: 10am-1pm / 2pm-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Carrelages du Marais in Paris: Traditional French tiles.

Carrelages du Marais in Paris: Traditional French tiles.

Carrelages du Marais sells those beautiful century-old style cement tiles seen in Paris’s passages and lobbies, bistros and restaurants, museums and people’s home. The selection ranges from plain or ornamental cement tiles to enamel ones, wood-fired terracotta tiles, antique delft, marble and mosaic marble, all traditionally made in their Crécy La Chappelle studio outside of Paris. They also do custom-made tiles such as the ones made for brasserie Lipp in Paris. Carrelages du Marais has showrooms in Paris, Nantes and Lille.

Carrelages du Marais
46 Rue Vieille du Temple
75004 Paris
tel: 01.42.78.17.43
Metro: Saint Paul

Tu-Sat: 10am-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Le Petit Atelier de Paris: The most precious little porcelain objects.

Le Petit Atelier de Paris: The most precious little porcelain objects.

When renown bakeries such as Poilâne and Pain de Sucre or department stores such as Le Bon Marché respectively place an order or display your creations, you know there is something special about them.
Le Petit Atelier de Paris is a boutique/workshop full of little handmade porcelain wonders specializing in decorative objects as well as tableware. Le Petit Atelier de Paris also sells old-fashioned porcelain dimmers and switches. Created by and for Le Petit Atelier de Paris their very pretty and simple wooden furniture (very simple lines reminiscent of Muji design) will be for sale in the future, after they open their new wood workshop right outside of Paris.

Le Petit Atelier de Paris
31 Rue de Montmorency
75003 Paris
tel: 01.44.54.91.40
Metro: Rambuteau, Arts-et-Métiers

Th-Sat: 1pm-8pm
Closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Patricia Vieljeux: Beautiful pottery and ceramic workshops in Paris

Patricia Vieljeux: Beautiful pottery and ceramic workshops in Paris

Ceramist Patricia Vieljeux just happened to have the lamp shade that my kitchen light bulb has been missing for the past year.
Her boutique/workshop is a bit off the beaten path—unless you have a specific reason, you are unlikely to stumble upon it. This is a great place for those who might want to purchase unique stoneware and porcelain pieces made by hand. For information about Patricia Vieljeux’s workshops (for age groupe 11 to 17 and for adults) contact her boutique/workshop.

Patricia Vieljeux
21 Rue Godefroy Cavaignac
75011 Paris
tel: 01.46.59.04.10
Metro: Voltaire, Charonne

Apple Store in Paris: France’s first Apple store!

Apple Store in Paris: France’s first Apple store!

The new Apple store in Paris is located below the famous Louvre Pyramid, in the Carrousel du Louvre. The store includes a level dedicated to the Mac, as well as a separate space dedicated to the iPhone. As with other flagship stores, the space is immense, and features a glass staircase. It is opening with a team of 150 employees, and includes the usual assortment of services such as The Genius Bar, One-to-One shopping, business consulting, classes, and presentations.”
If you need guidance upon arrival look for the concierge dressed in an orange tee-shirt.

Apple Store Paris
Carrousel du Louvre - level 1
99 Rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris, France
tel: 01.43.16.78.00
Metro: Palais-Royal - Musée du Louvre, Louvre-Rivoli

7/7
M-Sun: 10am-8pm

Kitchen stores in Paris: Where the professionals shop.

Kitchen stores in Paris: Where the professionals shop.

There are a few stores in Paris that should be on your “must know” list if you are into cooking and need either utensils and/or hard-to-find ingredients such as sugar-coated violet petals or high-end bittersweet chocolate bars. These are the stores where professionals shop. And if you aren’t into cooking or baking, you could still go check them out because they are truly uncommon stores, if not unique. You can find most of these stores in one small walkable perimeter, in the center of Paris.

-E. Dehillerin has been selling cookware since 1820 and has an impressive collection of copper pans. It has a whole section dedicated to pastry molds and pans as well. This store is definitely worth a detour.
E. Dehillerin
18/20 Rue Coquillière & 51 Rue Jean- Jacques Rousseau
75001 Paris
tel: 01.42.36.53.13
Metro: Les Halles (Rue Rambuteau exit)
RER: Châtelet - Les Halles

M: 9am-12.30pm / 2pm-6pm
Tu-Sat: 9am-6pm
Closed on Sunday

-Open since 1814, Mora specializes in pastry utensils and cutlery. You can also find all sorts of to go packaging, from muffin cups to plastic boxes, as well as food colorants, gold or silver leaves, food extracts… It’s a neat shop.
Mora
13 Rue Montmartre
75001 Paris
tel: 01 45.08.19.24
Metro: Les Halles (Rue Rambuteau exit)
RER: Châtelet - Les Halles

M-F: 9am-6.15pm
Sat: 10am-1pm / 1.45pm-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday

-Open since 1884, Simon sells everything for the table and the kitchen. It specializes in high end brands, from silverware to china and glasses to cutlery. Their biggest clients are hotels and restaurants.
Simon
48-52 Rue Montmartre
75002 Paris
tel: 01.42.33.71.65
Metro: Les Halles (Rue Rambuteau exit), Etienne Marcel
RER: Châtelet - Les Halles

M: 1.30pm-6.30pm
Tu-F: 9am-6.30pm
Sat: 9.30am-6.30pm

-With its eighteen stores in France and a nineteenth one in Casablanca, Morocco, La Bovida doesn’t have the charm of the 200 hundred-year-old kitchen stores down the bloc-it’s only centenarian-but if you are looking for kitchen equipment, clothing, restaurant items, spices, chalk boards and much more, you can find it here too.
La Bovida
36 Rue Montmartre
75001 Paris
tel: 01.42.36.09.99
Metro: Les Halles (Rue Rambuteau exit), Etienne Marcel
RER: Châtelet - Les Halles

19 Avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris
tel: 01.40.36.12.62
Metro: Corentin Cariou, Porte de la Villette

-Famous pastry chef David Lebovitz says “If G. Detou didn’t exist, I couldn’t live in Paris.” The stores sells only edible goods and as its name indicates G. Detou (I. haveverything) has it all. It is a heaven for baking goods and the great pastry chefs shop here for ingredients that can’t be found anywhere else. You’ll also find lots of savory regional goods on the floor-to-ceiling shelves such as the tasty sardines from Brittany La Belle-Iloise or jars full of all different kinds of dried mushrooms. G. Detou is a must-shop at.
G. Detou
58 Rue Tiquetonne
75002 Paris
tel: 01.42.36.54.67
Metro: Etienne Marcel

Mon-Sat: 8.30am-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday