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FESTIVAL PARIS L'ETE
The Festival Paris Quartier d'été invests again, the capital for a unique and exceptional cultural journey until August 5, 2017. Dance, music, theater, circus, with free shows!
The Maison Deyrolle is a unique store in Paris. Specialized in taxidermy and entomology (study and classification of articulated animals, especially insects), it is both a Mecca for collectors, as well as a cabinet of curiosities open to all, amateurs or not of natural sciences. Present in rue du bac since 1 April 1888, in 2010 Maison Deyrolle received the label "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant", a recognition for its expertise which marks the Maison's belonging to the French heritage. 46 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris
WHERE WE LIKE TO GO BEST
Astier de Villatte ceramics dinnerware are entirely handmade in Paris. Astier de Villatte is today the premier and only major ceramics factory to continue the tradition of the old Parisian workshops. Made of black terracotta clay and glazed with a milky white finish, the pieces are classically elegant and extremely durable yet surprisingly light to the touch making them perfect for everyday use. 173 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
ONE OF OUR FAVORITES PLACES
Les Puces de Saint-Ouen:
The largest sales area in the world for antiques,with sixteen markets/furniture,antiques and decorative items, old books, military garb, toys, glassware, ancient, scientific objects... If you are interested in art and antiques this is the place to go. Most of the shops are under cover and despite a full day of pouring rain you still can enjoyed yourself. The products for sale vary from high end paintings and furniture to bric a brac and ephemera. Even if you don't want to buy, it is a fascinating experience.