Category Archives: Places

Rue Cler

One of the best gourmet shopping markets (marchés) in Paris is on Rue Cler, the same area Julia Child shopped when she lived in Paris in the early 1950s.  What is interesting about Rue Cler is that many of the same shops Julia favored and frequented are still in operation today.  The added advantage of Rue […]
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La Perle

Made famous by the dramatic downfall of John Galliano from his post at Dior, La Perle is a relaxed neighbourhood café and brasserie on the Rue Vieille du Temple in Le Marais. Walking away from the busy Rue des Francs Bourgeois and continuing northwards, the pavements are more densely lined with cutting edge designer boutiques and […]
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Rue Cler — Antique Show and More (Gourmet)

Searching for silver, fine china, goblets of Baccarat, antique necklaces, old framed art pieces and other fine brocante pieces?  The next fabulous antique and brocante show will be on Rue Cler in the upper-crust 7th Arrondissement of Paris, on May 12and 13th.  Nearly 100 antique and brocante vendors will be lined up near the Ecole Militaire […]
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Le Marais

A man with a flowing beard, wearing a black fedora, with strings (tziztit) running down the side of his pants carries a black siddur (prayer book) in his hand as he leaves shul (synagogue).  A bar with a rainbow flag and male patrons is starting happy hour.  Young women wearing the newest fashion and six-inch […]
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Brocante — Rue Cler

Searching for silver, fine china, goblets of Baccarat, antique necklaces, old framed art pieces and other fine brocante pieces?  The next fabulous antique and brocante show will be on Rue Cler in the upper-crust 7th Arrondissement of Paris, on September 17th and 18th.  Over 100 antique and brocante vendors will be lined up near the Ecole Militaire metro.   Who knows what treasures […]
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Terrienne

Terrienne is a small pottery workshop in the 11th arrondissement where it is possible to learn the art of throwing clay in the form of a short course or an ongoing learning process. Run by Alexis Duclos, an American expatriate renowned for her method of teaching, the workshop is small and intimate with just 5 […]
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