Comfort Hotel Gennevilliers
18 bis boulevard Gallieni
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The world's biggest flea market welcomes 200,000 visitors each weekend. You name it and this place will have it: furniture, pictures, new and second-hand clothes, all at rock-bottom prices (especially if you're a dab hand at haggling). There's a jovial fairground atmosphere with the aroma of food wafting around and people crowding round the stalls, hoping to pick up a 1970s leather jacket or a rare Louis XV chest of drawers. Make sure you have cash on you, as stallholders seldom accept credit cards and the nearest available cash machine is always lined out.
With curving alleyways lined with small shops selling a hodgepodge of the weirdest things around, Marche Vernaison in St. Ouens is home to the largest flea markets in the city. Amongst these quaint little stores is Allain Baroux's Antique Curiosity Cabinet, perhaps, the weirdest of the lot. The shop displays Baroux's creations - a collection of unusual creatures made using regular taxidermy. If the mystery of the chupacabra and the legend of Ogopopo keeps you up at night, this place is highly recommended.
Le Marché aux Puces de Paris / Saint Ouen is one of the most sought after markets in Paris. Renowned in the world as one of the largest antiques and flea markets, their collection is exclusive. The classic items featured are old furniture, mirrors, lamps, bronzes and paintings for decorating your homes in traditional style. You will also find a wide variety for children, and vintage accessories for the ethnic you. Whilst in the 18th Arrondissement, this place is a sure must-visit! Check out the website for detailed information on all their products and services.
There is nothing more wonderful than walking down Parisian streets and discovering new places. The Marche aux Puces which literally means, "Market of the fleas" is not just one market but twelve that have been incorporated into one long stretch of shopping haven. Browse through a selection of 3000 stalls that sell antiques to funky junk. If you don't speak French, make sure you take someone who does; for the best possible bargain.
Following the success of the website meilleursvinsbio.com, Meilleurs Vins Bio opens a shop in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. All the famous brands and names are present. The concept is modern and environment friendly; you get the sommelier’s advice in choosing the best organic wine for you, among both the French and foreign labels available (Chili, Spain, Italy). Every Thursday from 7p to 9p free tasting is organized, with comments and explanations from the sommelier, which enable you to discover the best French grape varietals. Meilleurs Vins Bio proves that it is possible to enjoy a product while respecting the environment, the producers and, of course, the consumers.
At the start, the idea was to create a shop that would be a place to live, as well. A mixture between a welcoming boudoir, a high-class showroom and a relaxing space, that is how Cécilia describes her shop Dealer, located in Paris, 18th arrondissement. It s a real treasure trove for women who crave original and fashionable clothing (and always in good taste) – a cool and relaxed atmosphere, where they can choose between a shiny disco dress, a handbag in crocodile skin, vintage boots or flashy belts. A second shop has also opened on Rue Bichat in the 10th arrondissement. Do not miss the aperitif shopping!
Superflu is an amazing shopping spot for men as well as women and stocks jewelry, accessories as well add decor items. Choose from brands like Veja, Harpo, Omy design, April Showers, Yvonne Yvonne and more. Shoes and leather items for men,accessories and games for children can all be shopped under one roof at this store.
Blou is an amazing store offering clothing as well as decorations for home and is owned and operated by Julien and Nicolas. Choose from sleek furniture designs that are original and are sure to make your home look artistic. Various types of lighting to set the right mood and tone in your home are also available. Shoes, sweaters and accessories for both men and women are also stocked at this concept store.
In the Abbesses district in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, Jean-Daniel Vivès and Christian Lima have opened a very different cheese shop. These two people have two passions, music and cheese, made with raw milk if possible. They play some pop music in the shop and propose a musical magazine to read near the cash register. The cheese shop Fromage et Ramage also offers in its delicatessen display a large choice of spreads, eggplant caviar, wines, antipasti, etc. they can make cheeses plates, they deliver, and can make vacuum-packed parcels if you have to travel.
Charles Mas is a bargain-hunter. He travels around France to collect forgotten objects. Former factories and warehouse stocks are the places he looks. His shop called Tombées du Camion located in the Abbesses district looks like a back garden workshop. You will find jewels, fashion accessories, gadgets, and decoration objects. Some old stuff and some new: from 1930's pearls, to 1970's flashy earrings. These objects witness a remote past. This place is a vintage paradise at a low cost. Charles Mas owns a second shop in Saint-Ouen flee market, which is specialized in decorative objects. Call +33 9 8121 6280 for more information.
La Biscuiterie de Montmartre is a timeless location on Montmartre's Rue Norvis, a winding cobblestone street with artisan shop after artisan shop bringing the timeless nature of the neighborhood to life. Founded by twenty-five year ice cream maker Pascal Vezinet, La Biscuiterie is no improvisational playground. Vezinet brings meticulous artisan experience to his craft, measuring carefully, baking perfectly and removing just in time to restock the macaroons and biscuits that have already been devoured by hungry customers. Everything at this confectioners wonderland is hand made and exceptionally cozy with shelves lined in beautifully decorated boxes and small cellophane bags of sweets tied off with small ribbons. For a taste of enduring elegance of Parisian culture, La Biscuiterie de Montmartre is a shining gem of tradition.
1962 are curators of 1960s trends. Located in Paris' hip Montmartre neighborhood, this boutique celebrates everything vintage. Peruse their shelves for clothing and fashion accessories for women, as well as unique home decor. If the iconic Jackie O. is your fashion inspiration, then a purchase from 1962 is sure to be a great addition to your wardrobe.