Comfort Hotel Gare de L'Est Paris 10
31, boulevard de Strasbourg
Paris, 75 010
Phone: (33) 1 47702500
Fax: (33) 1 47703217
Fromagerie Bouvet Saint-Martin is a cheese shop that sells a wide variety of different cheeses. Cow, goat and sheep cheeses are all offered. The shop also has a wine cellar with a selection of bottles that pair perfectly with many of the cheeses. Large cheese platters are also available.
'Old is Gold', is the philosophy upheld at THANX GOD I’M A V.I.P, a brainchild of fashionista, Sylvie Chateigner. Established in 1994, this boutique offers a fabulous range of vintage apparel and accessories. After a refurbishment in 2008, the store expanded to spread across two floors, housing an even greater selection of goods. This fashion store, at times transforms into a party venue with music dolled out by international DJs and attended by a renowned clientele. If you are lucky you may also get to be a part of it. After a trip to this shop, you will surely thank god for this store!
Located next to Canal Saint-Martin, Liberté is an excellent bakery and pastry shop. The baked goods here is so buttery they will feel like they are melting in your mouth, especially the croissants. To go along with a classic offering of pastries, sandwiches and salads are also sold here.
Le 29 is a bookshop specialized in photography, in which you will find 3500 references (monographs, essays, emerging artists’ folios). In this bookshop, you are free to visit the photography exhibition and buy some prints if you wish. There is a good selection of numbered (limited edition) and signed prints by various artists. Le 29 has a very well assorted department dedicated to children and teenagers, and it organizes workshops for children every Saturday. On the second floor, a photo lab is at your disposal for retouches and printing. Le 29 has very good quality printing and framing.
Located in a building dating back to 1889, Du Pain et des Idées is a fabulous little bakery and patisserie. The creation of a passionate baker Christophe Vasseur, this establishment smokes up some of the most tempting delicacies. Gobble their delicious escargots, savor classics like their croissants, and dine on their specialty breads like the scrumptious poppy pie (La Tourte de seigle au pavot). Their Galette is a must-try as well. The fragrance of freshly baked breads will make you want to pack some for home.
Gallery cum specialty bookstore, LO / A, Library of Arts is a unique creative space. A thematic bookstore, event venue, publishing house and artists gallery, LO / A showcases work from designers and artists throughout the year, rotating them every three months. You can find a variety of carefully curated items for purchase such as architectural books, magazines, and hard to find publications.
Built in 1798 on the location of the former Filles-Dieu convent near the Cour des Miracles, Passage du Caire, in the Sentier district in Paris's 2nd arrondissement, is the oldest and the biggest pathway in the city. Its name comes from the passion for Egypt that developed after Napoleon's campaigns. This influence is obvious when you look at the façade decoration, decorated with three statues of the goddess Hathor. This pathway is composed of three galleries. The total length is 370 meters (1213 feet). It was first the place of printing houses and lithography. Nowadays, fashioning and accessories shops, which supply the Sentier district, occupy the pathway.
This tiny chocolate shop may be located in an unglamorous part of the 10th arrondissement and is decidedly lacking in swank, but who cares? The chocolate is superb and the prices are as unpretentious as the neighborhood. Le Furet Tanrade, which has been fabricating chocolates, jams and other confections since 1728, obviously knows what it's doing. All chocolates are handmade and range from classic pralinés and truffles to exotic hemp-infused ganaches. The chocolates are unlabeled, so you'll have to ask for help or take your chances. But given the high quality of these delights, it'd be hard to go wrong. -Barbara Diggs
Bright colors and an ethnic twist are the tribal markings of the self-proclaimed "art tribu." Antoine and Lili stock saris made up into mini-dresses, quilted Mao jackets in denim or corduroy, and a collection of kitsch gifts from around the world: nylon shopping bags from Mexico, votive candles from Nepal or floral patterned suitcases. You can also enjoy afternoon tea post your shopping spree.
Launched in 2000, Artazart is a unique concept store that specializes in publications on visual art and graphic design. Jerome Fournel and Carl Huguenin are the creative minds behind this book bank of literature for the arts. Their collection encompasses art, photography, fashion designing as well as interior designing and landscaping, among myriad topics. It is a gathering spot for students, researchers, creative folk and art lovers that are on the lookout for inspiration and other references. Pick up a coffee table book or a one-of-a-kind gift among their selection.
Vintage shops, consignment shops, and secondhand stores… numerous stores flourish for the delight of women who want to build up a unique and cheap wardrobe. Frivoli shop, in Canal Saint-Martin area offers to all fashionistas a large choice of clothes, accessories and jewels. Famous brands at low prices will enable you to create your own style. In the shop, the classification of clothes by themes and colors will encourage you to stroll in the different sections. Young designers have regular exhibitions there. It is probably the best place in East Paris for those who like to search for – and find – unique pieces of clothing.
More than just a butcher shop, Terroirs d'Avenir is a great source for fresh fish, rare fruits and vegetables, and cheese. Among the quality offerings at this shop are chorizo, Parisian ham, suckling pigs, and shellfish. Everything you need to prepare a gourmet Parisian meal is all under one roof!