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MGW Segas Cane shopMGW Segas: Walking sticks
" Gallery 34 "
34, Passage Jouffroy, 75009 PARIS
Close to the Grévin Museum
Phone: +33 (0)1 47 70 89 65

Segas has been an antique canes dealer in Paris since 1975, and buys and sells rare canes, animal figured canes, bejewelled and gold inlaid canes, and cane curios. The website has interesting facts about canes, and examples.

Deyrolle shopDeyrolle the taxidermist:

46 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris
Tel : +33 (0) 1 42 22 30 07
Fax : +33 (0) 1 42 22 32 02
Métro Rue du Bac

Paris has many unusual shops, but one of the most unusual has to be Deyrolle, a 170-year old establishment on rue du Bac, not far from the Musee d'Orsay on the Left Bank.
" To describe it as a taxidermy shop hardly does it justice. The ground floor looks like a fairly ordinary small home and garden shop (apart from a couple of stuffed gazelles standing on their hind legs and dressed to look like humans). But walking up the stairs is like passing through a time warp"

Photographs from Deyrolle - you have to see this!

Amusing description of a visit!

Rollerblade rentalRollerblade Rental

  • Nomades Rollerblades
    37, boulevard Bourdon 75004 PARIS
    Metro : Bastille 
    telephone number : 01 44 54 07 44

  • Hawai Surf loisirs
    69 avenue Danielle Casanove, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine
    Tel: 01 46 72 07 10

  • Ootini,
    73 Ave. de la Republique, 5011 Paris
    tel: 01 43 38 89 63

Tumbleweed carnivorous sheepAmazing Toys: Tumble weed
19 rue de Turenne 75004 Paris
tel : 01 4278 0610
Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tumbleweed is a small shop of handmade, quirky art toys and accessories, carrying products from about 50 different artists and makers throughout Europe, the US and Japan.
"Some of our toys are meant to be played with, some are mechanical sculptures, some are decorative and some will make you rack your brains! Some of our toys are for children..... but most are for adults!"


Two of the better-known English-language bookstores are Brentano's (2nd arrondissement ) and Shakespeare & Co. (5th)

Through the Windows of Paris - fifty unique shops

"This book was born on the rear platform of a number 29 bus, barreling down the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois in the Marais."

An intimate tour of fifty Paris' exquisite boutiques selling fine handmade goods. Michael Webb has chosen fifty of the most intriguing shops in Paris for their individuality and the beauty of their displays. New or old, tiny or expansive, they engage all the senses and reveal the true character of the capital. This book comprises 160 colour images of fifty unique shops and a comprehensive list of addresses, telephone numbers, and metro stops.



  • Around Palais Royal: Galeries Vivienne, Colbert and Véro-Dodat:
    Early 19th-century decor, antique and fashion boutiques, collectors’ bookshops and art galleries.
  • Passage JouffroyNear to the Grands Boulevards:Passage Jouffroy and Passage des Panoramas:
    Stamp collecting, old books and postcards, traditional toys, picture-framing.
  • Rue Saint-Denis (both sides): Passage du Grand-Cerf:
    Contemporary designers.
  • Sentier district: Passage du Caire:
    Egyptian-inspired decor, clothes wholesalers and tailors’ supplies.
  • Gare Saint-Lazare: Passage du Havre:
    Architecture a mix of traditional and modern materials, also the glass construction on the place du Marché Saint-Honoré

Tin-Tin TattooTin-Tin Tatouages (Tattoos)

Tin-Tin is without a doubt the most famous French tattoo artist. His two shops are located in Paris at Rue Saint-Sébastien and 37, Rue de Douai, (Metro Pigalle line 2, 12 Blanche line 2).
tel: 01 40 23 07 90
fax: 01 40 23 07 98
Open monday to Saturday 12:00pm - 8pm

Article about a visit to Tin-Tin and photos

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