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November 23, 2019

Some news from France, CCXC

And here I am in my belle France and enjoying my time in beautiful eternal Paris. First, thank you keeping up with me as incredible this is my 290 post on the series Some news from France!! And been close to Paris well the best come out from me

I will do a brief report today after my first four weeks in the city of Lights. The best shopping in the world, Paris the most beautiful city in the world. Paris is a movable feast indeed

For the real shopper’s, I will give you some of my , family, and friends best

The pen I got as my first gift from my dear late wife Martine , Montblanc, see it at 152 avenue des Champs-Elysées 8éme metro George V

For the art of looking good go to L’Occitane especially at 55 rue Saint Louis-en-ïle 4éme metro Pont Marie

For books etc go to W H Smith 248 rue de Rivoli 1éme metro Concorde and for nostalgia Sharespeare & Company at 37 rue de la Bûcherie 5éme metro Saint Michel

Children, the chic goes to Bonpoint 6 rue de Tournon 6éme metro Mabillon

Also , toys Joue Club 3-5 blvd des Italiens 2éme metro Madeleine

And for clothing the world but for us , these are chic and trendy. Dior , rue de Montagne 8éme metro Franklin D Roosevelt and Hugo Boss 15 Avenue des Champs Elysées 8éme metro Franklin D Rossevelt as well as Lacoste 37 Blvd des Capucines 2eme metro Opéra.

The department stores are several and we all know the famous ones such as Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps , but do stop by BHV Marais, and the Le Bon Marché 24 avenue de Sévres 7éme metro Sévres-Babylone.

For your eyes, see the Grand Optical at 128 Avenue des Champs-Elysées 8éme metro George V

We love the porcelains of Haviland (Limoges) at 6 Rue Royale 8éme metro Concorde

For watches we have been hook on Rolex 9 place Vendôme 1éme metro Concorde or Omega 362/364 rue Saint Honoré 2éme metro Concorde

The class for ladies underwear here is Chantal Thomass and she is at 211 rue Saint Honoré 1éme metro Tuileries but La Perla is strong too at 20 rue Faubourg Saint Honoré 8éme metro Concorde

The ladies like Lancel for bags etc 127 avenue Champs-Elysées 8éme metro George V or Coach at 372/374 rue Saint Honoré 1éme metro Madeleine

For dress shoes we go for Camper at 8 pl de l’Opéra 9éme metro Opéra

For fabrics my Mom love the Janssens & Janssens at 3 rue d’Anjou 8éme metro Concorde

Some others in this part of Paris we like Azzaro , Marina for shoes,   Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré. , and for bags Samsonite at Blvd des Capucins.

On the side of the Avenue des Champs-Elysées we have dwell also into Publics Drugstore, Louis Vuitton, Apple, Levi’s, Disney store , Zara, Adidas, , got one suit from Balmain Rue François Ier.

Moving over to the Louvre Opera Madeleine triangle we have patronized these others too. Mulberry , Paul Smith, at Rue Saint Honoré. I had one pair shoes from Birkenstock at Avenue de l’Opéra.  Work every day for several years. We gotten for gifts some perfumes at Fragonard Rue Boudreau near the Opéra Garnier so metro Opéra. Near there is another store of L’Occitane, and Camper as well as a Hugo Boss by Avenue de l’Opéra corner with Rue Danou.. I got me a crazy shirt at Desigual on Avenue de l’Opéra too near crossing with rue d’Antin.

Inner Paris by Saint Germain des Prés near crossing with Rue Bonaparte you have a Louis Vuitton, and Hugo Boss not much shopping by here.

In the very popular Marais, you have a Birkenstock at Rue Sévigne and a Lancel and Fragonard ,on Rue des   Francs Bourgeois, and same street almost to the corner of Rue de Turenne you have another Camper store.

For a chic haircut on a special night go to Chritophe-Nicolas Biot at 52 Rue Saint André des Arts 6éme metro Odéon and to ride in style my all time favorite since my times in luxury hotels in Paris was Chabé Limousines tel +33 (0) 1 41 20 95 10

And whether we have shopped or not we love the passageways of Paris, the passage such as Galerie Vivienne at rue des petits-champ /5 rue de la Banque./ 6 rue Vivienne 2éme metro Bourse lovely. Galerie Colbert, 4 rue Vivienne/ 6 rue des petits-Champs 2éme metro Bourse and very near each other. Also Galerie de la Madeleine my favorite hangout when working in this part of Paris, 9 place de la Madeleine /30 rue Boissy d’Anglas 8éme (my favorite passport picture place is here !) metro Madeleine

Passage du Bourg-L’Abbé , 120 rue Saint Denis/ 3 rue de Palestro 2éme metro Reaumur-Sébastopol. Passage du Caire, 2 place du Caire/16 rue du Caire/ 239 rue Saint Denis 2éme metro Sentier. Passage Choiseul, 40 rue des petit champs/ 23 rue Saint Augustin, 2éme metro Quatre-Septembre. Passage des Princes, 5 blvd des Italiens/ 97 rue de Richelieu 2éme metro Richelieu-Drouot. Passage Verdeau, 6 rue de la Grand Bateliére/ 31bis rue du Faubourg Montmartre , 9éme metro Richelieu-Drouot

Galerie Vero-Dodat, 19 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau/ Rue du Bouloi 1éme metro Louvre. Passage du Jouffroy, 10-12 blvd Montmartre/ 9 rue de la Grand Bateliére 9éme metro Richelieu-Drouot. Passage des Panoramas, 10 rue St Marc/ 11 blvd Montmartre 2éme metro Richelieu-Drouot

Not a shopping experience but worth the detour is the coming Longines Masters of Paris horse show to wear the very best from above. This is going to be held at the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte, from Thursday December 5th to Sunday December 8th 2019. Included will be the 5th edition of the Riders Masters Cup. Do not miss the Prestige Village with the best culinary offer on the table! More info here.

There you go, traffic still the same, cold weather is coming in, demonstration is à la mode, and Paris well there will always be Paris. And do not forget the rest of the most visited country in the world according to official figures of the UN WTO tourism organisation.

Stay tune, there will be more, lots more coming to you in the next few days. And besides, remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!


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