Comptoir de l’Image

    It’s no secret that Paris is the epicentre of fashion, but there is one secret spot where its inner crowd fleets to for archival material: Comptoir de l’Image. Located on Rue de Sévigné… Read more


    If you didn’t know about Castor-Fleuriste, you’d definitely miss it, because it’s hidden within the realms of a charming courtyard on Rue Debelleyme. For the record, that’s a good thing, because the only… Read more


    France is famed for its excellent wine, and the local buzz favours organic or “Bio”. Technically speaking, this means that the wine is fermented using traditional methods which reject the use of pesticides… Read more

Mamie Blue

    Sure, the kilo shops in Le Marais are good, but if you’re a serious vintage connoisseur, a trip to South Pigalle’s golden spot – Mamie Blue – is calling. Soft fifties jazz sounds… Read more

Balades Sonores

    If a record collection sits in your apartment, the best place you can go to update it is Balades Sonores. Split across two stores next door to one another, the selection of sounds… Read more


Further to our recent article on the Marché aux Puces, the sprawling antiques market in the north of Paris, here we bring you the low-down on each section. So whether it’s a sunburst mirror, an… Read more

5 top tips for making a success of the sales

Unlike many countries, the sales in France are state-regulated and only run twice a year. The good news about this is that there are genuine bargains to be snapped up! With that in mind, here… Read more

Our essential guide to the Marché aux Puces: Part One

One of the largest flea markets in the world, the Marché aux Puces, in the northern suburb of Saint-Ouen, is the perfect place to seek out everything from vintage clothing and old vinyl to antique… Read more

Foodie favourites on the rue des Martyrs

One of the best foodie streets in Paris, the rue des Martyrs has become a must-visit destination for those in search of the finest French fare. Here, long-time local resident Caroline Harrap picks out five… Read more