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Review of Village St-Paul

Village St-Paul
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Private Half Day Historic Tour
Ranked #94 of 658 Shopping in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: In the heart of the historic Marais district,between the rue Saint-Antoine and the Seine,a haven of peace and tranquility.The Village St-Paul assembles more than 80 designers, antique dealers and galleries. In a maze of cobbled courtyards, a place for original, quality shopping for the home: furniture,art and decoration.
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

If you like shopping for antiques, this place is very nice. I went with my husband as we both love to look around for old stuff. We went on a Sunday, so more of half the stores were closed. That is why I do not give a full 5 rate.

However we found the store Cassiopeia. They sell lots of very refine silver plated cutlery, and trays, serving plates, etc., as well as a good collection of very fine crystal glasses (Baccarat, Saint-Louis), and porcelain (Limoges). I found something I've been looking for years, a Chrsitofle 67-pieces cutlery silver plated set. It was at a very good price, and the store keeper was as nice as he could be. They are willing to sell the sets in parts, so if you are interested in a few things, or more you can arrange for it. The only thing is that I have to look for the box by myself, they do not provide it, and such an investment cannot be stored if not in its special box. We also had a set of 4 oversized red wine Saint-Louis glasses, and 2 liqueur baccarat glasses, a Saint-Louis wine decanter and a silver plated champagne bucket and pedestal. A huge investment for our family, but we are very happy.

These are very high end things, but if you appreciate them ,this is the place to go. The selection is vast for a so little shop. I am glad that I read about this place in tripadvisor.

I'd recommend this place, socially this store to any fine-thngs lover.

Visited August 2013
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“Staying in the Marais?”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

...(which I highly recommend)...then stroll around the Place des Vosges, grab lunch at one of the brasseries under the arcades there, and then wander towards the river and Notre Dame via the Village St.Paul...you'll be waylaid be a profusion of chi-chi shops and odd little 'finds'...never mind; the river'll still be there tomorrow.

Visited June 2012
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“quietly charming”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

i am not sure why there are not many tourists around, probably it was lunch hour and most of the shops are closed :) highly recommended, cute and cozy place for chilling out

Visited July 2012
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“A peaceful place to linger in the heart of Paris”
Reviewed April 12, 2009

We return again and again to Village St. Paul. On our first trip, we walked right past this charming labyrinthine courtyard of resale and brocante shops. When we returned to Paris a year later, it was one of our first destinations. We popped in and out of the shops on a Saturday, returning again a few days later. On subsequent trips, we return again. Why? You never know what you will find here! Within the courtyard and along Rue St. Paul, there are antique shops and galleries that sell vintage bling, kitchen and paper supplies, modern art and what my husband calls the "dross of empire," that is, carved ivory objects, brass items, old grooming supplies (such as ivory combs) and ebony figurines and lacquered boxes - all made in the 19th century for the European trade. At one shop owned by a friendly Scandinavian woman I bought a darling little piece of pottery decorated with leaping hares - a gift for a friend who collects rabbits. This oddly quiet little place (not so little, keep walking through the archways for more shops) is less than two blocks off gritty Rue St. Antoine. Across the street from the entrances to Village St. Paul is the wonderful but cramped Red Wheelbarrow Bookshop, another destination for us.

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“St Paul a little taste of everything”
Reviewed November 7, 2007

We had been to Paris many times before and stayed in different areas for different purposes. This time we wanted to walk to some museums, shop a little and wander round some memorable places. St Paul hit the spot. We stayed in a small independent hotel (Hotel du Septieme Arte) with a cinema theme which was fun. It was basic but clean and friendly
and in the middle of Rue St Paul.

In one direction there is Ile St Louis with upmarket small shops, restaurants and delis, but you can also find more basic good quality French food (we liked Pomme Cannelle). No one should leave this area without trying some of the amazing Bertillion ice creams and sorbets, either in their traditional parlour or one of the many shops which now
stock it. You can also have a more expensive coffee and croissant at a prime site cafe near one of the bridges over the Seine- super way to start a Sunday morning watching Parisians heading off to church.

If you want to spend a bit less simply head to the Rue de Rivoli which has a good range of French shops to suit all budgets. Grab a coffee and tarte in Pauls bakeryor seek out a traditional cafe for simple breakfast.

There are a variety of places to eat.around here with a whole range of prices, including Japanese, Sardinian and pizza. people seem to come back to this area again and again, and I can see why. It does give you the feeling of being in a part of Paris where people live, work and shop.

There are quirky shops, antiques and the Picasso museum nearby. Also some classy florists and bakeries. It is possible to get the metro or walk to quite a few places of interest.

Something of a secret maybe, but I would stay here again: ideal for families, those wanting real France, but maybe not those after extreme
luxury! Be prepared to walk and soak up the atmosphere: tsake the metro to get further afield if you have not seen all the further away sights.

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