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What to see in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue: Part 2

In my last post, I wrote about visiting the antique dealers in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue on a Saturday. I returned the following day for its famous market. It was packed! A woman wedged in behind me kept muttering imprecations against touristes as … Continue reading

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Objets anciens

The Saint-Paul neighborhood of the Marais is full of unique boutiques that are fun to poke around. One that I enjoyed this summer was EW at 21 rue St-Paul, which was full of objets anciens (obshjay anh-see-en), as it says … Continue reading

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Marché aux Puces

This weekend, I checked out the Marché aux Puces (marshay oh poose), or flea market, at Porte de Vanves in Paris. I’d been to the big flea market at Porte de Clingnancourt a number of years ago. It’s huge and … Continue reading

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Mamie Gâteaux

I lost my heart this weekend in Paris. Yes, it’s true. My heart now belongs eternally to Mamie Gâteaux (mamee gatoe), 66 – 70 rue du Cherche-Midi. The name means “Granny Cakes” and refers to the type of Grandma who … Continue reading

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