Hidden Treasures in Paris / Marin Montagut
A tribute to retail and true craftsmanship
The most beautiful traditional shops and manufactories in the city
Paris not only enchants its visitors with the Champs-Élysées, Louvre and Eiffel Tower, but above all with its hidden alleys, small cafés, authentic shops and studios - they are what give the city its charm. In the arrondissements there are centuries-old workshops, manufactories and traditional shops where you can feel the magic of bygone times, browse for hours in the windows and buy very special products. Marin Montagut takes his readers on a journey of discovery through his hometown and reveals his favorite addresses - all very special and worth a detour. Among other things, we visit the more than 150-year-old La Maison du Pastel with its handmade pastels, the antique shop Yveline in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the nostalgic bookshop in the Galerie Vivienne, an artist studio in the Arrondissement du Luxembourg and the herbal shop Herboristerie de la Place Clichy from 1880. Photographs, collages and watercolor drawings capture the atmosphere of the shops and show the facades, sales rooms and countless details - real Parisian flair.
256 pages, 260 color illustrations, bound, with colored endpaper