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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...more
This small enclave is off the beaten track. Take metro line one to Palair Royal or St Paul. There is a maze of unique little streets to wander round with gardens. There were to take away shops with really long queues for fallafel!
A wonderful way to pass a stylish afternoon after sampling one of the often exrtremely good "DEJEUNER " lunch menus at the good local eateries and do not forget to haggle with the local brocanteurs prices can be high but also be aware of reproductions...More
I can see that at one time this was probably a lovely vibrant shopping area but now there are very few stores open and those that are open have very different opening days / hours. Some stores opened at 11, some at 2 etc. The...More
On a Thursday afternoon the vast majority of the shops were closed, and many more were empty. Either junk or very high prices. Suggest you spend you weekdays touring and wait for saturday big market at clignancourt.
The Village St. Paul is listed in many travel guides and websites as a place to visit when in Paris.
This hasn’t been true for decades!
In the last 25 years, it has consistently gotten worse and worse.
There are no antique shops worthy of...More
I live a few blocks away and must agree with the negative reviews. The charming little stores the positive reviews rave about exist almost everywhere in Paris. Definitely not worth going out of your way to see. In general, the trouble with TripAdvisor is way...More
The village was just across the Rue St. Antoine from my hotel. There was a brocante (second-hand items sale) one Saturday morning, which was fascinating to look around. The area has lots of antique stores, along with lots of other cute boutiques (lots of jewelry)....More
They are popping up everywhere, those trendy brunch deal, but mainly targeting unsuspecting tourists. Some have their main restaurant based in USA or UK, then the big price is justified, but the others are just jumping on the wagon charging ample profit. I have once...More