Thursday I joined Richard for a hour jaunt around the Marais, 75004
Rain, shine, clouds, and a bit of chill doesn't stop us for a second...
Hitting on architectural highpoints,
And many unique one-of-a-kind shops.
Heaven at 16, rue du Pont Louis-Philippe
Has a British feel, well it's owner is a British expat living in Paris for more than 20 years. Loads of fun things.
Four caligraphie shops on the same street...
Richard has lived in the Marais from day one 8 years ago so he knows every nook and cranny and is happy to share his favorite places.
Like Chez Julien near the Seine
Richard takes us through a medieval courtyard
Enroute to a tea break and a chance to warm up
With coffee and hot chocolate at MOF Christian Varet boulangerie on 27, rue Francois Miron.
Fromager Laurent Dupois has a new cheese shop nearby. Plus we hit several wine shops, two foie gras shops, two chocolate shops...
Then over to gorgeous Place de Vosges. Richard explains soon the trees will be trimmed once they are leafless into a perfect square shape.
Next Dammann Teas on square for some serious inhaling of exotic teas
And ending on a sweet note L'Éclair de Genie on rue Pavie. Thank you Richard for a terrific tour of the Marais. You can reach him here.