Thursday, March 12, 2009


ZUT! Paris 75018, original art, 5" x 7"

Did you know there's a brocante in Montmartre that sells Parisien street antiques?
ZUT! and you can find it at 9 rue Ravignan - 75018 PARIS - Metro - Abbesses
The shop is
ZUT!s Hours:
Wednesday to Saturday 11 am - 1 pm 4 pm -7 pm
Open Sunday morning
As for the antiques - they have all manner of quotidienne object trouve (found everyday objects). The charm of these ordinary utilitarian objects is obvious...I've always loved these Paris Walking Men street lights...
Did you know you will NEVER catch a Parisien running across the street even if the light has changed?
A shining example of French grace under pressure.

ZUT! has many, many train station clocks!Take your pick.
Did you know that if, for example, you put ZUT!'s address into Google Maps and then click on the "STREET VIEW" link you will get something like this? You can go up the street and down and around and zoom in and out and generally waste hours and hours of time...
Perfection IMO :)

Tick-tock, tick-tock...time is drawing nigh
I depart for Paris on Sunday at 5:55 PMAND I CAN'T WAIT! ZUT!


Anonymous said...

Hi--as we said in school "Zut alors!".
Bon voyage.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Carol!
I’m adding Zut! to our May-June itinerary.
Do you shop Reciproque?

Blind Fly Theater said...

A veritable cornucopia of images... will be nibbling on this breakfast for a bit. Thanks

manon 21 said...

j'adore cette boutique!!
mais elle est souvent fermée.



vicki archer said...

All I can think is their second shop must be called, Zut Alors! xv

Anne Corrons said...

I love this ZUT. It can be often used whenever and wherever!

Anonymous said...

As one who has never been - and may never be - to France..........I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful images. I love the paintings, the flower shoppes, and all the visions that transport me from my own world which is a little mundane right now, to the magic of Paree! ~ Joie

Nikon said...

I like the shop and thanks for telling me the meaning of the word!
I'll have to try Google's Street View on a virtual Hemingway tour :-)
That was a very clever little touch!

Anonymous said...

hello Carol....................
I love PB and read it everyday. I will be thinking of you Sunday and wishing I was going with you......mmmmmmmmm,macaroons, croissants, the Orsay !!
Lucky girl !!
Have fun.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous painting!

PeterParis said...

Zut alors! I missed this one! Good that you found it! Will have a closer look one of these days!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love the painting. The French poodle is perfect and I like the colors of the girls outfit. Very French feeing indeed. Interesting shop. I love how you're putting people in your paintings now.

Anonymous said...

Thank you CRIS!
It was hard to put people in teacups...ahem

Anonymous said...

My favorite curse words-
Zut Alors!
This is MOST gorgeous.
Love the series.

Anonymous said...

just remember to take the elevator at's there for a reason..!!

love google makes my life!

Cheryl said...

I would love to waste time on that street!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh I dont know Carol, You put doggies in the tea cups. LOL

Anonymous said...

I was also going to say ZUT alors! Have a fabulous trip, M'lle! I'll be thinking of you tootling around gaie Paris...have a blast!!

Anonymous said...

That is one stupendous trip...
A trip to Paris and it's FREEEEEE!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you know about this place!!! I took a few amazing black and white (film) photo's a few years ago but never knew the name of the place. Thank you so much for this post.
all the best ,

Anonymous said...

Bonjour Carol!
I love the water color today of the woman with the poodle in front of the clock store! That is me - hair (except mine is auburn & outfit and favorite dog - the standard Poodle).
I plan on buying it.

Fifi Flowers said...

YOu are off to Paris? How LOVELY! I am soooo JEALOUS!!! Do you go often... it seems you do????

Anonymous said...

La notoriété de "ZUT" à's wonderful....mais l'enthousiasme qu'elle suscite à Marseille est encore +tendance !!!!

Anonymous said...

ZUT around the clock
N.Y PARIS right on time !


Unknown said...

Uuuugh! You are making my heart ache with longing to be in Paris! I just love this post and I can't wait to visit the boutique! It seems that I could waste away hours there!

Shell Sherree said...

A frenchman I met chastised me for running across a street after the light changed. He gave the terribly practical reason that you're more likely to fall over if you run, but I suspect it was simply that it didn't look chic. I've never run across a street since! Your paintings are beautiful, Carol ~ have a magnificent time in Paris.

Anonymous said...

I have marked this one down too!

Have just read back and see you are staying 2 minutes from Rue Cler. We are travelling over in 4 weeks, staying rue du Champs de Mars, also very close to Rue Cler. I am looking forward to your reports of the area! So very exciting. Will make reading your blog on my return, a whole new experience, to see your paintings and say, Hey! I've been there!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder - I had totally forgotten the extremely useful "zut alors!" Bon Voyage! Beacoup de macarons, des chiens, etc.

Di Overton said...

Well how can I NOT visit this place. See you there in May I hope.