Restaurant L’invitée

L’invitée, owned by Guillaume and Romain,  is a cosy but contemporary restaurant which serves inventive French cuisine at a very reasonable price.  The lunch menu, which changes every day,  is a real bargain at 16€.  This special menu, served Tuesday – Friday (except for holidays) includes either a starter, a main dish and coffee, or a main dish, desert and coffee.  L’invitée also offers a chic but informal cocktail bar on Friday and Saturday nights.  Continue reading Restaurant L’invitée

Aspasie et Mathieu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This tiny store is a genuine Parisian clothing boutique.  Since twenty years, the owner offers a selection of casual chic clothing for men and women.  She focuses on clothing made of natural fibers as well as lots of accessories, including raw silk and linen scarves, and Stetson and Panama hats.  The walls of this treasure trove are decorated with fashion photos from the 50s and 60s.

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Atelier Vitrail de Bièvre

Have you ever been curious about how Medieval craftsmen made the amazing stained glass windows you have seen in Paris’ churches or in Chartres Cathedral?  You can learn all about it in this workshop. Emmanuel Javaloyes has been a stained glass artist for 18 years. He creates and restores stained glass windows and makes decorative objects such as mirrors and frames in all styles.  Continue reading Atelier Vitrail de Bièvre

Bouts de fils et bouts de tissus

 

Would you like to learn how to sew, review what you learned years ago, or pick up some special fabric for a new project ?  Did you know that sewing, like many manual activities, is making a comeback, and that the sewing machine is now one of the most popular Christmas gifts?  The workshop Bouts de fils et bouts de tissus , opened in 2010. The owner, who also lives in the rue du Sommerard, learned to sew from her mother, who was a dressmaker.  She loves to share her passion for sewing, and offers classes for children, teenagers and adults, as well as fabric, ribbon and everything that you need to make that special creation.  Come brush up on the basics or choose from her large selection of fabrics.

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LUXEMBOURG GARDENS

One of the most famous public parks on the left bank. A good place to relax, read a book or walk around.  

The park was originally owned by the duke of Luxembourg. Thanks to Queen Marie de Medicis  (a descendant of the famous Italian family ), the widow of King Henri IV who decided to create this beautiful place beginning in 1612 as her new residence. In 1794, during the French Revolution, the palace served as a prison. Nowadays the building houses the French Senate.

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