We have wellknown flea markets as St Ouen or Vanves but less known but very interesting are the "vide greniers " (car boot sale), the flea markets by neighborhood. They are held twice a year in all the Parisneigborhoods which makes a total of 40! therefore you might have a chance to visit one of them when you are in Paris. Some are made by professionnals but the authentic "vide grenier" is organized by residents. This one was held in the 9th district, rue de Rochechouart
What is the oldest pastry in Paris?
Pâtisserie Stohrer (1730): This is the oldest pastry in Paris, opened by the baker of the king Louis XV in the rue Montorgueil. It would have invented the baba au rhum, which remains one of the specialties of the house. Over time, Stohrer also became caterer, offering sweet and savory products in small or large quantities. The shop alone is worth the look, with its painted ceilings, tiled floors, mirrors and chandelier. Once you get there, hard not to be tempted by the many pastries sold.
My recommandation: try the mille feuilles, delicious
51 rue de Montorgueil
75002 - Paris
I bought Rachel's cooking book a month ago and She represents exactly the "vivre à la parisienne" that I want to share on my blog. I was glad to meet with her yesterday sharing a lovely dinner party called "once upon a table", on a peniche facing Notre Dame. Thanks to Fred from www.lefoodlist.com (his website will be launched in two weeks). In her book it says that Rachel is the British Amelie of the Kitchen and believe me (living in Montmartre I know exactly who Amelie is) she is, definitely. You can buy her book on Amazone and do not miss her videos on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuQ5TzyLzMk
Also known as the Villa des Fusains, the Cité des Fusains is 22 rue de Tourlaque and is a beautiful building composed of apartments and houses with a garden. Famous artists like Renoir and Toulouse Lautrec used to live there.I had the chance to visit a beautiful house which was for rent last year and I still have the code to get in!!! Please, visit the following link which gives you more information and they also have an apartment for rent there http://parisapart.nerim.net/LesFusains/FusainsInBooks.htm