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Marché Saint-Pierre


This is a view from in front of the Sacré Coeur. You can recognise the Saint-Jacques Tower, Notre Dame, Saint-Etienne-du-Mont, Pantheon, Saint- Eustache, Sainte Chapelle …. and a lot of rooftops.

If you rather look slightly left and down, you will find the Marché Saint-Pierre. There is the old covered market in the Baltard style, Halle Saint-Pierre, from 1868, which since 1986 houses a Museum for Naïve Art and temporary expositions, a library… (no photos inside allowed). You can also see the terrace of a building which pretends to be the world’s largest tissue store “Le Marché Saint Pierre (Dreyfuss)” … . I took also a photo from the terrace looking up to Sacré Coeur.
This area, all the adjacent streets, has since some 60 years specialised in selling textiles. There is another large store, “Reine”, and a number of smaller shops. The quality goes from the top to the cheapest.

If you use the metro station “Anvers”, in the direction of Sacré Coeur, you will automatically cross the area.

(I'm still in Sweden; this post is pre-preogrammed.)

15 comments:

Owen said...

I think before long the City of Paris is going to have to award you a Legion d'Honneur, for no one will have explored more of Paris, and so thoroughly, than you...

Happy travelling...

Bloody Frida said...

oh those fabrics are wonderful!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» missed Marché St.-Pierre when he lived in Paris, but he remembers the fabric-sellers near Montmartre, Reine, in particular.

V Rakesh said...

I do agree with Owen completely! And I'm gonna blog about it when it does happen! :)

Olivier said...

la vue de Paris est magnifique, elle mériterait un post a elle toute seule

BLOGitse said...

Fabrics...I should do some sewing, thanks for reminding! :)
Hope you have a good time in Sweden!

BLOGitse

[S]itie [B]Um [B]Um said...

such a develop country!!! =)

Starman said...

Been there, meant to go back, never did.

Shammickite said...

I agree with Owen....

Shionge said...

Yes I was in Sacré Coeur but I think there is more shops now :D

claude said...

Alors là, je connais.
Tu ne peux pas imaginer combien j'ai pu y aller à ce marché avec ma mémé et ma maman poutr acheter du tissu pour que ma mémé, couturière de son premier métier, nous fconfection plein de vêtements.
Quel de bons souvenirs que ce marché Saint Pierre !

Trotter said...

Hi Peter! The first one is superb; the others remember me so many times that I went up to Montmartre from "Anvers"... ;))

catherine said...

que de souvenirs : j'ai habité à deux pas...des tissus qu'on ne trouvait nulle part ailleurs....une ambiance à la Zola....(au bonheur des dames)

Vagabonde said...

You are talking about my home turf as they say. We lived a few blocks down the street and my mother and I went often to the Marché St Pierre where she would buy remnants. I had many dresses made from fabric from that shop and the others around there. Actually I go there myself sometimes to buy fabric when I am in Paris. Here the fabric stores are going out of business as not many young Americans sew anymore.

Jeanie said...

I'm enjoying all your posts as I catch up from vacation. The "view" photo brought back fond memories of a lovely picnic on the steps of Sacre Coeur on a warm June night. I must have taken a dozen photos of that view -- none so perfect!