Often as we stroll the side streets of Paris, we stumble upon a wonderful and unique little shop. Not this time. I found Tombées du Camion ( fallen from the truck) in * Paris Made By Hand and had it on my list. Thankfully I had my navigational pilot and co-pilot
( Peter and Mary) along, and they sniffed out the address et voilà! How to describe this tiny place? A delightful mélange of printmaking letters, antique wooden shoe forms, medical equipment, vintage ties, and doll heads.........it's endless. Today two photos. One I think illustrates this wonderful wall of letters the best, but it needed the human element, so you get two for one today.
* I LOVE this little book, but note that a few of the stores featured have since closed. Perhaps a web search before your trip will eliminate some disappointments.
Tombées du Camion
17 rue Joseph de Maistre
Métro: Abbesses ou Blanche