Saturday, October 13, 2012

Heads Over Heels

Tombées du Camion translates to "fallen from the truck".  I first read about this quaint and quirky little shop tucked away in Montmartre in *Paris Made By Hand.   I thought it looked intersting, and I was right.  It's full to the brim with odd little toys, vintage everything, including some medical equipment and printing press letters.  

Now they have two locations. I assume the newer one is just as interesting.  If you can find this place, you'll want your camera handy.

17 rue Joseph de Maistre
06 62 07 20 87

47 Passage des Panoramas
01 42 33 22 19

* I've enjoyed Paris Made By Hand but have found several of the shops closed or no longer at the location. 
I would call or check the web before hand.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening Virginia,
Now that is a shop I would love to wander around in.
Thanks for the view.

Joe said...

This shop looks like it contains many conversation starters V.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That is clever!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Virginia,

So they allow you to take photos inside? A number of places in Malaysia won't allow it!

martinealison said...

Je prends note, dès que possible j'irai y faire un petit tour...
Merci pour ces deux belles photos et les bonnes adresses...
Gros bisous

This is Belgium said...

good one!
happy weekend!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Very clever, V! I have had the same experience with that fascinating book. One wonders what has become of the artisans no longer found at the mentioned locations.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you so much for coming over for a visit and kind thoughts.
The song playing is

Fabienne Thibeault - Ma mere chantait

Have a beautiful weekend

Starman said...

It's an interesting place to wander, but does anyone ever buy anything?

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

More addresses for my Paris book - thank you Virginia.
These are the ones not read about in travel books!

Virginia said...

Starman, we tried to talk Peter into a WIDE vintage tie but he wasn't willing! :)

Jack said...

I'm not sure that I would find something that I "need" in this store, but it would be fun wandering around to find out.

ARA said...


Robert Sheppard said...

They have another location at Saint-Ouen flea market (the big one) in the Vernaison section. They allow anyone to take photos, unlike many dealers at that market.
Virginia, I love your blog and check in quite often. I enjoy all the tidbits about Paris and always keep notes for my next visit.
Many thanks,

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