Oct 5, 2009

The Passage Jouffroy opened in February of 1847, at its present location between 10, boulevard Montmartre and 9, rue de la Grange-Batalière. Aside from its brilliant location on the boulevard, it was the first heated passage and was much appreciated in winter.

Spending my short time while waiting the other class, my destination almost Passage Jouffroy. Sitting and enjoying some cup of tea with my friends in salon de thé. On the right there is the Segas shop, which has canes, both new and antique. Beside Segas, there is Thomas Boog, which features unusual objects of decoration for the home, from all parts of the world. This shop has its original turn-of-the-century decor.

On the left-hand side, are three shops with toys; two branches of Pain d'Epices where I could find everything related to dolls. Pain d'Epice sells traditional toys hand made with wood and paper.There are several doll houses and an incredible collection of tiny furniture. If you are in love with the wooden toys go there : the wooden rocking horse is great. There are also a large range of mecanisms for music box. I bought some material to build a house of doll for my friend. She likes to build the house of doll.

The older Boîte à Joujoux, which has expensive chess sets . This shop was installed here in 1930. The two-star Hôtel Chopin is at the right, just where the passage shifts left to the narrower 'attic of books' which is the Grange-Batalière section. This section has Cinédoc, which specializes in books about movies, stars, movie posters. Each of Cinédoc's seven windows has a theme. Biot Artisanat has miniature animals for collectors, in porcelain and metal and has the Paris exclusive for Bossons figures. Don't forget to visit Musée Grevin. There are many wax of famous actress, actors, politicians and other personalities. (see my post in january 2009)

Station on Paris metro: Grands Boulevards