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Inexpensive souvenirs in Paris...Please tell me what you got.

Inexpensive souvenirs in Paris...Please tell me what you got.

Apr 24th, 2007, 03:50 PM
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Apr 24th, 2007, 05:35 PM
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my son collects gargoyles.

One of my favorite cheap souvenirs is a silver (pewter?) bracelet made of overlapping 'coins'. These discs have one of a few different Parisian sights on one side, but they all have the Eiffel Tower on the other. I wear it Eiffel Tower side out. I think it cost about 5 euros.
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Apr 29th, 2007, 08:43 PM
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Apr 29th, 2007, 09:17 PM
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bookmarking. thx!
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Apr 30th, 2007, 01:07 PM
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A ceramic holy water holder from Mont St. Michel...
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Jun 6th, 2007, 07:17 AM
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I would love to have any specifics on locations to purchase fabrics.

Caph--I need to find a gargoyle magnet! We collect magnets from our travels, but now they are relegated to the garage freezer since the fridge is stainless but I love gargoyles, so this would do double duty for me.

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Jun 6th, 2007, 07:35 AM
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Re fabrics: A good discount fabric market is the Marché Saint-Pierre at the foot of Montmartre (metro stop is Anvers).
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Jun 6th, 2007, 07:44 AM
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Thank you! I am wanting to purchase fabric to redo our bedroom. Does this area have that type of fabric?
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Jun 6th, 2007, 07:55 AM
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Yes, lots of fabrics for home decor, as well as accessories, trims, tassels, etc. The market is pretty big, covering maybe a couple square blocks. Great fun! Easy to combine with a trip to Sacre Coeur if that is on your agenda.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 07:57 AM
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Thanks monet Yes, we are spending a day up there anyway, so this fits in perfectly! I am traveling with my teen DD and my mother, so I am sure this area will get a lot of business from 3 women, lol!
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Jun 6th, 2007, 09:47 AM
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Chocolate and candy from A La Mere de la Famille on Rue Faubourg Montmartre. Also a canvas bag that said "Paris" for my sister, and a really nice keychain from a vendor outside the Lafayette that had the Eiffel Tower on one side and the Arc on the other. None of them expensive (unless you want to really go nuts at the candy store -- which I did, but for myself, not souvenir
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Jun 6th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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mms, I'm pretty sure I got mine at the gift shop at Saint-Chapelle. But I saw them other places too. I think mostly in the gift shops of churches, museums, etc. rather than in souvenir shops.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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A small 4 X 4 inch print of the Pont des Arts with Notre Dame from a man selling watercolors on the next bridge over. IMO you can find some very nice originals if you look around. 10.00 e

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Jun 6th, 2007, 09:58 AM
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Office tradition to bring back something from holidays that represetns "there". So I looked for glod Eiffel Towers, of all sizes, in plastci and metal (for special people). There are shops near Place st Michel that sell this stuff in bulk, so managed to pick up a dozen...about 0,50 euro

If you really want souvenirs of a cheaper nature, walk along Rue Rivoli near Louvre...tons of shops. Also was a good print shop along there, where I bought some B/W prints of Paris in the 20's. Classic.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 10:08 AM
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Thanks Caph I figure a magnet will offset the cost of fabric, lol!
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Jun 7th, 2007, 03:03 AM
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When my daughter was one my husband spotted a muppets book that she owned printed in Danish. (He was in Copenhagen not Paris.) Now we have the same book in English and Danish. We have spend many hours trying the use the books as a Rosetta stone to translate the language. I teach pre-schoolers at my church and each year I "read" them the Danish version when we talk about people speaking different languages. The souvenir reminds my husband of his first trip to Denmark and reminds me of when our daughter was one and reading the muppets.

I love going to grocery stores in Europe and bringing back odd things that amuse me. I also love different newspapers,but they are hard to collect because of size and dust.
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Oct 7th, 2007, 08:38 PM
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This was the most helpful string! I am ready for my trip later this month with a list of shops to visit and things to purchase. Any more ideas would be very welcome!!
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Oct 7th, 2007, 08:58 PM
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What a bunch of nice ideas! Thanks to all!
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