Monday, November 1, 2010


One of the fun things in Paris is all of the signage on the stores.  Some of it is very old and some is very clever.  I am sure this is a Paris tradition as it is highlighted in the Musee Carnavalet, a museum about the history of Paris, with a room dedicated to signs.   I highly recommend this museum, it is in the Marais and you can spend several hours in it.  In fact Patsy and I got lost in it.   Plus it is free.

Apparently you could buy crowns at a store with this sign.  LOL

This is the original sign for La Chat Noir cabaret.

We wondered what this was for, a tailor or a scissor maker?
I have an idea I would have frequented this store.

Here are some photos of signs we enjoyed around the city.

This was on a small street near our apartment.

Love this wine shop sign.

This is much smaller than you would expect. 

Another wine shop.

I wish I had all of these copper pots

Had to take this photo in homage to Patsy's pig collection.

No idea why they have an alligator on the sign. 

Must be a good place to get escargot.

 Below are a couple of streets in our neighborhood.

For me the signs are one of the things that make Paris so special.  
Just walking around the city is so interesting.  


  1. Wonderfully artful signs!! Really fun to see these unique images.


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  2. OMG Great Signs! I love all of them, but the crowns are especially yummy. I grew up in Northern and Southern California... I miss it sometimes. Thank you for being a new "Friend" Happy New Year XO Cindy

  3. i love posts like these, sharing so many wonderful styles other may over look. great fun!