Saturday, August 13, 2011

Epicerie Bastille


I snapped this petite shop from across the busy Boulevard Beaumarchais. It is narrow among many larger offerings on this wide street at the edge of the Marais, but there was as much activity in and out as a hive of bees.

Bon weekend




26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Looks like a delightful place! I'd shop there in a heartbeat!! Wish I could!! Fun capture, mon amie, as always! Have a lovely weekend, Genie!

Sylvia

Suzi said...

I love that each area of Paris is unique and has it's own story to tell.
Bon weekend my friend.

beau gosse said...

So charming and colourful, Genie! These places are so convenient at odd hours and for some food supplies on the run...and when you cannot face entering a Franprix or G20. Many times they are run by a Family with everyone involved...Papa helps you find the veggies you want, Mama rings you up...with Baby and/or le Chien pulling at her wrap whilst she is wishing you a bonne journee/soiree! Ah, Paris!

Karena said...

I can picture filling my French Basket with all kinds of fresh wonderful delights!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Pet said...

Aren't they nice, small stores?

Kristin said...

Would love to have one of these outside my home :) :) Have a great weekend, Genie!

Love, Kristin

dive said...

What a cute little shop. So enticing.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Adorable little shop. Paris is full of these small markets making it so easy to run in and pick up fresh produce daily.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There must be lots of sweet and delicious things in that little shop to attract all the bees Genie, it just looks so enticing!!

Dianne said...

It'a just the cutest little French shop with beaucoup des choses!
Would I touch the fruit in this tidy establishment?
absolument Non!!

Birdman said...

I bet it's a beehive. Very attractive storefront.

Janey and Co. said...

What a darling little green grocer. Love the stripes. I would shop there!

Virginia said...

It looks brand new! Very cute but you don't want to do all your shopping at these places. More like the French version of a 7-11! HA
V

The Little Dog Laughs said...

So sweet and colorful. My mother always took us to Farmers' Markets, even when it wasn't the cool thing to do. As a European, she needed her fresh produce, meats, and breads. So, each time we moved, she'd find the farmer's market, butcher, and bakery immediately.
Have a great day ~ xox Alexandra

Starman said...

Stopped there on our last trip to get a Magnum White.

louciao said...

Always a treat to find a colourful nourishing oasis in the middle of a bustling metropolis.

Malyss said...

Very useful little places in big towns!

(I don't forget your recipe, don't worry!Ü)

Alexa said...

"SUPERette" might be a bit of a stretch for this tiny place, but these stores do often have an amazing variety of things considering their size! The produce looks lovely too. I'm playing catch-up (work is beyond insane)—loved your dapper gentleman with the white roses!

Kris said...

Hello Genie,

I love this photo. It looks like a painting with all the different colors of fruit and the lovely awning over the shop. Great photo!

Kris

Jean said...

What a great picture. The fruit is so fresh, the colors so vibrant and the classic little sidewalk stand you see in France.

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Jolie photo et bien cadrée!
Bon week-end Génie.

Julie said...

Lovely little snapshot, Genie.

Jack said...

Maybe this is where they sell lottery tickets?

beau gosse said...

Lottery tickets are sold at the Tabac, Jack! =)

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I love the word "superette"!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» visited this épicerie a number of times when he lived in the marais.
;-D