Friday, July 13, 2012

Galerie Vivienne - magasin d'antiquités



In my nearly two years of posting, I have featured many of the "galeries" of Paris.  Galerie Vivienne is one of the remaining seventeen or so 19th century covered passages in Paris.  It was built in 1823 of two mansions and covered as we might find in a modern-day shopping mall.  Today, this elegant reflection of times past boasts "fashion, culture, pampering, food."


This shop was closed (Lundi) but the view from the window features both the shop items as well as the magnificent mosaic tiles of G. Facchina.  You can see a direct view of Facchina's artistry in the passage here



Galerie Vivienne
Rue des Petits Champs, 
Rue de la Banque, et Rue Vivienne
75002, Paris
Métro Bourse, Métro Pyramides, ou Bus 29  


16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful looking shop, Genie! I would love to spend some time there! You do get the greatest captures of these delightful places! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy a beautiful weekend, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Francesca Muir said...

Oh Genie you do take us to the most amazing places - thank you thank you thank you. My list for my next visit to Paris is now so excitingly long! Bises F

Malyss said...

I like those galeries in Paris. They are like little worlds outside of time and places around.

Shell Sherree said...

The mosaics are gorgeous, and what an inviting treasure trove. Another lovely find, dear Genie!

VenetiaMicio said...

Quelle belle ambiance, le lieu doit être charmant comme toujours dans cette galerie !
Le reflet de la mosaïque dans la vitre nous montre bien où nous
sommes !
bises
Danielle

M said...

I could spend the whole day searching through those treasures ... Must return tonParis soon! Biz

Cezar and Léia said...

A very interesting place with beautiful treasures!
Léia

Connie said...

It has been awhile since my last visit to your lovely site. I am enjoying going through your past posts and catching up. Strolling through the streets of Paris with you is a joy, I love seeing what sparks your interest and the view from the eye of your camera. Thank you for sharing. Connie :)

Kris said...

Lovely image, Genie. I love the sweet little white tea cup with legs and saucer. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Rob-bear said...

Such an interesting little nook in Paris. Though I think anything in there would be trop cher. Or would there have been some items at a reasonable price?

Starman said...

I like the mosaic work

Riet said...

That looks like a wonderful shop Genie. Many shops still close o Mondays, here too.

Joe said...

This is indeed a modern take on another era. It offers many rewards each time I view it. I almost expect to see it in sepia because of the era it portrays. I do like the mix of colour.

Jack said...

This would be a wonderful place to explore, Genie.

Re the commenter before me . . . I kinda like American women.

Randy said...

I could get lost in there too.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Joe, I did consider a b/w presentation but the colors just called to me.

Jack, thanks, I deleted that inappropriate comment...

Thanks for your comments on the mosaic work. Although I have posted on this passage four times or more, this is the first time that I did the research on the artist. I learn daily more and more about Paris.

Although the specialty shops in Vivienne have some "special" prices, there is a real mix of pricing and interests here. It is definitely worth a stroll. Then cross the street to Galerie Colbert.

Bises,
Genie