Our trek down rue Oberkampf in the eleventh arrondissement began with a visit to Les Curieuses, a wonderful shop with a great mix of new and restored furniture and homewares. The owners were very friendly and helpful and on our way back up rue Oberkampf later that day we stopped by to ask them for a restaurant recommendation for dinner - it's always a good idea to ask a local! They recommended the bistro next door (can't remember the name, easy to find though) and it turned out to be a fantastic choice, with great service and simple but delicious French food (and a tart tatin that was just divine).
Les Curieuses (4 rue Oberkampf)
Quartier du Marché Popincourt (rue Ternaux/du Marché Popincourt/Neuve Popincourt)
On our way down rue Oberkampf, about halfway between Les Curieuses and Atelier 154, we stumbled across a cluster of seven or eight brocantes around rue du Marché Popincourt - and we can thoroughly recommend a visit to all of them! We saw so many beautiful pieces here, the prices were so much better than the marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen, and the vendors around rue du Marché Popincourt were much more willing to haggle.
- Alasinglinglin (14 rue Ternaux)
- La Chose (19 rue Ternaux)
- Trolls et Puces (1 rue du Marché Popincourt)
- Belle Lurette (5 rue du Marché Popincourt)
- La Garçonnière (6-8 rue du Marché Popincourt)
- Pudding (24 rue du Marché Popincourt)
- La Maison Brocante (3 rue Neuve Popincourt)
- Recycling (3 rue Neuve Popincourt)
Atelier 154 (154 rue Oberkampf)
Our visit to Atelier 154 was one of the highlights of our Paris trip - we loved everything about it, from the location (tucked away in a quiet leafy cobblestone lane*), to the owner Stéphane, who was incredibly warm and welcoming and gave us a fantastic and informative tour of his two showrooms. I would have quite happily furnished our entire apartment from Atelier 154!
* We never would have found it if Pia hadn't included it in Paris: Made by Hand - thanks Pia!