|Main courtyard entrance|
I always enjoy visiting beautiful and quaint shops around the world. In person, or just virtually online, the “trip” mentally is always exciting. Merci, in Paris has a perfect answer to the charity shop and it’s a wonderful find.
The children's section with a very cute elephant (left). View of the ground floor from above (right).
The first time I came here, I never realized there was a lower level as well. This is the place to come if you need household and kitchen items, whether it's a broom, a few light bulbs or a salad bowl. Towards the back you'll find the restaurant, with a wonderful view of the back garden.
The haberdashery section features a nice selection of colorful buttons.
The coziest place to sit and have a drink or snack is probably the library on the ground floor, which has been designed to resemble an old-fashioned literary cafe. Entire walls are covered in second-hand books, with prices ranging from 3-10 EUR. Tables and chairs can be found in the main area, surrounded by more books, a perfect place to dive into a novel and enjoy a hot cup of coffee.
The library (left) leading into the cafe (right).
Throughout the Merci store, you'll find 'merci' printed on the wall, under which several names or companies are listed, a way for the owners to thank those who have provided the goods on sale. If you haven't noticed by now, this is the ultimate place to do some guilt-free shopping.
My friend V. is currently in town for a visit and this is the first place I dragged her to.
I say: a brilliant idea and 'Merci Beaucoup!'