Even if you don’t like taxidermy, you’ll like this store. We had the animals photographed, and we turned the manipulated photos into prints for an Opening Ceremony collection. 33/(0) 1-42-22-3007. For the September, 2012 issue, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony shared with us their favorite places in Argentina and around the world.
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Natural Curiosities In Paris
Since 1831 Deyrolle has been the taxidermist for Parisians. Located on the lovely rue du Bac, you'll find 2 floors of everything from domestic animals, large exotic mammals, insects, shells, birds and educational books. Parisians bring their small children here to teach them about the natural world. As much natural history museum as little shop of curiosities. The shop is beautiful and a place for the curious. Oops; saw the NO PHOTOS sign after I snapped this picture. Drawers full of beautiful insects and sea shells to buy. A small gardening shop on 1st floor.
I want to describe this nature boutique as a place that's vibrant and full of life. Vibrant, yes! Full of life, not quite. Two floors of taxidermy gets you up close and detail oriented with the fierce, the exotic, the venomous, the winged, the big and the very small. For the nature enthusiasts, this shop leaves no leaf unturned. The first floor is a charming garden shop while upstairs, lions are befriending rhinos. It's definitely worth checking out!
A shopping experience like this doesn't come along every day.
One part curiosity shop, one part taxidermy showroom, this old school St. Germain institution blew the socks off every member of my family. All the animals really are for sale so, yes, you can become the proud owner of an adult ostrich if you're willing to part with several thousand Euros. (You better get him his own seat on the flight home, though.) My kids were able to get up close and personal with zebras, anteaters, lions, rare birds, a porcupine, a white tiger, bears, albino peacocks and several species we couldn't quite identify. And when the 6-year old almost tipped over an elephant, they didn't even kick us out! There's a cute gift shop at the entrance on the ground floor where we purchased quaint decks of custom Deyrolle playing cards and little journals illustrated with botanical prints. If you're looking for something interesting and off-beat to do in Paris, look no further.