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The French capital boasts some of the most instantly recognizable, iconic monuments in the world, with Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower lined up in a great sweep along the River Seine. Yet for all its historic grandeur, elegant boulevards, world-class museums, chic boutiques and cosmopolitan buzz, Paris is also an intimate, intensely lived-in city, best discovered on foot. Each district has its own distinct style, bars, food market and village atmosphere.



Locals' Pick Bringing boring everyday household appliances to life

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Kristen Gordon

Travel Writer

If you want to bring home something other than an Eiffel tower key chain, Ile Saint Louis offers many options. For something off beat and quirky try Pylones.

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Bringing boring everyday household appliances to life Editors' Note

Pylones is a surprisingly fun and quirky shopping venue that specializes in unique kitchen appliances and house wares. They take boring objects and make them exciting and fun. Plain old nail clippers transform into grasshoppers or simple dust pans might appear as whimsical women.

Pylones was founded in 1985, and because it has such a great selection it makes for the ideal place to stop and shop for souvenirs for yourself or loved ones back home. Their products are cheerful, colorful, and functional and bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face. They have certainly accomplished their goal of providing customers with everyday objects that are both innovative and fun.

57 Rue Saint Louis en l'Ile, 75004 Paris
Quartier Latin
+33 1 46 34 05 02