A favorite in Paris, one I first heard about in 2008, just after a fire destroyed this place. I was triggered by the pictures of the burt down interior made by Martin Orgeval. His photographs show the animals and insects that survived the disaster, against a background of charred woodwork in the shop. Sad but beautiful.
With the help of artists and collectors worldwide, the store has been rebuilt from the fire and you’re able to visit and buy everything from house cats to polar bears again. With its decorated ceilings, big windows and green walls the store has managed to maintain its 19th-century decor. With the look and feel of a museum Deyrolle is definitely worth a visit!
Deyrolle, 46, rue du Bac – 75007 Paris