Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Shop Named Deyrolle

Jane Davenport told me about this shop last week and luckily for me, it's only a few blocks away from the apartment I'm renting. I stopped in there today and boy, am I ever glad I did. 
The front window had some prime examples of some of the taxidermy treats inside. 
The first floor seemed more like an upscale gardening shop but up the stairs I went (desperately wanting to know what was behind the little door in the wall).
My, oh my! What wonders await on the second level! There are signs saying "no photos" and staff sitting working at desks in several of the rooms but I did sneak a couple of pictures. This is just a small sample of all the bugs and butterflies and birds and wild animals of every description - not quite as many as the Museum of Natural History but still impressive!

The price for the black bear? A mere 10,000 euros or roughly $15,000. I saw a little songbird I might have been able to afford, only 150 euros (approx $225) but I was worried my cats might decide it was a treat for them!

Well worth stopping in to see this menagerie next time you are in Paris!


Nonnie USA said...

what a delightful street, but it is Paris after all! lucky ladies!

Createology said...

Ahh...Paris. I have just returned and am catching up on blogs. Sorry about your fall and thankfully you weren't worse off. We escaped rain...until we got to England. Paris Bliss and Sunny Skies...