Habitat 1964

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

As I said in my post yesterday, I had a pretty packed weekend. Besides all the places I managed to fit in on Saturday, on Sunday, after recovering from a friend's birthday party, we also drove up to Marche aux puces de Saint-Ouen in the north of Paris. Saint-Ouen is home to the city's biggest flea market (also the largest in the world) with antiques stalls and furniture sellers, as well as Habitat's new vintage space, Habitat 1964 (77-81 Rue de Rosiers). Bringing together a collection of some of its signature designs dating back to the 1964, it's a homage to what Habitat is good at: furniture and homeware. It's not cheap, like most of the things on offer in the marche aux puces, but you could easily spend a couple of hours wandering around and perusing the designs, which we did. And when you start to get a bit peckish, there's a cute cafe run by Tartes Klugar with cakes, quiches and hotdogs on offer, so you can make an afternoon of it. 


  1. Hello Marissa,

    It sounds as though you are enjoying life in Paris - what are you doing there. Your blog is lovely - great photos. And I agree with you totally about Brussels being brilliant. Hope you are well.


    1. Jane! It's so wonderful to hear from you! How did you find me? And thanks so much - I'm working on the photos ;) And yes, Brussels is one of my favourite cites.
      I moved to Paris a year ago, for a bit of a change!

  2. Oh this wasn't open when I when I was there a few weeks ago - such a shame! I just stumbled on your blog last night when i was looking for the phone number of a shop on Rue Rodier.. I used to live on that street!! I moved in July, just around the corner to Rue de Maubeuge - so I'm still close to the great Thai place :) I will have to get back up to Saint Ouen to see this shop!


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