Monday, May 26, 2014

Paris Rendez-Vous, the official boutique of the City of Paris: Souvenirs, information and exhibitions all in one place

Paris Rendez-Vous, 29 rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris

Rue de Rivoli and Montemartre are overrun with shops selling colorful berets, Paris placemats, miniature Eiffel Towers made in China and other knickknacks. But if you're searching for something more authentically Parisian, check out the newly opened Paris Rendez-Vous. The concept store and information center operated by the City of Paris has a wide range of products made in France. It's where you'll find boats like the ones that sail on the ponds in the Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens, official "Eau de Paris" ("Paris Water") carafes and the complete range of beloved Vélib products, including the indispensable book Paris by Bike with Vélib.

For those who aren't in Paris, it's possible to shop the entire selection of scented candles, Mariage Frères teas, tote bags, etc. at the online Paris Rendez-Vous Boutique.

Paris Rendez-Vous, 29 rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris

Paris Rendez-Vous is also the place to go for the latest information about cultural events and special activities organized by the City of Paris, such as the upcoming Fête de la Musique (Musical Festival) on June 21, Paris Cinéma Festival from July 5-12, and Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) in July and August. There's a self-service section where residents will find useful brochures and tablets to access all of the city's online resources. If you have your own device, free Wi-Fi and comfortable seats are available for public use.

During the summer months, a representative of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau will be on hand to answer questions and provide tourists with maps, museum passes and helpful brochures.

The Parisianer covers by Marc Boutavant and Icinori 


After you've finished shopping, be sure to visit the temporary exhibition space for Parisian artists, designers, photographers and journalists. The inaugural exhibition, The Parisianer à l’Hôtel de Ville, features the work of 50 artists who were asked to express their vision of Paris. Using The New Yorker for inspiration, the idea was to create imaginary covers for an imaginary magazine, The Parisianer. Visitors are invited to design their own magazine covers and post them on a designated wall. The creator of the most surprising, energetic or poetic cover will win a copy of the original book, The Parisianer.

The Parisianer à l’Hôtel de Ville runs through July 19, 2014.

To see more photos of the boutique and some of its products, please click here.

Paris Rendez-Vous
29 rue de Rivoli
75004 Paris
Métro : Hôtel de Ville
Open Monday to Saturday, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Paris Rendez-Vous, 29 rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris

2 comments:

  1. ....on my "list" now.... Still a few months until my arrival and already seeing that it won't be enough time

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  2. Looking forward to my trip to Paris, hope I get to make it though!

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