Paris: Chilling with Tintin-Royal

Retail Therapy with Tintin at Palais Royal Photos by Theadora Brack

Rocking out with Serge Gainsbourg in Gambetta

By Theadora Brack

With keen relish, I celebrate window shopping, vintage dolls and mannequins, along with the foxy art of window dressing—worldwide. It’s how I stroll.

Trekking to Paris? All across the City of Light, restaurants, pâtisseries, boutiques, and even pharmacies create window displays and murals. Some are amazingly beautiful, a few inevitably fall into the category of so-bad-they’re-good, but each and every one contributes a little something more to the color and dazzle of the city. So keep your eyes open.

Clipping from Serge Gainsbourg, “Je t’aime! Je t’aime! Je t’aime!”

The Skinny

Palais-Royal
1st arrondissement, Métro: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre

Pharmacie
245 Rue des Pyrénées
6th arrondissement, Métro: Gambetta



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15 thoughts on “Paris: Chilling with Tintin-Royal

  1. I got introduced to Tintin through my husband who read comic books of his adventures as a boy. We even went to Chateau de Cheverny when we were exploring the Loire Valley castles. 😉

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    • Malou! I love the stories, too. Belgian artist Georges Prosper Remi was a genius. I now collect the comic books! It’s difficult to stop. I’ve been able to score quite a few of them at the fleas. “Destination Moon” is one of my all-time favorites! Theadora

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    • Deano, I totally agree! I’m now an avid collector of the comic books. For the love of mana, the old comic books (ratty-tatty!) cans still be scored at the fleas. Enjoy the week! Theadora

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      • Dear Deano, Thanks for the link. 1930! What a beauty. “Tintin In The Land of the Soviets” is now on my flea quest list. It looks fantastic. I’ll start looking for it this weekend. I’ll keep you posted on my progress. It will turn up, if I keep my fingers and toes crossed. And speaking of progress, the series was ahead of its time. Exquisite! Thanks, Deano, T.

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    • Dear Captain Nemo, “Tintin and the Shooting Star” is one of my favorites! I love the story. It also has a great cover. I’m hooked, too! Theadora (I’m going to start looking for this one at the flea market and brocantes. I’ll keep you posted!)

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