As well as the quiet beauty, the woods also provided some relief from the 90F hot sun!
Looking for some thread to hem a skirt? I dare you not to find the perfect match here.
Need tassels for the window shade? Look no further.
Fringe for a hanging lamp? Here you go!
And ribbons that come in every conceivable color and width, silk, satin, cotton, grosgrain, embroidered, printed, displayed in rows that stretch the width, and almost the length of the store.
I come here often to look for kid-themed buttons for some knitted garment I'm making, and I never leave empty handed.
The selection is "beyond the beyonds", as the Irish would say!
Our interest in the rue St. Marc, however, involved much less high drama. The place we recently visited is at number 5 -- le Restaurant Clementine, which has been serving its delicious fare in the same place since 1906.
Inside, our cosy corner table made us feel like we were visiting our favorite Aunt's home, the walls hung with personal prints...
...the windowsills full of comfortable "clutter"...
...followed by lieu jaune (pollock) on a bed of fresh vegetables, smothered with a shrimp sauce...
Vive la France!