Listen to Montmartre's ancient whisper: Paris antique grocery store L'OBJET QUI PARLE

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Memory is not reliable. As time goes by, the impression of many things and things in my mind will become single, leaving a vague feeling. When I was a child, my grandmother’s furniture was particularly eye-catching in the mahogany cabinet. When I was close to it, I could smell the old taste. The fingertips also vaguely remembered the cool touch of the embossed relief on the counter. The figure in front of the mahogany cabinet came back and forth, and the small drawer on the lower right side was often opened. The two pictures have been in my mind for a long time and have not changed. Now when you see classical furniture or old artifacts, your eyes will occasionally linger in it, and you can't help but think of the antique mahogany cabinet that has a trace of traces left in your brain. The reason why the window of the antique shop will stop the pedestrians is probably that the display inside is whispering and talking to you, and you just heard it!

Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement of Paris has such a "talking" antique shop - "L'Objet Qui Parle", French means "the talking object". The small store is loaded with the owner Guillaume, which is a collection of antiques and second-hand items. I hope that the people who hear their voices can evoke memories and stories of their own. Looking back at the time when I first opened the store, Guillaume didn't name the store. After a year, several visiting customers suggested the current store name. It was because they visited the place that they always heard the old things whispering to them, telling them that they were full. The story of the traces.

L'Objet Qui Parle is located in the Montmartre Heights overlooking the city of Paris. It is not only a gathering place for famous attractions, but also a place where a large number of artists have created their imaginations and traveled since the 19th century. They have a rich history. With art energy. Despite the decision to open a store 20 years ago, the community was full or closed down, or idle space, Guillaume still has confidence in the brewing of the region, and it turns out that the antique grocery store has been operating since then, the entire community is almost A new look.

The L'Objet Qui Parle store is small, there is no place to accommodate the checkout counter, and the interior furnishings seem to be cluttered, but there are quite a few examples of old objects. In order to allow visiting guests to find and dig treasures in the store, Guillaume can only stay at the door of the store most of the time, but he can enjoy himself. The selection of goods in the store faithfully shows the taste and artistic character of the owner. From animal and plant specimens, religious antiquities, oil paintings, chandeliers, wall decorations, Chinese cultural relics, to mirrors, tea cans, cups and cups, etc., there is nothing but the price. The virginity is not deceived.

"In the beginning, I collected kitchen knives and household objects - most of them came from the period of Louis XVI; and then gradually expanded the scope of collection, like some decorations, even eccentric items." Explore, it is not difficult to find Guillaume I am particularly fascinated by the bones of animals and the hanging bells of old-fashioned restaurants. "I also like to search for family photos of strangers, especially those with shady backgrounds." He also loves masculine design, like Napoleon III. Old furniture influenced by style, or old things full of aesthetics at the end of the 19th century. "I am always attracted to dark or dusty things - maybe a French decadent feeling."

Regardless of Guillaume's style or unique objects, L'Objet Qui Parle still has an extraordinary popularity in the Montmartre area, where antique shops and second-hand stores are located. With an atmosphere of nostalgia, with the boss's unique vision, people can't suppress the urge to go to the treasure hunt!

L'objet Qui Parle
86 Rue des Martyrs, Paris
T: +33-6-09-67-05-30

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