Paris Finds | Palais Furst in Saint Germain

The allure of Saint Germain in Paris seems to know no bounds. The challenge is to allow time for both exploring and making new discoveries with revisiting those spots you already know and love. Palais Furst actually fell somewhat in the middle. I have written before about the Prince Louis Albert de Broglie and his beautiful chateau in the Touraine. His upscale gardening company, le Prince Jardinier, formerly had a shop in the beautiful Palais Royal arcades.

Saint GermainThe latest incarnation is Palais Furst, at 6 Rue Furstenberg. I can’t tell you how many times I walked this pretty street, above, during Paris Deco Off and never noticed it. Perhaps because it is located off the main thoroughfare in one of the many charming courtyards in the 6th.

saint germainThe building itself is of interest as it was once the home of Eugène Delacroix and later the studio of designer Madeleine Castaing – a space clearly destined for distinction. Don’t you love the scalloped valance?

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Inside is an assortment of irresistible gardening tools, gifts and accoutrements that makes even someone with a brown thumb like me want to get out in the dirt.

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Luxurious new wares share shelf space with seasoned vintage ones

saint germainEven some of the offerings from Deyrolle, the famous store the prince saved from extinction, make an appearance.

saint germainClearly some of these handsome containers seem destined to hold more noble contents than dirt or compost – perhaps to serve as receptacles for champagne or wine after a long day in the garden.

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And it seems almost a shame for these good looking garments to be sullied with soil.

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The classic garden furniture, in the perfect shade of french green is beautiful enough for indoors or out.

saint germainIn addition to resurrecting Deyrolle, Broglie also saved the iconic French garden chair, from the famous locations in Paris like the Tuileries, Luxembourg and Palais Royal, which he now authentically reproduces. There are several iterations including this fun Balancelle Palais Royal, available in 8 enticing colors.

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There are wonderful books on the natural world for all ages

saint germainand an AMAZING wallpaper collection produced as a collaboration between Deyrolle and  NeoDko. Combining tradition with innovation, the inspiring collection of Deyrolle’s cabinet of curiosities is translated into panels, panoramic and rolls that can be used in an infinite variety of applications.

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Gifts are of course perfectly packaged for lucky recipients at home.

saint germainSo next time you’re in Saint Germain, make sure to allow more than a few minutes for perusing in this gem of a store.


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7 Responses to Paris Finds | Palais Furst in Saint Germain

  1. How lovely – last year, I was lucky enough to get permission to photograph and write a post on Deyrolle…

  2. I honestly would never want to leave. I love a good garden store but this one, is more than good. Thanks for the peek Stacey; what fun you must be having?!!

  3. Jayne says:

    A gardener’s paradise! I think the containers with handles are just the thing to fill with water and take to the cutting garden to plunge freshly cut stems right away. A thousand uses for those without handles in your garden room or on the potting bench! Thank you for taking us there!

  4. Franki says:

    I’m all over that “chair rocker!” franki

  5. Karena says:

    Stacey, This is a fabulous find of a shop. Everything is unique and very interesting. I love the French green furniture, the Champagne Buckets and the antique tools!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Design Series!

  6. stumbled upon that shop this past April on the way to the Delacroix museum. The shopkeeper was so open and friendly…even letting us try out the rocker. A hidden gem for sure

  7. pretty pink tulips says:

    Stacey,
    I love that neighborhood in Paris…it’s where we stayed a few summers ago. Am so sad I didn’t realize this gem of a store was there. I’m with you….with gardening gear as pretty as that, it makes me want to go dig just for the fun of it.

    Hope you have enjoyed a fabulous week with the 4th and the extended weekend it seemed to create for everyone!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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