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Saturday, January 20, 2007

new nain bleu toy store

in case you were wondering what happened to old-school toy emporium au nain bleu, paris' famous toy store that used to be on rue st. honore, they have reopened at 5 blvd malesherbes. this is the place to buy custom clothing for your little one's poupees and those great little bateaux to go sailing in the luxembourg boat pond. the toy store, which has dominated a big corner of st. honore since 1911, must've gotten bumped by a big ogre (otherwise known as a fancy women's boutique), but we are glad they found a new abode.


Anonymous said...

“With its creations and prestige, Au Nain Bleu has taken part of the history of toys since 1836. We can find exceptional products that make the reputation of the brand and always refined articles at sweet price. Au Nain Bleu is the only manufacturer with 100% Made in France teddy bear: you can order a “made to measure” Teddy and embroidered a name on its paw within 3 days!”

Au Nain Bleu

5 boulevard Malesherbes, 75008 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 65 20 00
Monday 2:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am- 7:00 pm

Unknown said...

I wish I'd read this sooner. We started off to rue st. honore on our second-last day in Paris and imagine our surprise when we stood facing a crappy boutique!
Yes, admittedly we used an old guide from 2005 - but considering how long the toy store had stood there before, we (mistakenly) figured it would still be there!
Ah, it will have to wait until our next visit to Paris :-)