LE COMPTOIR GÉNÉRAL
80, quai de Jemmapes
Métro : République or Goncourt
Free admission or by donation.
from 11.00 am to 02.00 am, even on public holidays,
with a few exceptions.
The concept-store is open from 11 am to 7 pm.
+33 1 44 88 24 48
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Since centuries, as far as the concept of commercial trade exists, merchants in transit put ingreat places with their caravan where each share a moment of rest, discuss and trade or sale a share of their goods before getting back on the road. Those places are called the caravanserais.
Defender and diffuser of civilisation from here and abroad, Le Comptoir Général rearranged its store activities and invites you to discover its selection of rare objects in an intanglement of goods sets alike those improvised marketplace we can still see in the middle east.
In addition to permanant african chip shop Le Marché Noir and recycled goods Le Centre des Objets Perdus, visitors would dive into the 1001 treasures detected on the commercial roads from all around the world arranged in four main catégories.
The precious objects: True treasures of savoir-faire and ingenuity, traded with those sidewalk vendors of exotic lands. Some of these pieces have a cultural and aesthetic priceless value. Valuable antiquities, jewelery, scepter,… Those rarities under coasters will delight the seasoned collectors as well as exceptional objects lovers.
The Toys chest. The already wide collection of toys of Le Comptoir General has been expanded. Educative games, selection of vintage pieces,… you will have the possibility to get enough to smartly amuse youngsters. Moreover a wide selection of figurine of the emblematic brand Papo will make it possible to reassemble a big part of the world wildlife in their own bedroom.
The alimentary stall: Glazed marmites, wok stove, steaming baskets, instruments to cut, peel, slice, carve,… Le Comptoir Général had to make a real proposition around the art of table. You will find mostly all what you need to make the iconic african, asian or oceanian recepies to succeed your dishes and bring some sun in your kitchen.
The indispensables of the traveler: The journey is an other topic we wanted to bring through two ways. ashtrays from Tunisia, postcard from Finland, pictures of the great wall of China, the first is a selection of souvenirs of trips other people have made instead of you. The second booth related to travel gather all we need to take the road from backbags, snags, compass to luggage etiquettes. And for those who appreciate journeys without the thrill of the movement you wil also have access to a wide collection of world wie stamps and accessories from the movie Indiana Jones. All you need to live your adventures without leaving your couch.
The vegetal dispensary : Last but not least, as vegetation is an important matter of Le Comptoir Generalan array of vegetal products, potted plantes, flowers, terrariums selected by our botanist, but also cosmetic plant made products will be available.