An Eames elephant sits on a throne in the entrance, accompanied by weeble dolls, a miniature deer and a garden gnome raising his hand. This is Balouga, an unmissable address for those who like design, and that doesn’t mean just adults. For seven years, Véronique Cota has offered a colourful selection of furniture, toys and kids books (up to 12 years of age) in her little shop split over two levels. What gives this place so much charm is its clever mix of contemporary and vintage – from '60s coat stands to Œuf be good beds (€522), it’s hard to resist the multitude of knickknacks at this address, with its wooden chairs suspended from the walls and poetic mobiles hanging from the ceiling.
25 rue des Filles du Calvaire
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 12.30pm-7pm, Sat 2pm-7pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Filles du Calvaire|