When we were planning for this trip, we ran across an article about a Paris light shop called Lumiere de L’Ceils (Light of the Eye). Located on the left bank, it was a challenge to find because of it’s location on a tiny side street that’s only about 1 block long. But perseverance paid off and what a delightful place this is! In this tiny boutique/museum, the owner sells, repairs and collects antique lamps, lampshades and light bulbs. His workshop in the back is also filled with lights being repaired and/or collected. And he says he has many more at home. They’re like his children; he knows their complete history, including when they were made and when and how he acquired them. When I asked the shopkeeper if it was okay to take photos, he replied with a grin, “it would be a shame not to.”
2 thoughts on “Lumiere de L’Ceils Lamp Shop”
“it would be a shame not to.” – wasn’t that nice?! Did you buy one for your new place?
Did Cliff find any lamps to his liking at the lamp shop? Wasn’t it a great find? I remember we took a while finding it, but it was worth it. There were so many lamps in such a small space!