Probably one of my favourite places that we visited on our trip to Paris was Deyrolle - a taxidermy shopping paradise. Downstairs is an upmarket shop selling twee gardening accoutrements such as this rather fetching and very matchy matchy velvet apron and hat set - highly useful when digging up your tatties in the allotment eh Mr J and P?
Upstairs is taxidermy gone mad. Animals large and small (when I say large, I really mean large: giraffes, zebras, tigers, lions), insects, butterflies, shrunken heads..... Yes, I DID say shrunken heads. ALL for sale. 22,000 euros for a zebra anyone?
It's truly bizarre being able to stroll amongst the critters. You're not allowed to take any photos but Little Miss J and P managed to sneak in a few selfies:
Check out their website here for a catalogue of their collections and some very interesting pics such as these:
|What the heck?|
Fascinating n'est pas?
Before I go, I just would like to say that I do not like jokes about German sausages.........They really are the wurst. Oh that just makes me laugh and laugh.
Au revoir dear readers. xx