A PARIS MOMENT – ORPHEE

A MOST INTERESTING AND SPECIAL LITTLE SHOP

 

On one of my early visits to Paris, walking back from the Place Vosges, I chanced upon this very interesting shop named Orphee. Located on the rue du Pont Louis Philippe, on the edge of the Marais district, it is a shop that buys and sells “Instruments de musique anciens.” It specializes in old and antique musical instruments from the 17th, 18th, 19th and the beginning of 20th century. I took this photo of the display room through the front window. The shop is run by a gentleman named Richard Charbit and he has an amazing assortment of antique instruments and other curiosities. I believe the shop is only open by appointment as the several times I have stopped by it has never been open. Orphee has a website in French and English with contact information and the website has a small 3D virtual tour that gives you a look around this amazing room and its treasures. The link to the Orphee website is below the photos…

A PARIS MOMENT – ORPHEE

This photo, of the interior of the Orphee, was taken in May of 2010 when I was in Paris researching a piece on Hemingway and the Lost Generation.


Orphee Front

This is what the shop looks like from across the rue du Pont Louis Philippe.


http://www.orpheemusic.com/en/welcome.htm

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