We were wandering through the 11e arrondissement, doing what I like to do best: discovering side streets I've never traveled before.
Oh, I was not disappointed.
We happened upon Regifilm on rue Amelot.
What is it? Apparently, it's an agency that rents props and costumes for period films. We wandered in the jumbled, crowded entrance way -- it wasn't really clear if there was an accueil anywhere, and no one seemed to mind our prowling around, so we just kept wandering further and further into the depths. A murky maze of antique splendor.
So much cool stuff.
Vintage lampposts, mailboxes, street signs, fountains, barrels, lighting, kitchen appliances, mannequins. You name it.
Think of any period Paris movie you've seen, and you can imagine the stock at Régifilm.