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No. 68: L’Artisans: PEP’s, Réparation de Parapluies

artisan: a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand; craftsman, craftswoman, smith, wright, journeyman; one that produces something (such as cheese or wine) in limited quantities often using traditional methods.


I love that France is full of artisans and that the French government only allows craftspeople who have studied, apprenticed and passed all their exams to call themselves artisans.

Yesterday, I was delighted to visit PEP’s Réparation & Vente Parapluies, Ombrelles & Cannes, and meet the only artisan in Paris who will diligently and lovingly repair your broken umbrella, parasol, or cane.



Passage del’Ancre Royal

30 rue de Turbigo

75003 Paris

01 42 78 11 67

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  1. I like your countdown of the things you like about your life in Paris and in France. Very interesting and as I also live in Paris, I have a particular link to your stories. (Suzanne)

    December 6, 2013
    • Thank you. It is good and bad to be counting down. Good because it makes me appreciate every day and every little thing…bad because I likely have less than 300 days left in this country I love so much. Still I am incredible grateful for every single minute. Thanks for reading.

      December 7, 2013

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