The coolest concept store in Paris
It’s called Le Comptoir Général and I’m certain there’s no where else like it. During the day it’s a ‘ghetto museum’ and quiet eatery, while when night settles it turns into one excellent party.
This hideaway concept store, bar and eatery in Canal St Martin pays tribute to African ghetto cool and looks like the hybrid of an abandoned ballroom and a tropical greenhouse. Super intriguing.
Memorabilia adorns the walls as decoration, and the nooks and corners of Le Comptoir Général have vintage wares for sale. On weekend evenings it’s a party, but during the day it’s light-filled and quiet with vintage couches just waiting for you to stake your claim.
All the profits at Le Comptoir Général go towards funding other artistic sustainable projects too. I’m certain there’s no other place like this in the world, it’s so very special.Le Comptoir Général: 80 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris
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