Many specialist food shops in Paris – bakers, butchers, fishmongers, cheesemongers and the like – have facades decorated with pictorial tiles.

 

The Poissonnerie du Dôme in Montparnasse goes one better with tile panels of giant fish supplemented by fish inspired stained glass and even fake fossil fish in the stonework.

 

The style of the ceramic panels suggests nineteenth century origins but in fact the shop only opened in 1987.  It’s clearly well established now.  Parisian shoppers appreciate traditional quality in produce and in presentation.

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