On Friday, I had lunch with a friend at a quiet, lovely restaurant that's also a brocante! First you dine, looking out onto a lovely cobblestone entryway bordered with flowers. This gives the impression you're in a quaint village, not in Central Paris. Then you get to browse in a huge space with a timber-beamed roof. For 36 years, the jovial proprietor has been collecting items for his shop, so there's a wide selection of antiques and collectibles for sale - including an Art Nouveau piano mechanique and an Empire bibliotech! And no, I'm not showing photographs or printing the name or location, as I don't want the restaurant/brocante to lose its charm by being beseiged with customers. But if you're coming to Paris and want to go there for lunch, email me and I'll provide details.