Where to buy violin in Paris?

December 14, 2006 at 06:32 PM · I'm interested in purchasing a violin to practice on while I'm in Paris. Tone of the instrument (prefer dark tone) is important, not appearance. In fact, if a rough appearance lowers price, that's good. Will ship instrument back to US at end of trip.

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December 14, 2006 at 08:14 PM · ............

December 14, 2006 at 08:13 PM · Go to Rue de Rome.

Also visit J.J. Rampal/Vatelot shop.

December 15, 2006 at 04:39 AM · 'Go to Rue de Rome.

Also visit J.J. Rampal/Vatelot shop.' ------------ Thank you for the quick response! I have marked the locations on Google maps and look forward to visiting the shops.

December 15, 2006 at 09:38 PM · yup rue de rome, all the way!

December 15, 2006 at 10:38 PM · David,

do remember that the US$ is pretty bad right now, and things might be even more expensive there then they are here.

December 15, 2006 at 10:42 PM · How about in a violin shop.

December 15, 2006 at 10:48 PM · David,

When I went to Paris and visited the Rue de Rome, I took some photos which I posted on the net; here are the addresses:

http://sandiegobagpipes.com/violin/paris_2006.html

http://sandiegobagpipes.com/paris_2005/paris_lutheries.html

I don't have any shops to suggest for instruments. I enjoyed buying music at "La Flute de Pan" (they have separate string and wind shops).

On the first page are pictures from the Cite de la Musique museum, which is full of rare and unusual instruments. I enjoyed it a lot; I should have stayed longer there!

Have fun in Paris - go to Angelina's for hot chocolate, about US $10 for 2 cups!

Larry Samuels

December 20, 2006 at 04:09 PM · when my boyfriend and i were in paris we passed a luthier shop called "pavie luthier", fairly close to notre dame....just across the river, from the back of the cathedral, if i remember correctly.

December 20, 2006 at 04:19 PM · Hi, Marcus Klimke, VSA gold medal in 2000, is in Paris or Angers, i email him 6 months ago and say me that he will open a workshop in Paris, i inquire about this.

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