Chuck was reading the Rick Steves' book someone left here and found that there was a little shopping area east of our neighborhood. It had been warehouses and such. We took two metros to get there, including line 14, which is very fast, driveless, and has some unique stations. The metro exits directly in front of the "village." It turned out to be across the Seine from the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
We enjoyed walking, looking in little shops, having lunch at a very French cafe, among only French people. No English speaking people seemed to be there. We treated ourselves to cookies, nougats & caramels from a cute little shop.