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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

Select Rotterdam station

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Pep's
223 rue St-Martin, Passage de l'Ancre
Paris

www.peps-paris.com


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Forget everything you’ve heard: the capital of rain is Paris, not London city! The proof: a specialised shop for repairing umbrellas! Classified as an ‘Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant’ (a living heritage enterprise), the Maison Pep's also sells new made in France models, and you can even take a tour!In the middle of a pedestrian street awash in flowers and brightly coloured facades, Thierry Millet’s workshop is specialised in ribs... Made of steel or carbon fibre, that is, the kind that give umbrellas their rigid structure. His mission? To give them a second life.

Rainy season, happy season


Each year, no fewer than 10 000 umbrellas pass through the hands of Thierry Millet. Accompanied by an equally varied cast of characters. Famous actors, English fashion icons, old ladies of the neighbourhood… he sees a steady stream of all kinds and all budgets. And with repairs costing just 10 to 20 euros, they are onto something! But Thierry is more than a repairman; he is also an inventor…

Artisan of living heritage


Listed among the entreprises du patrimoine vivant, Pep’s has been recognised for its outstanding French savoir-faire. Whether it’s a repair or a new creation, his work is of the highest quality. Prices for umbrellas can vary from 28 to 200 €, while they can even set you back 1000 €, for special pieces! His pride and joy? His Eiffel Tower umbrella. If you were looking for a souvenir of Paris…
Metro : Arts et Métiers or Etienne Marcel.Group tours available by request in English and French.

Brigitte, 39 MOTHER

Mother, bohemian and Parisian, I love Paris' cosmopolitan side and warmth. Exhibitions, walks, outings with the children...I'll take you on a discovery of the most welcoming places in Paris. My little extra: with my love of food as my compass, I always set course for the best lemon tarts in the city.

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