P1090489 Knick-knack vendors
at the Eiffel Tower. You'll see these guys with bundles of miniature Eiffel Tower replicas within miles from the tower. A fellow tourist expressed a doubt whether those vendors were legal (i.e. had permits to sell their wares). They sure scatter quickly when police arrives. To my surprise, miniature replicas of the Eiffel Tower were also sold at other tourist-heavy spots of Paris, e.g. Arc de Triomphe or Sacre Coeur, but the replicas of those other famous objects were not -- maybe they aren't considered as recognizeable.
My blog posts about Paris:
Automated, nanny-state bathrooms.
Panhandling and languages.
Mandatory post about food in Paris
Fast food in Paris: an oxymoron
A rushed tour of Paris famous tourist points
Paris tour continues: Monmartre
Getting almost stuck in a transportation strike.
Or see all my blog posts about Paris in one page.