Violin makers inevitably have fascinating storefronts necessarily located in the calmer parts of a city or town (concentration and precision oblige). This atelier is in Rouen on a pedestrian street at Place du Lieutenant Aubert. In Paris luthiers are grouped around the rue de Rome, back behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, the historic music quarter of stringed and other instruments. Worth more than a detour for any mélomane.
un luthier: a violin maker
un atelier: a workshop, studio
un instrument à cordes: a cord instrument
un archet: a bow for stringed instruments
un mélomane: a music lover, especially of classical music
la musique savant: genre including opera, symphonic, chamber, sacred, baroque and contemporary music
©2012 P.B. Lecron