Another bicycle shop we visited was La Bicyclette (the French word for bicycle) near our hotel and the Bastille.
The shop is proudly owned by Lorenzo Savorino who was busy doing assembling a new bicycle for an anxious customer while we were there. Again my wife translated for Lorenzo and myself with only a few minor hiccups. Lorenzo it turns out is from Italy and he sometimes struggles with French, his second language..
He told of moving to Paris to open a bicycle shop to make a better life for his family. His sons have grown and are now partners in the business.
One interesting bike he had in the shop was a Savorino badged track bike that he proudly proclaimed he built and it had been used by the Italian Olympic Bicycle Track Team.