I'm trying to learn as many french "fabric-based" words before our trip in October. Fabric, in french is tissu. One of my favorite books Simple Sewing with a French Twist recommends several locations in Paris for fabric shopping and I've found a few others. Here's my google map of Paris Fabric Stores. I will add more soon.
So far I know that...
Fabric is Tissu Button is butons Thread/yarn is Fils Accessories is Accessoirisation Tricot is knit?
Oh yah, and I have to remember to order it in meters not yards.