A christmas market with trees and decorations on the ground.

Christmas Markets in Paris

December 28, 2023

By DAVID DADOUN Nothing exudes the spirit and festiveness of Christmas more than the traditional Christmas markets in Paris. Sip hot spiced wine while shopping for artisan cheeses, giant-sized ginger bread cookies, sausages, wines and other winter season specialties. Each market…

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Rue Cler

March 13, 2013

One of the best gourmet shopping markets (marchés) in Paris is on Rue Cler, the same area Julia Child shopped when she lived in Paris in the early 1950s. What is interesting about Rue Cler is that many of the same shops…

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A display case filled with lots of different pastries.

Rue Cler — Antique Show and More (Gourmet)

May 9, 2012

Searching for silver, fine china, goblets of Baccarat, antique necklaces, old framed art pieces and other fine brocante pieces? The next fabulous antique and brocante show will be on Rue Cler in the upper-crust 7th Arrondissement of Paris, on May…

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A jar of honey is shown in this picture.

Paris Honey

August 24, 2010

Paris is becoming a new breeding ground of sorts – for honey. Who says there is a shortage of bees, as in Paris bee populations are growing, and Paris is reputed to be the source of some of the best honey…

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Video Tours of Paris

July 28, 2010

For a video tour of various areas in Paris, we are pleased to partner with GeoBeats to provide a menu of places to see by video, from Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré for fashionistas to Rue des Rosiers for experiencing the…

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A restaurant with red and black striped awnings.


March 16, 2010

With its distinctive red and black label, Hediard (pronounced “e-dee-yarâ€) is a top place to buy fine coffee, tea, sweets, chocolates, fruits and wine. Established in 1854, what is unique about Hediard is that in each store there is a…

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L’Epicerie Fine (Rive Gauche)

March 8, 2010

Just around the corner from Rue Cler is one of the best small epicerie shops in Paris, where you can buy olive oils, vinegars, teas, coffee, spices, high-quality canned tuna, chocolates and other specialty items. The owner is very friendly and helpful, as are his…

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Lucien Legrand Filles et Fils

March 3, 2010

Since 1850 this wine store, which also sells sweets, chocolate and gourmet food has been pleasing Parisians with a taste for the best of everything. It is a great store where children can admire the baskets of chocolate, sucettes (lollipops) and other…

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A couple of people walking down an indoor walkway.

Galerie Vivienne

February 28, 2010

In the second arrondissement near Paris Bourse (the Paris Stock Exchange), Place de Victoire, the Banque de France and a hop, skip and a jump from Palais-Royale, is a secret hideaway of shops and an ancient passage, Galerie Vivienne, built as an indoor shopping…

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Debauve & Gallais (2eme)

February 28, 2010

Since 1800 Debauve & Gallais has made fine chocolates in Paris, and walking into any Debauve & Gallais stores takes you back into time. The stores are real gems, with chocolates, coffee, teas and pâté de fruit (little fruit candies that burst with fruit…

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