Gourmet Shops

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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Popelini | Best Patisserie in Paris

June 23, 2011

Popelini, tucked away along a quiet road in the 3rd arrondissement, is a showcase for one of French pâtisserie’s staples – choux pastry. After all, French pâtisserie just wouldn’t be the same without Ã©clairs, réligieuses, choux and saint-honorés, now would it? Popelini has made choux pastry its speciality…

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Jacques Génin | Gourmet Chocolate

May 11, 2011

Post-Easter and springtime in Paris are not a good pair. While you may be ready and willing to put on summery clothes, the facts are you’ve just spent a whole weekend eating loads of chocolate eggs, bells and rabbits. Women’s…

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Pâques – Easter In Paris

April 17, 2011

Pâques (Easter and Passover) in Paris is all about chocolate, easter eggs, and fun activities for children. Windows of chocolate shops are lined with ornate chocolate eggs, some the size of American footballs, for sale (and eating) during the holiday. Themes…

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Pâtisserie Viennoise

February 19, 2011

Down a hidden side street just off the main tourist area around St. Michel is a tiny, unremarkable shop front that is simply labeled Pâtisserie Viennoise (Viennese Pâtisserie). All that can be seen in the small window is row upon row of…

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Aux Pipalottes Gourmandes

February 12, 2011

Walking around in Paris, it is not uncommon to see prepared food shops, dispelling most idealized visions of the leisurely, daily 3-course lunch. For my part, these window fronts do little to tempt me inside as the various trays of…

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Boulangerie Malineau

January 21, 2011

Just from looking in the window of this bakery, it is clear that their selection of sweet treats is out of this world. Located on the busy rue Vieille du Temple, you can be sure to round off a sunny…

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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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Marie Antoinette

May 12, 2010

The name alone conjures up images of grandeur and opulence the likes of which will never be seen again. Whatever historians may say to the contrary, she will always be remembered as the royal for whom no luxury was too…

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