Address, Department store, Shopping

Paris’ First Department Store ?

– The oldest department store and the only one of the Rive Gauche. – Founded in 1852, by Aristide Boucicaut and his wife Marguerite with a new culture of commerce that included fixed prices, lower margins, home delivery, item exchange, mail order, promotional periods and sales, a commercial model that would soon be copied around […]

Address, District, Pastry

The Best Pastries in Paris ?

Jean-Paul Hévin: chocolate pastries. 231 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris 1er. 3 rue Vavin, Paris 6e. 23 bis avenue de la Motte Picquet, Paris 15e. Pierre Hermé: macaron, truffle, croissant. 72 rue Bonaparte, Paris 6e. 185 rue de Vaugirard, Paris 15e. La Pâtisserie des Rêves: Paris-Brest. Philippe Conticini. 93 Rue du Bac, Paris 7e. 111 Rue de […]

Address, Restaurant

Auberge Nicolas Flamel in a Historic House ?

The house on Montmorency street was built by Flamel in 1407, and is now the oldest stone house in Paris. It’s here where Flamel is said to have carried out his experiments in alchemy. This was the legend of Nicolas Flamel that came after his death. He was a scribe, illuminator of books and manuscripts, […]

Address, Café, Restaurant

Verlaine in the oldest café, Le Procope, Paris 6 ?

The oldest café and restaurant in Paris, founded in 1686, Le Procope was once frequented by such emblematic figures as Voltaire, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, Benjamin Franklin and of course, Verlaine. With its chandelier-clad high ceilings and walls lined with antique paintings, to visit this café is to step back in time. Address: 13 […]


Our Best Chocolatiers in Paris ?

Patrick Roger, 108, bd Saint-Germain, VIe. Pierre Marcolini, 3, rue Scribe, IXe. Jean-Paul Hévin, 231, rue Saint-Honoré, Ier. Jacques Genin, 133, rue de Turenne, IIIe. Michel Cluizel, 201, Rue St. Honoré, Ier. Christian Constant, 37 rue Assas, VIe. Michel Chaudun, 149 Rue de l’Université, VIIe. La Maison du Chocolat, 225, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Ier. […]

Address, Food Stores

Madeleine Paris Famous Food Stores ?

– Fauchon: 24-26, place de la Madeleine. – Hediard: 21, place de la Madeleine. – Caviar Kaspia: 17, place de la Madeleine. – Maille mustard: 6, place de la Madeleine. – Lavinia wine: 3, boulevard de la Madeleine. – La Maison du Chocolat: 8, boulevard de la Madeleine.

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Dalloyau, the Best Macarons in Paris ?

– Discovered by Louis XIV in 1682, Charles Dalloyau and his descendants became “Officiers de Bouche” until the French revolution. – In 1802, the Dalloyau family founded the first “Maison de Gastronomie” at the 101, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, the current address of Dalloyau’s main Paris shop. – Dalloyau’s most famous pastry: Opera […]