Comfort Hotel Cachan Paris Sud
2 rue Mirabeau
Phone: (33) 1 45471800
Fax: (33) 1 45470181
Place Rungis is a stone's throw away from Rue de la Colonie and is famous for it's Bobillot Market. The market attracts many shoppers and tourists visiting the nearby attractions like Parc Montsouris and Église Sainte-Anne de la Butte-aux-Cailles. Place Rungis lies in the Rungis commune in southern part of the city.
If you like Asian cuisine, you'll love this vast emporium situated in the heart of Chinatown. Stocked with all kinds of Asian products and exotic fruits and vegetables unknown to most westerners, many of the products are labeled only in Chinese. Fans of kitsch will love the colorful packaging and canned goods. Very friendly staff. Call ahead for more details.
This open-air flea market is not as big as the one in Saint-Ouen but is nevertheless a fun place to be. Shops offer old books, old furniture and antiques. The market consists of professional shop keepers and stall owners who set up shop only on weekends. This flea market is the smallest in Paris but is a good place to pick up some interesting souvenirs to take back home. If you're lucky, you could also find something historic and original. Happy shopping!
Aux Vignobles du Plaisir is housed in a basement wine cellar in the 14th district on the outskirts of Paris, offering a wide selection of wines culled from some of France's most famous wine regions. Equal parts store and sampling salon, visitors can pair their tester wines with a wide assortment of quality cheeses and cold cuts, or mark off their checklist for delectable local varietals. Wine-seeking shoppers are highly advised to pay a visit to this hidden winery.
Le Petit Baigneur has the perfect designs for a relaxed urban look. With designs that feature a casual feeling yet a modern outline and eye-catching fabric, these outfits have a timeless beauty. Try on one of their looks and soon you won't be able to leave without a piece. Or ten.
Café Grenadine is a fun baby-friendly cafe. They offer everything you will want to enjoy with your child and family. The coffees and teas are exceptional; and they offer separate kid and adult menus. Do not miss trying out their cupcakes! The games and workshops they conduct consist of creative, musical and other themes that enhance the intelligence and knowledge of the child. The kid store features accessories such as leather slippers, steel flasks, cute mini bottles, baby slings and lots more for new moms and babies. Visit their website for detailed information on all their other services.
Chez Bogato is a pastry wonderland where sweets take the form of fairy tale characters, cartoons, castles and more. This bakery has everything from cupcakes, pastries, cookies and biscuits that will delight you. Customized cakes are their specialty and are not only a visual treat but taste delicious as well. You can also shop for baking essentials such as candy bowls and molds. A must for pastry chefs and enthusiasts.
A veritable "cité-ciné" (cinema city) from before the advent of the multiplexes using that name. The Entrepôt (Warehouse) boasts three theaters featuring mainly recent art films, as well as a restaurant and café, a bar, and a film-oriented bookstore. Shows run from 11a-10.30p daily.
All of you who are passionate about tea will find varieties from such places as India, Sri Lanka, China, Tibet, Taïwan, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Kenya (among others). Over 300 kinds of tea are available in a very elaborate post-colonial decor. Of course, you will also find all the accessories needed to prepare that precious beverage in the correct manner. Order by mail at 3, Rue de Nice, 75011 Paris.
pâtisserie Sadaharu AOKI offers an amalgamation of French and Japanese culinary traditions in the colorful delicacies that it offers. Counters overflowing with freshly-baked bread, cheese and pastries greet customers. It is an established brand today, having been in the city for years. Do walk in to collect a batch of your favorite creations for some unforgettably sweet memories.
Carl Marletti's eponymous patisserie in the 5th arrondissement is renowned for its artistic desserts, that look as great as they taste. On display are vibrant sweet treats and confections in inventive varieties. Savor the decadent French classics like Tarte Tatin, Millefeuille, Baba au Rhum, macaroons, fruit tarts and eclairs. The pastry chef's signature creations are Censier, dark chocolate quenelle and praline candy crisp; violet-flavored choux pastry, Lily Valley; and cheesecake-style Rialto.
The Concept Store is the new shop located inside the MK2 Bibliothèque cinema in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. All the products sold here are scrupulously selected, quality items. You will find everything in relation to the movie industry (books, CDs, posters, stationery, DVDs etc.) and much more (grocery items, design objects, kids products etc.) such as a “do-it-yourself” camera that takes vintage pictures, fun jewelry, perfumes, comics, T-shirts, organic teas and scented oils. If you are looking for a present or if you have time before your movie starts, the Concept Store is the place to stroll in.