Comfort Hotel Cergy Pontoise
allee Rosa Luxembourg
Phone: (33) 1 34219155
Fax: (33) 1 34489683
allee Rosa Luxembourg Eragny sur Oise, Cergy-Pontoise, FR, 95612
- Phone: (33) 1 34219155
- Fax: (33) 1 34489683
Emmaüs is a charity association shop in France selling secondhand objects given by individuals. That’s not where it ends for this organism, founded in 1949 by Father Pierre, as it is a solid group of various lay organizations. It offers a way to get work, housing, etc. to the poorest citizens. Numerous shops exist across France, among them the two biggest in are in the Parisian region: Bougival and Neuilly-Plaisance. In the Bougival shop, you will find furniture, bedding, decorative objects, electrical household appliances, as well as toys, stamps and carpets. Special sale days are organized; you will find all the information online.
Arteum was created in 2008 and is a new concept store involving many artistic forms. The idea is to distribute pieces of art in a democratic and unusual way. Two concept stores were opened in two big shopping malls (one of which is the CNIT La Défense). They propose products and services relating to the domain of creation. You will find photography, paintings, sculptures, decorative objects and fashion accessories. Exhibitions change every two months. Arteum strives to make their products available to everyone thanks to reasonable prices. Arteum also organizes meetings with artists, conferences, and workshops for children.
Raoul Maeder doesn't disappoint if one is looking for a typical Parisian boulangerie. The inviting counters filled with baguettes, quiches, pies and cakes beckon one to enter and sample the delectable selections. For an average cost of EUR 6, the bakery offers good value for money. The apple tart is a must try item. The bakery only seats eight people so it is advisable to order a take away.
Kusmi Tea is not just a beverage; it is a long-standing, internationally known company that has grown and evolved for over 100 years. Here, you can peruse through all sorts of flavors and blends of tea, pick out a new tea set or simply enjoy the flavorful aromas that envelop the shop. An exquisite place to visit.
If you're looking for a unique present, head to Baum in the heart of 17th Arrondissement. The lovely store prides itself on an eclectic selection of knickknacks and collectibles. For a fun addition to your living space, browse through quilts, pillow covers and upholstery in great designs and of top quality. Funky tissues, candles, wall hangings and chimes promise to beautifully punctuate a blank wall. Boxes and pouches in vibrant prints, as well as accessories for the table like pen stands and paper weights, are unconventional and artistic pieces. Take home quirky treasures as a wonderful souvenir or a one-of-a-kind gift.
A trip to Marché Poncelet is a staple on Parisian itineraries aiming to capture the local essence of the City of Light. Open throughout the week except on Mondays, the famous outdoor market is located within stumbling distance of the Arc de Triomphe. It is lined with stalls selling local specialties, fresh produce, fruits, vegetables, seafood, artisan cheese and bread. Begin your day with breakfast at the street boulangerie where the aroma of freshly-baked baguettes, pastries and confectionery engulfs your senses. Sample freshly-shucked oysters, relish gourmet chocolates, witness chicken roasting in the open, rummage through artifacts, buy unique souvenirs and mingle with the locals at one of the best food markets in Paris.
After dining in a gourmet French restaurant at the city center, walk into the Pâtisserie des Rêves for a delicious treat. A part of a renowned chain of pastry shops in Paris, this place is a delight for the eyes as it is beautifully decorated with freshly baked products that can be seen from its glass windows. The choices on offer feature creamy pastries and cakes. This is definitely a popular haunt for pastry lovers. The Saint-Honoré, which is a pastry fused with cream and eclair, is a hot seller here.
At Patrick Roger you don't simply eat sweets but experience and relish chocolates. The owner, a chocolate artist himself, loves to experiment and present chocolates in their most unbelievable and creative forms. He travels everywhere and sources the ingredients from all over the world. Whether it's the fruit jellies infused with peach, or the mouthwatering truffles, you can't help but finish the entire box. As you enter the store, be prepared for the culinary assault of aromatic chocolates; warding off the temptation is like fighting a losing battle.
If you love fashion but your trip around the city has drilled a hole in your pocket, then Reciproque is your ideal destination for some designer shopping. Established in 1978, Reciproque is a consignment store that houses all the popular designer labels. Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, Cartier, Valentino, McQueen and many more names can be found here. Reciproque has seven outlets lined up on rue de la Pompe in Paris' 16th Arrondisement. Together they comprise of 700 square meters (7534.7 square feet), making it one of the biggest consignment stores in the city.
The world's biggest flea market welcomes 200,000 visitors each weekend. You name it and this place will have it: furniture, pictures, new and second-hand clothes, all at rock-bottom prices (especially if you're a dab hand at haggling). There's a jovial fairground atmosphere with the aroma of food wafting around and people crowding round the stalls, hoping to pick up a 1970s leather jacket or a rare Louis XV chest of drawers. Make sure you have cash on you, as stallholders seldom accept credit cards and the nearest available cash machine is always lined out.
France has a worldwide reputation for its cured and artisan cheeses. Back in 1909, Henri Androuët was inspired to explore the country's cheese lineage. Realizing his passion for cheese-making gave way to the family brand. For over a century, the boutique has matured handmade selections of Mozzarella, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, and a myriad of milk, curd, blue-veined and processed fromages. Indulge in a plethora of regional cheeses, each retaining its distinctive flavor and texture. Cheese lovers are sure to enjoy exquisite wine pairings and a globe-spanning variety of treats.
Following the success of the website meilleursvinsbio.com, Meilleurs Vins Bio opens a shop in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. All the famous brands and names are present. The concept is modern and environment friendly; you get the sommelier’s advice in choosing the best organic wine for you, among both the French and foreign labels available (Chili, Spain, Italy). Every Thursday from 7p to 9p free tasting is organized, with comments and explanations from the sommelier, which enable you to discover the best French grape varietals. Meilleurs Vins Bio proves that it is possible to enjoy a product while respecting the environment, the producers and, of course, the consumers.