Comfort Hotel Les Mureaux/Flins
1 bis, Rue des Pleiades
Les Mureaux, 78 130
Phone: (33) 1 34747250
Fax: (33) 1 30993904
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.
The sight of glass shelves brimming with delectable breads and colorful cakes, and the aroma of freshly baked dough welcomes customers to Maison Guinon. An old bakery in the city, it also features the trademark blue ceiling that is reminiscent of its experience in the dining circles of the city. Pick out a bag full of breads and a few pastries to add sweetness to your day.
For a wide variety of antiques and vintage artifacts, head to Les Antiquaires de la Geôle. From the usual furniture and accessories, to less common artifacts and artwork, everything finds a place here. The many stores are sprawling with objects vying for your attention. Come with plenty of time at hand, in order to explore each corner.
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.
A la Mère de Famille, the iconic chocolate factory, is the oldest of its kind in the city. Founded in 1761 by Pierre Jean Bernard, the establishment specializes in a wide variety of artisan chocolates. Velvety ganache and luscious pralines are molded into lovely gemstone-like shapes and packed with flavor and texture. Crafted from the finest cocoa, the edible jewels almost melt in your mouth. The assortment is artistically attractive, with unique styles and designs that make for great gifts and souvenirs.
Aux Bons Fromage is a timeless Parisian store in the Victor Hugo district, offering unparalleled service and selection at their boutique cheese shop. Owned and operated my mother and son team Colette and Claude Maret, Aux Bons Fromage carries several varieties of local French cheese, each sourced from nearby producers according to seasonal availability. Call ahead and make a reservation to see the cellar storeroom in which the Maret family ages their goat cheese and puts on wine tasting events.
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.
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.
Un peu, beaucoup are not just florists, but conceptual artists using nature as a medium to express their imaginative vision. François Lequesne blends his passion and creativity with this unique venture. His sketches come to life to form magnificent and awe-inspiring bouquets and creations that take the sublime art of flower arrangement to a whole other level. Use their services if you're looking to transform your garden to a themed English paradise or Zen haven.
As soon as you step into Béchu, an infectious aroma takes over. This store near the scenic Place Victor Hugo is one of the best hidden finds on the boulangerie scene. It retains its 1930s decor and Art Deco elements that complement the attractive display of sweet treats and bake goods. From baguettes and croissants, to inventive hazelnut feuillantine, coco-banane and chocolate griotte, they have it all. Don't miss their famous pain au chocolat.
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.
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.