Comfort Hotel Andre Latin
50-52 Rue Gay Lussac
Phone: (33) 1 43547660
Fax: (33) 1 40517710
Cheese isn't just cheese here; it's an art, a culinary experience , it's fromage! With six stores spread across Paris, Androuët has been pleasing cheese lovers since 1909. Its passionate and dedicated team offers you over 200 products; a wide variety of flavors from various territories. Pick up what you like and they even give you handy tips and recipes!
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.
Established in 1974 by Eric Goujou, La Tuile à Loup is a one-of-a-kind shop that has an enviable collection of handicrafts from France's rural artisans. The hand-picked items range from kitchenware, ceramics, textiles, earthenware, hand blown glasses, beautiful wicker baskets and more. These gems are created by traditional craftsmen where the craft has been perfected through generations. The exquisite fares are not only a gorgeous display but are meant to be used in your daily lives. From the attractive olive facade to the enchanting ambiance inside, La Tuile à Loup will allure you. Stop over to pick pieces that are unique and stunning as a gift for yourself or a souvenir for your loved ones.
Located in the Latin Quarter of the city, Aux Cerises de Lutèce is a novelty store. This tea-room and jewelry shop has an old-worldly charm to it. Browse through their collection of trinkets and precious gems while taking a sip of refreshing tea or nibbling on baked goodies. They even have a lunch menu for those who want a quick bite. Whether for shopping or leisurely bite, Aux Cerises de Lutèce is definitely worth a visit.
Practically every sport is covered in one of the 29 Au Vieux Campeur (Old Camper) sports shops, all located within the Latin Quarter. Each store specializes in one specific activity: mountain climbing, winter sports, water sports, running, tennis, camping, and much more. The staff are professional and the products top of the range. They don't just sell, they offer other services, such as ski waxing and racket stringing; little touches that make all the difference such as the free indoor rock-climbing wall, great for a training session or trying out that new equipment before you buy it.
Established in 1978, this shop in Latin Quarter has been enthralling music lovers for decades now. Apart from a classical music collection, Crocodisc has an enviable compilation of old and new LPs, CDs and DVDs ranging from reggae, world music, soul, junk, pop and many other genres. You can also trade your collection here, check website for more details.
The amazing collection of chess boards on display in the window is sure to draw enthusiasts to this unique shop. Located in the Fifth Arrondissement of Paris, Games in Blue has a marvelous selection of wooden board games like Chinese checkers, carrom, backgammon and go. Also included are quirky collectibles such as the chess set made with pieces that are characters from the Simpson's TV series. A tiny establishment, Games in Blue is for all board games lovers and for those looking for something different to gift.
Le Bonbon au Palais was launched in 2009, replete with an air of nostalgia. Candy connoisseur and curator of fine confections, Georges Marquès, owns this venture that aims to reinvent the sweets industry. Numerous apothecary jars of old-fashioned sweet treats are laid out in an ambiance that is reminiscent of a 1950s classroom. Some of the best artisans and confectioners from across France are represented in the array of candies, chocolates, fruit jellies, calissons and bonbons showcased. Marvel at the vibrant and wonderful display and sample a varied range of flavors and textures that come with a history lesson from Georges.
Hollington is a renowned label in men's apparel, the clothing line includes designer waist coats, shirts, blazers and suits. Team these with any of the accessories from ties, hats and even colorful socks for a casual ensemble. The garments found here are a blend of contemporary cuts and comfort. The latter however is given more importance keeping in mind the busy working schedules of men. The clientèle includes the who's who of the fashion world as well as the corporate world. As Paris is known as the fashion capital and this store adds to its style quotient.
Pâtisserie Viennoise is a hidden gem and is known for its unsweetened hot chocolate, a crowd favorite. A popular hang-out for nearby students, this timeless pastry shop offers a range of Viennese pastries and a small selection of salads, quiches and pastas as mains. So if in the neighborhood, don't forget to try this tiny confectionery.
Oona L'Ourse specializes in haute couture wear for kids. A wide selection of labels offers jackets, tops, sweaters, shoes and dresses. The store on Rue 72 drops names, such as Shetland, and stocks high-end goods. Money certainly speaks here, and on a good day, you can rub shoulders with celebrities like Catherine Deneuve. Call the store for more information.