Comfort Hotel Paris La Fayette
23 rue des Messageries
Phone: (33) 1 48000011
Fax: (33) 1 48000836
A unique concept, it is a cafe and store rolled into one and a great place for expectant and young parents. Le Poussette Café is a welcome break in the busy world of child rearing. Whether it is a bigger kid or a toddler, the wonderful playground outside the cafe is a great place to be in while you enjoy a lunch with friends. If you have come shopping for your tiny tot, you will find trendy clothes, cool toys, colorful books and for those expecting, everything you need after the birth of your child. You can check out their website for events like baby massage classes and parental workshops that are really helpful. With facilities like highchairs, booster seats, changing tables, children's menu and bottle warmers, it is easier to manage your kids in the cafe as well. Parenting can be stressful and they have everything to make your visit enjoyable by taking care of your little special ones.
This tiny chocolate shop may be located in an unglamorous part of the 10th arrondissement and is decidedly lacking in swank, but who cares? The chocolate is superb and the prices are as unpretentious as the neighborhood. Le Furet Tanrade, which has been fabricating chocolates, jams and other confections since 1728, obviously knows what it's doing. All chocolates are handmade and range from classic pralinés and truffles to exotic hemp-infused ganaches. The chocolates are unlabeled, so you'll have to ask for help or take your chances. But given the high quality of these delights, it'd be hard to go wrong. -Barbara Diggs
Michalak Takeaway, located next to Christophe Michalak's pastry school, offers a wide variety of desserts and sweet goods for customers to purchase. If you or somebody you know possesses a sweet tooth, be sure to stop by and purchase some delicious chocolate or a pastry.
Place-A is the place to go when you're looking for a unique gift. It's collection is carefully curated to include a variety of pieces by different artists and brands. With their stock always changing, you never know what you're going to find. Plus, the prices are so good that you can easily afford to get anyone the perfect gift.
Located in the district of Notre-Dame de Lorette, the shop, Le Sourire Multicolore, is specialized in fair trade: you will find ethical clothing and fair-trade objects. All T-shirts and lingerie are made from organic cotton; sweaters are made of cashmere or wool; Bolivian gloves, hats and scarves are hand-knitted. Available brands are: Ethos, Idéo, Herbe Rouge, Peau Ethique and more. To decorate your house, you will find numerous pieces, many of which are made from recycled materials (candle holders, candlesticks, lanterns). Le Sourire Multicolore sells handbags as well as handcrafted jewelry (from Madagascar for example) made out of grain, horns, mother-of-pearl, pearls, vegetable ivory, or even origami.
Le Ciel Est a Tout Le Monde is an old traditional toyshop, renowned as the first kite—seller. Besides kites, the store also has on offer a varied collection of wooden toys, dolls and teddy—bears that will surely make you reminisce your sweet childhood memories. Kids woo over the range of metal cars and one can also choose from books to satiate the minds of curious and zesty children. Children are spoilt for choice with colorful and attractive stationery like rubber, pens, pencils and exercise books that add a fun element to their otherwise tedious homework. They also have a lot of figurines, and furnishings to decorate your little one's room. This is one shopping experience your child should not miss.
Plumes Indigo is an ethnic objects shop that opened in 2007 in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, on Avenue Trudaine. You will find old or contemporary ethnic objects, chosen for their authentic value, reflecting art and craftsmanship of peoples from all over the world. The shop s correspondents throughout the world work with local organizations and craftsmen, respecting the local know-how, techniques and materials. Moreover, Plumes Indigo sells recycled and fair trade products. You will find everything at every price: fabrics, ceramics, decorative objects, contemporary jewelry, old objects and even tableware. Open Sundays during the month of December.
Passage Jouffroy is a your one stop shop. Though this stop is just a passage, it is a mini shopping paradise offering everything from the most elite jewelry to the simplest of clothes. A multitude of brand names have their products on offer here. A number of quaint shops offering interesting and ethnic wares promise to attract the keen eye. Cozy cafes and bookshops are where you can pick up a steaming hot cup of coffee and a good book to make your day. A very famous haunt at Jouffroy is the Estaminet Lyrique. Even if you are not planning on buying something, a walk around this passage is highly rejuvenating and refreshing.
This quaint Parisian shop is the place to go for Spaniard specialties. From a fine selection of imported cheeses, wine, olive oil, and other products, Les Grands d'Espagne in the 9th Arrondissement will surely serve as inspiration for your next meal. The true highlight at this shop is the Iberico ham. Sliced daily, this perfectly salted and savory deli meat is what brings back loyal customers time and time again.
This small pastry shop on the Rue de Martyrs is currently being headed by pastry chef Sebastien Gaudard. The small shop front invites warmth and a feeling of home. This is appropriate as the pastries themselves are meant to take one back to childhood with their simple flavors and presentations. Sample from a selection of pies, cakes, and other pastries; all delicious and fresh. Plus an assortment of chocolates and other sweets to make your mouth water.
Stocked with brightly colored jars of freshly prepared jams and preserves, La Chambre aux Confitures lies hidden away in upscale Marais. Drop by and taste interesting flavors made from real fruits that retain natural flavors and make for a delicious accompaniment to bread. Some novel varieties include rhubarb and elderberry, coconut, banana and raspberry champagne. One can also try the mango chocolate and salted butter caramel.
La Fabrique was launched in 2011 by an avid cookie lover and gave way to an inventive culinary movement. The timeless baked delight dons imaginative avatars that are influenced by classic flavor combinations like lemon meringue, strawberry white chocolate, cinnamon and apple, smarties, oreo and candied orange. The choicest ingredients are selected from across the country; calisson candy representing Aix-en-Provence and pink praline sourced from Valence as well as nougat from Montélimar. Your cookie order can be customized for a delicious addition to the menu at your private event.