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Caron De Beaumarchais : A Charming Boutique Hotel In The Marais

Article by Helen of London Meets Paris (Photos by Helen, unless otherwise indicated.) Image courtesy of the Hotel De Beaumarchais Medieval Marias with it’s narrow cobblestone alleyways is steeped in history dating back to the 12th century, it was an area largely occupied by nobility. Today, it is very much the Jewish Quarter of Paris and this is very evident… Read more →

Le P’tit Musset

This charming little purple decorated café has been tempting us ever since we moved to the Batignolles quarter. Well I finally went. It’s everything you could want from a French café, great food, charming atmosphere without the cliché decorum and it’s full of locals. Le P’tit Musset 132 rue Cardinet 75017 Paris Read more →

Say Fromage! Batignolles Cheese Bar : Formaticus

It was a butcher shop until recently. It probably closed because of all the competition in the Batignolles covered market. And now this lovely address with an Art Nouveau façade is a charming little cheese bar and fromagerie. Formaticus. Formaticus has fresh cheeses to take away with you and savour at home, or on a picnic; or you can snag one… Read more →

Mamma Primi – Italy in the Batignolles 

The success story of Victor, Tigrane and their somewhere north of 240 Italian collaborators have literally taken Paris by storm. Two French guys who have a major thing for Italy and Italian cuisine, opened their first restaurant in the South of France in 2015. They have not seen a wane in their popularity since. In fact it just keeps getting… Read more →

Roy René Confiseries 

A provincial brand of traditional almond sweets is almost one hundred years old as of 2017! Born in 1920, the confiserie Roy René comes straight out of the heart of Aix-en-Provence.  One of the most charming regions of France, I have been lucky to have visited it several times.  Along with olive oil, artists and lavender, this region is also known for… Read more →

Paris and Spring and Pretty Things 

Spring is always a beautiful season in Paris. The blossoms, that last just for a couple weeks, turn this city into a fairytale. Lucky for me I got a couple weeks of vacation and a visit from my mama chérie to enjoy April in Paris.  Read more →

French Breakfast 

The best kind of breakfast out in Paris, according to me anyway, is not the overpriced, complicated, you-need-to-reserve-a-table brunch kind. Non, it’s the roll-out-of-bed and head to your favorite café kind where you can have a café crème, à fresh croissant and a « tartine » (baguette with butter and jam). Simple. Delicious. What more do you need in the morning (in… Read more →

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