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Le Petit Souk a Kid’s Treasure Trove

The Brand began in the north of France in 2005 by a husband and wife team. A bazaar boutique dedicated to fun and frivolity for kids, big and small. The branch on the rue de Levis in the Batignolles opened on 2017, and frankly it couldn’t have been placed in a better spot. Rue de Levis is a charming market… Read more →

Treize Au Jardin

Or as I like to call it, The New Treize! Laurel and Kajsa, the dynamic duo of 13 A Baker’s Dozen, have done it again : created another magical address. This is the rebirth of a true labor of love. They said goodbye in March (2018) to their darling cozy spot we knew and loved on rue des Saints Pères,… Read more →

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 →

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