Day Trip from Paris : Provins

Provins (the S is not prounced) is a little over an hour by train from Paris train station Gare de L’Est. It is a fantastic place to go with kids of all ages during the high seasons (April through October). The main attraction are the the medieval shows that are performed but also for the medieval architecture. And even if… 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 →

Jardin de Luxembourg : Kids Paradise!

We brought Bébé Chéri recently to the Luxembourg Garden for a day of kids fun and frolicking that was absolutely fantastic! For 4€ we had 30 minutes of stick weilding fun as our three-year-old brandished his boat stick with excitement and we raced after him trying to keep other garden-goers from losing an eye. Great fun indeed! Les Voiliers du… 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 →

Happy Holidays 2017 from Prête-Moi Paris!

Dear readers, I am not as frequent about posting as I would like. Life does take a front seat to the blog these days. Bébé Chéri is getting bigger, and will be attending school next Fall, Chéri and I are busy working parents in the ever churning city of Paris. I try to post on Instagram much more often for… Read more →

New York Fashion House, Kate Spade Takes on Paris

Kate Spade, the queen of Fun New York fashion, has taken the leap over the « pond » (the Atlantic ocean) and snagged a very chic address on rue Saint Honoré, in the heart of Paris, and on one of THE best shopping streets in the City of Light. I found myself with five minutes to spare the other day and ducked… 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 →

Grand Hôtel Du Palais Royal : Summer Swank 

My apologies for the long hiatus (a month and a half) since last posting. Life was extra delicious and I wanted to enjoy it without the distraction of the blog. But I must share with you the lovely moment I had at the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal earlier in the summer. A cocktail party to celebrate summer and the… 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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