Category Archives: 7th arrondissement

Coutume Café

One of the best coffee drinks I have had in Paris was from Coutume Café, 47 rue Babylone, 75007. A Frenchman and an Australian started Coutume in 2011 and have now expanded to two other spots in Paris as well as locations in Japan. They offer delicious house roasted coffee and healthy breakfast and lunch…
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A la Mère de Famille

In honor of Valentine's Day, I am thinking about making something from the "A la Mère de Famille" cookbook. Are you familiar with this Parisian confectioner? They have nine stores in Paris (see the complete list here) where you can indulge in a variety of delicious chocolates and candies. Founded in 1761, this confectioner has…
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La Pagode Cinema

The film award season is upon us and if I had my druthers I would catch up on all the nominees at La Pagode, 57 bis, rue de Babylone, 75007. But to be honest, it would be a treat to see any film in this beautiful theater that was at one time was an actual Japanese…
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Aux Merveilleux de Fred

Have you heard of the meringues from Aux Merveilleux de Fred? If not, I recommend a stop at one of their five shops in Paris and get ready to sample something truly marvelous. You will find six flavors of meringue cakes with whipped cream coated in some truly decadent toppings. Fortunately, the meringues come in different sizes.…
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Musée Rodin

The Musée Rodin, 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 is definitely in my top ten of favorite places in Paris. The museum is dedicated to the works of the French sculptor, Augustine Rodin and includes some of his most famous works (The Thinker, The Kiss and The Gates of Hell). Works by Rodin (and other notable artists) can…
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Jardin Catherine-Labouré

Just off of rue Babylone in Paris' 7th arrondissement is the Jardin Catherine-Labouré, 29 rue Babylone 75007. With high walls somewhat hiding its entrance on rue Babylone, you may walk by this park without even noticing it. I was surprised to find it was a good-sized park with plenty of open space for relaxing. I enjoyed a few…
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les Berges

Last summer when we were in Paris, we checked out the recently opened les Berges. It is an approximately 1.5 mile promenade along the left bank of the Seine stretching from Port de Solferino to Port de Gros Caillou. It is a nice place to enjoy the Seine against a backdrop of greenery that has a more…
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Bonton – Part II

Here's a few more photos from a trip to Bonton around New Year's Eve 2013. The store seemed to be staged in a sort of Where the Wild Things Are party theme. I loved how they even decorated the chandelier. For more details on Bonton check out my post here.
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Bonton – Part I

Bonton is a children's store in Paris. Actually, it is almost like a department store with everything from cribs to clothes to birthday party supplies. There is even a hair salon tucked away in the back of the store. As I mentioned here, the store was started by Irène Cohen and her husband Thomas (who is the…
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Frederic Malle

One of my favorite ways to remember a special trip is buy something scented like a candle, perfume, lotion, or soap. I try to buy it at the beginning of my trip, and use it during the rest of my time away. Then when I return home, each time I smell the scent I am…
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