Category Archives: 9th arrondissement

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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The best time of the year for window shopping…

J'adore faire du lèche-vitrines when I am in Paris! But my favorite time of the year for faire du lèche-vitrines (literally licking the windows) is the holiday season. The grand department stores like Printemps, 64, Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 and Galeries Lafayette, 40, Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 go all out decorating their windows beginning in mid-November. Each year the department stores…
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Another visit to the Palais Garnier (Opera Garnier)

The Palais Garnier (or the Paris Opera House) is so beautiful that I could visit it over and over again. I updated my last blog post on it with some recent photos. Check them out here. P.S. I stopped by the nearby Cafe de la Paix, 5 Place de l'Opéra, 75009 for lunch based on a friend's recommendation.…
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rue des Martyrs

Have you been to the SoPi (South Pigalle) neighborhood? I wrote about this hip area in the 9th arrondissement here and mentioned that I particularly enjoy spending time on rue Henry Monnier and rue des Martyrs. I shared my notes on rue Henry Monnier here, but today I thought I would share some of my favorite…
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rue Henry Monnier

I mentioned earlier in the week (here) that I have had some fun discovering all the new restaurants and shops in the SoPi (South Pigalle) area of the 9th arrondissement. Rue Henry Monnier is one of my favorite streets up that way, and last time I was there I took a few notes to share…
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SoPi (South Pigalle)

There is a lot going on in the SoPi neighborhood of Paris (otherwise known as South Pigalle). Have you heard about SoPi? I didn't know much about it until a couple summers ago when I made a visit to the Musée de la Vie Romantique in the 9th arrondissement. After a visit to the museum, I decided…
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Causses

The graphic, black and white facade of Causses, 55 rue Notre-Dame de Lorette, 75009 drew me into the store without knowing anything about the store. I found a small grocery store dedicated to natural and seasonal food products and a restaurant (called la Fabrique) with healthy soups and sandwiches (that could be eaten onsite or take away).…
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Hotel Amour

With warm weather still in the forecast for Paris this week, I would love to head to the Hotel Amour, 9 rue Navarin, 75009 for breakfast or lunch on their patio. Tucked away on rue Navarin in the 9th arrondissement, you could easily walk past the hotel without even noticing it. Step inside and see for…
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Popelini

Delicious cream puffs à la française can be had at Popelini, 29, rue Debelleyme, 75003 and 44, rue des Martyrs, 75009. Fortunately they are small, so you can justify sampling more than just one of their ten flavors.  
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Musée de la Vie Romantique

A while ago I made a quick stop at the Musée de la Vie Romantique, 16 rue Chaptal, 75009. I am not sure why, but I expected it to be a museum of romance in the modern sense of the word. What I found was a museum that was dedicated to the 19th century era of French Romanticism.…
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