À la Mère de Famille

Faubourg Montmartre
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À la Mère de Famille
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Paris’s oldest sweet shop has been in its original location for 250 years. While there are now other branches throughout the city, this grand old store, with its tiled floor à l’ancienne and its vintage pendant lights like glassy gumdrops, is still the place to call home sweet home. The smart, orange-labelled gift boxes of candy and chocolates are always a pleasure, as are the retro treats of times gone by: butterscotch roudoudous eaten out of a shell, marshmallow ropes, pretty violet bonbons for sucking on. Word has it that dancers from the Folies Bergère up the street used to come here for a sweet treat in between shows at the famed music hall. With the selection of candied chestnuts and delicate golden-paper boxes of candied orange peel to be had, it’s no surprise they were kicking up their heels in delight.

By: M. Astella Saw


Venue name: À la Mère de Famille
Address: 35 rue du Faubourg Montmartre

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-1pm
Transport: Métro Le Peletier
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