Pretty mini bouquets of country flowers attract the eye of the walker when one passes in front of the window of this florist. Every little bouquet has its place in every room of the house.
Jousseaume bookstore, founded in 1926, can be found at the foot of a few steps, in the corner of the Vivienne gallery, and catches passers-by with its unusual charm under the majestic glass roofs. In this passage classified as Historic Monuments, its location is exceptional. It is made for book lovers. The Jousseaumes have been passed down from father to son, their love of books and readers, as well as the defense of passages and galleries.
When you walk rue Montorgueil, in Paris, you can be intrigued by the name of this passage above this imposing green door: "Passage of the Queen of Hungary". It is a saleswoman from Les Halles who gave her name to the passage of the Queen of Hungary, in the 1st district of Paris. The Queen of Hungary was not a saleswoman at Les Halles, the relationship resides in the resemblance of the two women, physically and in character, at least according to the queen at the time, Marie-Antoinette. Sent to defend the grievances with the king, Marie Bêcheur, the saleswoman, thus meets the wife of Louis XVI who finds her strong similarities with her own mother, the Queen of Hungary. She grants him many complaints. The two women become intimate. And the nickname Queen of Hungary sticks to Marie Bêcheur's skin in the neighborhood. This link with the queen will cost him dearly since at the time of the Revolution, she will be accused of sympathy for the monarchy and will be beheaded.
The first address called “ODETTE Paris” is unique: 77 rue Galande, opposite the Church of Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, one of the oldest in Paris, and the René Viviani-Montebello square which houses the most old tree of Paris. A cabbage counter is located on the ground floor of a small 17th century building, in the heart of the capital's 5th arrondissement.
Nina's is such a lovely place. Since 1672, NINA’S Marie-Antoinette has been the only house to offer products made from fruits and flowers from the King's Garden of Versailles.
This lovely wall is located in my favourite sopt of Paris : Abesses district . Le Mur des je t'aime is a 40 m² mural composed of 612 enamelled lava tiles reproducing 311 “I love you” in 250 languages. "I love you" in all common languages, but also in rare or forgotten dialects such as Navajo, Inuit, Bambara or Esperanto.
It is one of the temples of gluttony and these windows are always tempting with its pieces mounted with meringues, its pastel-colored tea boxes, everything is so soft and powdery! The history of Maison Angelina dates from the beginning of the 20th century. At that time, the Austrian confectioner Anton Rumpelmayer arrived in the South of France where he opened several “Rumpelmayer” stores and acquired great notoriety. Driven by success, Rumpelmayer sets out to conquer the French capital. In 1903, he founded with his son René, at 226 rue de Rivoli, an "Angelina" tea room in honor of his daughter-in-law, so named. From the moment it opened, Angelina became a must-see for the Parisian aristocracy. In its salons, Proust, Coco Chanel and the greatest French fashion designers have come together ... who jostle there to come and taste the famous Mont-Blanc and the unforgettable hot chocolate called "L'Africain".
There are bookshops where you could spend hours ... This is the case with Shakespeare and Co, located a stone's throw from Notre-Dame and which has positioned itself for so long as the temple of English-speaking literature in Paris. Back on the little history of this essential Parisian bookstore! A meeting place for intellectuals In the beginning, it was Sylvia Beach, an American bookseller and publisher, who created the first Shakespeare and Company in 1919. This temple of the book first settled on rue Dupuytren and then at 12 rue de l'Odéon.
You can't walk past it without admiring its window and wanting to buy everything there, "A la Mère de Famille" is the oldest chocolate factory in Paris. The history of À la Mère de Famille begins in 1761. The chocolate factory -confiserie has become over the centuries a real institution and also offers ice cream and pastries. The historic boutique and its listed façade, at the corner of the streets of the faubourg Montmartre and Richer, is worth a visit. Inside, it is a paradise for lovers of sweets: old-fashioned jars, nougats, bergamots, caramels, pralines or marshmallow squares. And why not let yourself be tempted, from November, to the house's candied chestnuts, considered to be the best in the capital. A monument ! Many other addresses exist in Paris.
History of Cremieux street