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Le Cacaotier: the flavours of travel

Tahiti vanilla, hazelnuts of Piedmont, Sicily fennel, chestnuts of Turin… The list of flavours that make up the pralines, ganaches, giandujas and other creations of the House Le Cacaotier are invitations to a gourmet journey. Created in 1995 in Enghien-les-Bains by...

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Taokan: contemporary Chinese gastronomy

With strong experience from the luxury sector in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Christophe Daine has revolutionized the Cantonese kitchen offered in Paris. His restaurant in rue du Sabot has made itself a name with simple principles: fresh, homemade food, discreet but...

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Hôtel Bel Ami or how to choose your home…

Keeping fit, eating healthy, getting pampered, receiving all the attentions of the staff waiting on you hand and foot, a house cocktail, lounging in the large armchairs of the bar, having brunch, and sleeping at the Hotel Bel Ami, the 5-star “in the heart of...

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Philippe Audibert: germanopratine jewellery

With his 30 years of jewellery creation, Philippe Audibert has built a great success internationally (United States, Japan…). He has recently opened his first store at Rive Gauche. His showroom in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, next to his workshop, is very popular during...

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The Cape Verdean Odyssey

What about getting on board an exceptional yacht, to an escape in the archipelago? This year, Cape Verde is all the rage, and the travel agency Jancarthier Voyages and their specialist Cape Verde tour operator, Héliades, will embark you on a dream cruise so you can...

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Gas Bijoux: exceptional fantasy

Photo © Alistair Taylor-Young   With the opening of the store at 10 rue de Grenelle a year ago, Marie and Olivier continue to write the saga of “Gas Bijoux”, together with their father André. This store, their first one at Rive Gauche, is the new architectural...

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Apéti: a tribute to fruits and vegetables

Apéti, yet another restaurant opening in Saint-Germain-des-Prés? Far from it! With experience from the world of luxury, Hugues simply created the 1st temple of fruits and vegetables in the 6th arrondissement: a gourmet kitchen based on vegetables of the season, which...

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Coiffirst: the hairdresser who looks after you

A luxurious hair salon of 1,000 m2 in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés? No, you’re not dreaming! Welcome to the hairdresser for whom all the girls go crazy. Welcome to Coiffirst! Eric Pfalzgraf, the founder, was he a visionary already in 1989, the year when he...

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MINI: the pleasure cars

Sylvain Vaquez, the new Sales Manager at the Brand Store Raspail   With the release of the new Countryman and the arrival of a new Manager, you just have to visit the MINI Brand Store. The MINI Countryman was launched in February: it’s the smallest of the SUVs,...

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Discreet audacity in the service of the chic

Photo © Frédéric Lucano The intimate boutique of Avril Gau can be found in the quiet street of rue des Quatre-Vents. “The shop is tiny, a bit tucked away, but it’s our favorite, explains the designer smilingly. Either you stumble across it or… you really go looking...

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Flamant: liven up your interior!

With the arrival of spring, the city dweller wants sun, colour and cheerfulness. So let’s head to the gorgeous Flamant store, nestled in the heart of the place Furstenberg, to discover the new spring-summer 2017 collection. Outdoor tables and chairs, summery...

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C’JUICE: health, beauty, well-being

Photo © ESM Studio   C’JUICE founder, Claire Courtin-Clarins, is the image of her brand with an inherent idea of natural beauty based on a healthy lifestyle. Revisiting the New York “juicing” hype, with the ethno-botanist Jean-Pierre Nicolas she is developing...

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Hôtel Montalembert: the little palace of gastronomy

The terrace looks out onto a sunny and quiet street.  Today the venue of the Parisian intelligentsia, the Montalembert was established in 1926, at rue du Bac. How many guest books would you need to tell all the great moments of the interwar period, and the great...

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Villa Saint-Germain: in cocooning mode

Rue Jacob is one of the most charming streets of Saint-Germain, and it is also a peaceful haven. Its villa. A 4-star hotel with chic design and furniture and a cosy atmosphere. “We want our guests feel to at home in the villa”, says Marie Grail, the charming Director....

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Annick Goutal: perfumes “à la française”

In perfumery, Annick Goutal is one of the most beautiful expressions of the French Art of Living since 35 years now. Made in France, her perfumes transcend time and remain an olfactory reference for craftsmanship and exceptional quality. Each fragrance tells its own...

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Terrace with a view at Les Deux Magots

Splendid! Since late March, Germanopratins and tourists from around the world enjoy the privilege of taking a seat in the sumptuous garden of the mythical venue. With its exceptional panorama of the ancient bell tower of the Church Saint-Germain, the setting offers...

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