Lifestyle

Hotels, restaurants, delicatessen

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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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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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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Café Les Éditeurs: you’re in Saint-Germain-des-Prés!

There are only a few privileged places that encompass the true Saint-Germain spirit, and Les Éditeurs is one of those. First of all, because it is a Parisian café in line with the great tradition of “brasseries” with a home cooked “todays special” – accessible to...

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Culinary suspense at Monteverdi!

© brunoclergue.com With the revival of the Saint-Germain market and the number of visitors it attracts, the entire neighbourhood has got a new boost of life.   Under the leadership of Valérie Balard, the Monteverdi, a Saint-Germain institution since 42 years,...

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Huguette: the sea… to take away!

© Michel Trehet   If Saint-Germain-des-Prés is an island in the Parisian jungle, Huguette is a little seaside bistro! Inspired by the “crab shacks”, these small seaside eateries where you can taste freshly-caught fish, Huguette is a “beautiful cabin” dedicated to...

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La Chambre aux Confitures: the temple of jams

To modernise jams: well there’s a crazy challenge that Lise Bienaimé took on five years ago when leaving the luxury cosmetics industry. Daughter of a small grocer, she revived her childhood passion for jams and marmalades and her new shop, “La Chambre aux Confitures”,...

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Les Deux Magots got news for you!

No need to introduce the mythical café-restaurant “Les Deux Magots” in Saint-Germain. But the news that we will bring to you are all the culinary innovations that will wake up our taste buds, and, under the leadership of the new Development Director, Jacques Vergnaud,...

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Hôtel Bel Ami: if I’d been told the tale of Baudelaire…

© Philippe Barret   Here is a bit of satirical history, like the work of Guy de Maupassant, who printed his “Bel Ami” at the very spot where the hotel is located. Our Bel Ami of 2016 would be more of “an invitation to the Voyage” from another giant of literature,...

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Maison Brémond: Provence at Rive Gauche

It is at the former printers of the revolutionary Marat – see no conspiracy plot! – where this beautiful and welcoming delicatessen set up shop 6 years ago. And well, if there is a plot, it is to find the purest olive oil, the flagship product of the House! Because...

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Hôtel Le Récamier, chic and cosy

A boutique hotel at the Saint-Sulpice square? All Germanopratins have walked past Le Récamier at least a hundred times, this 4-star hotel is hidden in a corner of the square, in the shadow of the church towers. Renovated in 2009 by the renowned decorator Jean-Louis...

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Villa Madame: confidential hotel and intimate garden

The Villa Madame is a confidential 28-room-hotel and is one of those addresses that we truly appreciate in the 6th. Why? Because no one can imagine, until you have passed the doors of this Germanopratin den, that hidden at the back, there is a small terraced garden...

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Taokan duplicates its know-how at Rive Droite

Things are happening at Taokan, the Chinese gastronomic restaurant, that has made its marks in just 3 years, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés! The Taokan House has indeed crossed the Seine 4 months ago, for the Saint-Honoré district, to open a second restaurant with the same...

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The Café de la Mairie: another institution!

An institution doesn’t change… it evolves. For instance, the Café de la Marie and its unique and exceptional location, facing the Saint-Sulpice church. In addition to the brasserie’s menu, today you can order the “plat du jour” –daily special. If you feel like having...

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Regal Paris, gastronomy between friends

What a pleasure to discover a place which at the same time is a delicatessen, a caterer and a restaurant, and where you quickly realise that Alexandre and John, the two founder-brothers, gourmets and travellers, break new ground. In 6 months, the brand has become...

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Le Tigrr settles in Saint-Germain

To the question “What are your opening hours?” Arnaud Duhem, one of the managers of Le Tigrr, answers maliciously: “Le Tigrr it’s from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. and beyond when the feeling is right”. The tone is set to define this new concept –which already has his aficionados...

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Fashion

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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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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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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Flamant: a journey to Wonderland

What brand could be more qualified than Flamant to glorify the festive season? The 650 m² divine lifestyle concept store of rue de l’Abbaye and the so-romantic place Furstenberg puts up its Christmas lights: flamboyant trees, twinkling garlands, candles, pine cones,...

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Waxflower: Flowers of good

Ephemeral but not superfluous, flowers are essential! And at Waxflower, they are authentic, fresh and seasonal just like we love them. For nine years now, the passionate creative florists, Gregory and Thierry, are realising compositions «made-to-measure» for...

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The complete universe of Christian Lacroix

New collection of cushions and furniture fabrics “Incroyables et Merveilleuses” © Richard Powers The complete universe of Christian Lacroix in a unique concept store To celebrate 5 years of the “Art de Vivre” department, the House of Christian Lacroix has created the...

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Dely Fleurs: fine flowers for your events

Discovered thanks to their superb window dressing for the Jancarthier travel agency at place Saint-Sulpice, and their stunning floral decorations for the Royal Pavilion, the experts from Dely Fleurs create and test everything before delivery! A store to decorate, an...

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Romantic stroll at Flamant

Flamant is not an interior decoration shop, it’s a journey to the land of beauty. A crossing of Saint-Germain’s vibrant heart where its doors open onto Fürstemberg place… and rue de l’Abbaye. A “Germanopratin” ride all in itself. We like to wander around this...

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2016: exotic summer at Wax Flower

“Rarity, particularity, singularity” are Grégory, are the three florist creators’, Grégory, Thierry and Frédéric’s three summer wishes. In addition to the classics, the beautiful season is going to be colourful with exotic plants! During our visit, they were...

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Clair de jour: light and glamorous sensuality

Cécile Mignault is a soft-spoken lady with golden hands. Her specialty? Creating, restoring and bringing back long-forgotten lamps and lampshades. Favouring custom work and unique pieces, she has just been registered on the website Zelit, the craftsman’s bible. In...

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Treasure hunt at Thanner drugstore

Some shops really give character to the area, the Thanner drugstore is one of them! At rue de Buci, you can’t miss its well supplied : baskets, bags, picnic cases and coloured shopping bags catch the eye of passers-by. Véronique and Georges Thanner, who took over the...

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Les Montres Collector: here’s an address to stop time!

We waited, we watched, we hoped… the nirvana of vintage watches finally opens its doors in Saint-Germain  In the past, in need of an exceptional watch, we would rush to the prestigious boutique on 58 rue Bonaparte. Today we dash to another address in the 6th...

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Éliode: timeless and elegant graphic jewelry

“If you’re going to San Francisco ”… perhaps it was Scott McKenzie’s famous song that inspired Élodie Tronchon to go and cut her professional teeth in San Francisco… studying the art of jewelry making. Drawing on her experience across the pond, the artistic director...

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Deyrolle

Deyrolle was founded in 1831, and ever since has been inspiring generations in the highly specialised and admittedly particular fields of natural history, entomology and taxidermy.

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Once upon a time, in Servane Gaxotte

Born in 2002, Servane Gaxotte’s signature doll has become an emblematic figure of the 6th arrondissement. She’s called Rose. Her dreams are a theatre of continual metamorphoses. Cat, rabbit, ballerina, THE doll of Servane Gaxotte is always sporting a different style,...

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Les Néréides

For connoisseurs of exciting jewellery The art of storytelling is not only the prerogative of writers… when holiday season comes around in the boutique on rue Bonaparte, the windows bloom into an imaginary garden, white rabbits shelter under red flowers and we are...

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The sensuality of darkness and light

At Clair de jour, one can find the perfect item to fan the flames of sensuality: a marvellous lampshade inspired by the corsets of burlesque dancers! A unique piece which pays homage to Paris, the world’s capital of pleasure, Cécile’s creation is made  entirely from...

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Wax Flower

The haute couture of floral art  “What artistry!”, exclaims a customer who has come to buy a bouquet. Delicately worked materials, attention to detail and composition, the perfect combination of colours… At Wax Flower, floral art is on a par with haute couture. The...

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Beauty institute and spa

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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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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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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FOREO: the beauty revolution!

Created in 2013, the Swedish brand of facial devices, FOREO, continues its inevitable rise! It was to be expected, since the results from using their devices were so visible and concrete already from the first use. Spas, hotels or private individuals, everyone wants...

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Guerlain: an exceptional fairytale

© Emilie Erbin Exceptional like “L’Art et la Matière”, the name of one of the exclusive collections of the Maison Guerlain, which evokes a lot of its essence… A true olfactory library where their new perfume “Néroli Outrenoir” makes a guest-star appearance. A tribute...

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L’Artisan Parfumeur: Nature at Saint-Germain

© Enguerran OUVRAY When settling in, last May, at 167 boulevard Saint-Germain, L’Artisan Parfumeur, the famous fragrance designer, generated a revival of the brand.   Indeed, a few months earlier, all its Parisian shops closed for a thorough facelift. Today,...

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Coiffirst: change of scenery

© éric Pfalzgraf  “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Confucius   Maybe we’ll never know if Éric Pfalzgraf, the founder of Coiffirst*, was inspired by the Chinese philosopher, but what we know is that stones he moves and...

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Spa 28: utter bliss!

Pushing the door of Spa 28 is to enter a world of well-being. Bliss is guaranteed as soon as you get off the first step leading to its heart: the “espace bain” in vibrant shades of blues, which is halfway between the giant jacuzzi – with counter-current swimming – and...

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FOREO: High Technology for the skin

Anew spot in Saint-Germain really not to be missed! We have tested for you and we can assure you of a visible result already from the very first use! Enough suspense; FOREO what is it?

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The enchanted Christmas of Annick Goutal

For the festive season la Maison de Parfums presents a magical Christmas in the tones of red, gold and white. And so, the iconic candle “Noël”, with notes of orange peel and Siberian pine, puts on its party dress, reminiscent of a snowy forest… To the delight of fans...

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Coiffirst, a tribute to natural glamour

For each season, hair salon Coiffirst innovate! It’s an obsession: Eric Pfalzgraf, the founder, is always on the move. “I conceived the hair salons for the customers to have a good time. Coiffirst is not just a hair salon, it’s also a place where you will feel at...

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The beauty institute Carita in Saint-Germain

The beauty institute Carita settles in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés The very best of beauty care products can now be found at the heart of Saint-Germain. The brand has chosen to move into the hotel Bel Ami’s spa –one of the highest rated 5-star hotel-spas of...

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We say yes to the spa Caudalie in Paris!

The brand Caudalie, well-known for its skincare products combining vine and grape’s natural active agents and maximum effectiveness, just settled in rue des Saints-Pères. A cosy space where lovely My-Hanh, Gaëlle and Nathalie, will help you view life through...

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The Cours George: Wellness and Fitness

This century-old atypical place is, first of all, a family affair. Valentine, the very dynamic current executive took up the reins to bring on modernity. Here you can have Pilates, yoga, stretching classes or strengthen your body with the latest Power Plate’s...

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