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Hotels, restaurants, delicatessen

California Bliss: hot, hot, hot winter!

California Bliss: hot, hot, hot winter!

A delicious toasted and stuffed brioche bun and hot superfood lattes will be featured this winter at the frozen yogurt specialist’s. And much more… Acai bowls, Papaya bowls, smoothies… To make the pleasure last!

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Liqueur St-Germain: so Frenchy!

Liqueur St-Germain: so Frenchy!

Launched in 2007, St-Germain liqueur has established itself in the world of mixology as an ode to France and a tribute to the mythical Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, from which it takes its name.

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Chocolaterie Beussent Lachelle

Chocolaterie Beussent Lachelle

From Ecuador to your taste buds: now boarding! Few chocolate masters offer the luxury of controlling their production from A to Z. By cultivating their own cocoa trees in their Ecuadorian plantation and roasting their noblest beans in their workshops in the...

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Happy Fruttini

Happy Fruttini

Fruttini by MO blows out its first candle in December and brings to life this refreshing Proust madeleine: the frozen lemon…

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Alcazar: festive venue

Alcazar: festive venue

A chic and gourmet bar and restaurant, the lair where a certain Jean-Marie Rivière once was active, is still a very wild and crazy festive place.

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Fashion

Flamant: watch in wonder, you are at home!

Flamant: watch in wonder, you are at home!

When entering the Flamant store, we all have this same first impression: “Wow, what a place!” The 750 m2 of the Belgian brand that crosses rue de l’Abbaye to curl up into the place de Furstemberg, we all dream of making this our “little sweet home”!

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Wax Flower: urban jungle

Wax Flower: urban jungle

With the summer season comes a strong desire for greenery and for those lucky enough to have a balcony or a terrace, now is the time for gardening.

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Flamant Feeling

Flamant Feeling

What would Christmas be without a beautiful dinner table and festive decorations hung in the tree? When looking for inspiration, visit the beautiful, warm and friendly boutique Flamant, nestled in the heart of place Furstemberg, it’s a warm and homely point of...

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Zens: interior decoration between East and West

Zens: interior decoration between East and West

Fancy a break between appointments? Welcome to Zens, the House of Zen and Harmony. And no, it isn’t a well-being clinic but a shop dedicated to the arts of interior decoration. Created in 2009, the brand set up shop in the sixth arrondissement in September of this...

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Philippe Audibert: germanopratine jewellery

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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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Beauty institute and spa

Granado: the tradition of Brazilian beauty

Granado: the tradition of Brazilian beauty

On Copacabana beach, the symbol of the Brazilian art of living, beauty is exposed on every inch of beach towel. One of the beauty secrets of the Cariocas nestles in the centre of Rio, inside the famous Granado pharmacy, founded in 1870 by the Portuguese José Antonio...

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Coiffirst: this summer, the trend is going natural!

Coiffirst: this summer, the trend is going natural!

Let it be said! The lengths go wavy and demand is high for the famous Coiffirst “vernissage” … The subtle technique to brighten the hair using a brush for a “material” effect, to highlight some areas as if the sun had bleached some strands… A technique that’s...

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FOREO presents UFO a revolutionary smart mask

FOREO presents UFO a revolutionary smart mask

Building on its success in Asia and the United States, the Swedish brand FOREO opened their store at boulevard Saint-Germain in September 2016. Since then, season after season. their customers are experiencing the latest in instrumental cosmetics. FOREO have rapidly...

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Maison Douze: under the signs of perfumes

Maison Douze: under the signs of perfumes

Samer Zakharia, founder of the high-end cosmetics brand Maison Flamel, notably available at Le Bon Marché, is now launching Maison Douze, a collection of 12 fragrances inspired by astrology. With a lifelong fascination for the signs of the Zodiac and a love for...

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Workout made easy with the help of technology

Workout made easy with the help of technology

It looks like a luxurious House in the heart of Saint-Germain… just the way we like them with parquet flooring throughout, airy cabins… and state-of-the-art “instruments” to obtain a –quick– makeover. The star treatment this summer is the slimming course, but it’s not...

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Molinard: perfume like DNA…

Molinard: perfume like DNA…

Molinard, the mythical perfumer-creator from Grasse on the Riviera since 1849, now waits for you at 72, rue Bonaparte. The perfumes are conceived among the flowers, the visitor is immediately immersed in this dreamlike universe. On the purple walls, minimalist shelves...

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Annick Goutal: a new “Oiseau de Nuit”

Annick Goutal: a new “Oiseau de Nuit”

Launched last year, the warm and sensual perfume “Tenue de Soirée”, was a great success. This winter again, the House of Annick Goutal adds a new chapter to its history by creating “Nuit et Confidences”, the second fragrance from the collection “Oiseaux de Nuit”...

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Le Salon du Regard: for your eyes only!

Le Salon du Regard: for your eyes only!

It’s all new! Since September, the Slavic team of this pretty salon has taken up quarters at rue des Quatre-Vents under the gentle germanopratine breeze. Experts in the art of sublimating eyelashes and eyebrows, the technicians deploy their talents to perfect this...

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Coiffirst: for your hair only!

Coiffirst: for your hair only!

Being the number one of the Parisian salons, what’s more logical for Éric Pfalzgraf, the founder, than to create his own care products to satisfy his customers, whom he knows to the ends of his scissors. During all these years, the creator of the sumptuous...

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Olfactory journeys at Louis Vuitton

Olfactory journeys at Louis Vuitton

Perfumes in the Vuitton spirit, the perfect alchemy between leather and flowers. Seven eaux de parfums to accompany your travels, this is the fruit of a cooperation born in 2012 between Louis Vuitton and the master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud. This...

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Kshanti Yoga: an appointment with yourself

Kshanti Yoga: an appointment with yourself

Kshanti, a centre exclusively dedicated to yoga, open since early October, is a true spiritual bliss, including the premises—located in an old church—revisited in noble materials like brushed oak, and refined, bespoke elegance where it’s immediately easy to feel zen....

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Fitness and beauty that look like “Relais et Chateaux”

Fitness and beauty that look like “Relais et Chateaux”

Open since early September, the new beauty and fitness centre “The Luxembourg Institute” took up its quarters at rue de Tournon, the location of the former Cours George. After a year of refurbishments, the manager, Nadia Nifa, has made wonders and given it the letters...

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Comptoir du Sud Pacifique: the pleasure perfumery

Comptoir du Sud Pacifique: the pleasure perfumery

Comptoir Sud Pacifique has regained its splendour thanks to Valerie Pianelli-Guichard, an entrepreneur who defends the values of independent French perfumery and who took over the business 7 years ago. The new fragrance “Rhum & Tabac” is exceeding the historical...

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