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A la Mere de Famille

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Address: 35 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 47 70 83 69
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09:30 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
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This popular candy store, which has been open since the 1700s, has a...

This popular candy store, which has been open since the 1700s, has a historic ambience to go along with its wonderful sweets.

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Excellent service

This review is for their branch on Rue Montorgueil which is where we stayed just round the corner from. Both the confectionery and service were outstanding. A young lady by the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
Khushal K
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This review is for their branch on Rue Montorgueil which is where we stayed just round the corner from. Both the confectionery and service were outstanding. A young lady by the name of Sana gave us brilliant service. She couldn't have been more helpful. The best service we received in Paris by far.

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Thank Khushal K
Kuching
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This chocolatier, which apparently began at Rue Faubourg Montmartre, is fantastic. What a joy it was to feast on the sights and smells and -- of course -- tastes of their marvellous creations. If only I had gone in earlier, we would definitely have brought more delights home with us.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

As others have said, this was Julia Child's favorite chocolate store, and with good reason. Everything we've tried was sinfully delicious.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

A nice selection of chocolate and macarons! a hidden gem kept by Parisians! if it became s chain store, here is the original!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Shopping for chocolate in Paris is always difficult - there are so many choices and they are all very good. I recently discovered A La Mere de Famille after reading a reference to it in a Food magazine. There are a number of shops around the city - my favorite is on rue Montorgueil in the old Les Halles area.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

My daughter and I stumbled into this place after noticing how many Parisians were carrying stylish little bags with the la Mere de Famille logo on them. This place is tiny, so if you don't see many people inside, pop in quickly. Service was extremely friendly and the chocolates are delicious, the best we've had on our trip. Highly recommend.

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Amman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

This place is like a Disneyland for gourmet specialties!! Amazing display , delicious delicacies, my husband and I started picking candies and chocolates .. We felt like kids in la la land... A place that should be visited by all!

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This place is just off the passageways and we had to pay a visit to this old store and to buy and taste some real french candy for ourselves.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

The store was a few blocks from our hotel so we decided to check it out. It's definitely a fun, old school establishment (which makes sense given how long it's been around!). There was a large selection of chocolates and other candies to choose from. We got a small serving of the chocolate, chocolate chip ice cream and it was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

What a delight to stumble upon this beautiful establishment. Delicious chocolate was sampled and we left with lots of goodies to bring home to the family! All packed in a beautiful carry bag. Very obliging staff, what a Parisienne treSure!

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The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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