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A la Mere de Famille

35 Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, Paris, France (Montmartre)
33-1-47-70-83-69
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Ranked #18 of 416 Shopping in Paris
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping
Description: 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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Ginowan City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Wonderful and interesting selection of sweet French treats. If you are in the area it's atmosphere is intoxicating and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Santa Monica, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I made it a point to come to this store on my visit to Paris and I am glad I did. I was a little intimidated as I do not speak French, but the store keeper (and chocholatier?) was really kind and went around the store describing everything to me. He was really a nice man and went out of... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I discovered this shop more than twenty years ago, and I came back last week with my daughter. It's still a magic place! You're always welcome with a smile and advice. You would like to buy everything, and you never disappointed. You cannot skip this place, adults and children will find a treasure of delight. Chocolate, sweets, etc... yummy

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I found here sugared roses and violets. The chocolate is also good. And the atmosphere is so French, it is very pleasant to shop here.

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Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We experienced the newly opened store at 70 Rue Bonaparte, Paris VI . Smaller property designed to look as if it survived the 200 + years of Parisian Life. Incredible selection , friendly service and those Chocolates ! Bring a lot of will power or abandon yourself to a chocolate frenzy. We were lucky to stay right across the street... More

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
144 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Really good chocolates and a nice shopping experience. The chocolate is definitely of a superior quality - and this is reflected in the price and worth it. Plus they can do customized gifts for special occasions - like inscriptions on the chocolate. Pretty cool - and really yummy!

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We really enjoyed our stop here. The raspberry marzipan is delicious. Great atmosphere. Everyone should be able to find a treat here!

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Ottawa, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We walked by this shop frequently and I must say that it has an attractive pull of years gone by. The inside is a feast for the eyes, a wonderland for a child at heart. We left with an assortment of great sweets and were pleasantly surprised of two things. The first is that not everything is sugary over-sweet, the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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202 reviews 202 reviews
68 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

I was here yesterday with my 2 teenage nieces. The shop is a delightful old building which looks like it has been maintained but not renovated since the early 1900s. The business dates back to 1761. The floor tile and shop furniture are delightful. The cash is in a little cabin like a post office. Lots of home made marzipan... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

This shop is lovely - I used to live in Paris as a student which is when I first discovered this wonderful shop - I recently went back and was so happy to find the same excellent standard. Anyone saying the chocolates are not up to scratch does not know good chocolate! The marrons glaces are delicious too, not to... More

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