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A la Mere de Famille

#37 of 480 Shopping in Paris
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Address: 35 Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, Paris, France
Phone Number: 33-1-47-70-83-69
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9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Shopping
Description: 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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Like a storybook come to life

The windows of this wonderful sweets shop are impossible to pass by without entering. Words can not express how delicious and enticing everything looks. You feel like you've gone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Craig G
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The windows of this wonderful sweets shop are impossible to pass by without entering. Words can not express how delicious and enticing everything looks. You feel like you've gone back into time where craftsmanship and artistry ruled the day. If you are anywhere near this sweet shop while in Paris you must visit. A true treasure of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I wandered by this shop and decided I had to go in. There are so many beautiful creations in the windows, and going inside feels like being, well, a kid in a candy store. Everywhere you turn there's more beautiful food. I ended up selecting a bar of dark chocolate, a medium box of their specialties, and a box of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The chocolates in this shop were delicious and everything was beautifully presented. It is expensive, but very nice quality. Recommended are the praline chocolates - very rich praline centre with an exterior chocolate - exquisite. Unfortunately, we did not have the same experience as to the friendliness and level of service experience by other reviewers. We were the only 2... More 

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Famille D, Propriétaire at A la Mere de Famille, responded to this review

Dear Mid-Kate, We are very sorry to read about your experience in one of our shops and apologize for it. It certainly isn’t the way we encourage our staff to welcome our customers. Please feel free to share further information with us at contact@lameredefamille.com so that we can raise our teams’ awareness about the importance of reception. We hope this... More 

Ginowan City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The neighborhood 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, theaters, 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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