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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 #8 of 380 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
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150 helpful votes 150 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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145 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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6 reviews 6 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
67 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Los Angeles, California
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I purchased both some chocolate and pate de fruit to give away as presents along with some for myself. I was not impressed with the quality of either. I just do not know about the quality of the ingredients that they use. The pate de fruit had little to no taste to them at all. Typically they are bursting with... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Even if you're on a diet you can get your chocolate fix just by being in this shop. The air is saturated with cocoa and sweetness. I visited at Christmas so the windows were decked with chocolate bears. Try the small marshmallow filled ones, but don't do as I did and try and help yourself, naughty, naughty. As well as... More

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The people working here really know their products, and we enjoyed browsing through this small and personal shop. Selection is very good, it's hard to decide what to buy!

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