Tag Archives: Historic Shops

L’Amour en cage, from A la Mère de Famille

Paris’s oldest sweets shop, A la Mère de Famille, is one of the city’s most famous historic shops. Founded in 1761, the flagship store on rue du Faubourg Montmartre has been operating in the same location for more than 250 years. Both the exterior façade and the interior décor date from the 18th century. A … Continue reading L’Amour en cage, from A la Mère de Famille

Dalloyau Bûche de Noël Eclat d’Or and Féérie de Lumière

With its origins dating back to 1682, Dalloyau has been making exquisite cakes and pastries for more than 300 years. The renowned Parisian pastry shop, chocolatier and caterer today has several stores in Paris as well as boutiques in Japan, Korea, Dubai and Doha. For this year’s holiday collection the theme is gold and light, … Continue reading Dalloyau Bûche de Noël Eclat d’Or and Féérie de Lumière

Ladurée to open shop in New York

Macaron lovers in New York will be happy to know that legendary Parisian pastry shop Ladurée has announced plans to open a store in that city as early as this summer, according to press reports. Founded in Paris in 1862 by Louis-Ernest Ladurée, the company is notably famous for inventing the double-sided macaron that has … Continue reading Ladurée to open shop in New York

Fouquet

Fouquet (no relation to the restaurant of the same name) was founded in 1852 on rue Lafitte. It is one of Paris’s oldest sweets shops. The Chambeau-Mimard family took over the business in the early 1900s, and it has remained in their hands ever since, passing from one generation to another. The second store, on … Continue reading Fouquet