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Alsace: Hotels & Lodging
Alsace: Restaurants
Burgundy Region
Champagne Region
Paris: Dining
Paris: Hotels
Paris: Museums
Paris: Shopping



Alsace Wine Route - See also:
Alsace Wine Route / La route des vins d'Alsace (1953) - Video located via Europeana
Alsatian Rieslings Return to Form - Eric Asimov, New York Times, August 30, 2011.
The Unsung Delights Of Alsatian Wines - "Every so often it becomes necessary to remind people once again about Alsace. Why this is so is a mystery. Some of the finest wines in France, which means in the world, are produced in this beautiful region." (Frank J. Prial, Wine Talk, New York Times, July 20, 1977.)
Give Alsace a Try But Praise It Softly - Frank J. Prial, Wine Talk, New York Times, October 27, 1973.
Cave de Turckheim - Vin d'Alsace Riesling
Michel Chapoutier: Rhône Ranger - Will Lyons, Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2012. "It's like the smell of a blackboard," says Michel Chapoutier, rubbing his fingers together and smiling. "Do you remember at school? Just after the teacher had finished dusting?" he asks, holding a glass of golden white wine. "That smell of chalk?" He's right, the wine in question does smell of chalk but there is also a little lemon. However absurd they may seem to a novice, to the experienced wine taster these aromas point to one variety and region: Riesling and Alsace—which is precisely what we are drinking."
Archives Départementals du Haut Rhin - 3, rue Fleischhauer, Colmar. Directeur Jean-Luc Eichenlaub
At the Crossroads, Between Red Tape and Red Hot - Sarah Wildman, New York Times, February 4, 2007.
Beauvillé - 19-21, route de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, 68150 Ribeauvillé. 33 (0)3 89 73 74 74. Outlet store hours: Monday to Friday: 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m., Saturday: 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Factory outlet store where the beautifully printed and designed tablecloths are sold at prices well below French retail. See Vibrant Printed Cottons in Alsace by S. Irene Virbila, New York Times, March 12, 1989. "To visit the 150-year-old textile firm, now called Manufacture d'Impression sur Etoffes, take the Grand Rue through the center of town past the medieval half-timbered houses and the squat 13th-century butcher's tower. On the left, a few hundred feet outside town, toward Ste.-Marie-aux-Mines, you'll see the entrance to the textile printing firm. Inside is a factory outlet store where the beautifully printed and designed tablecloths are sold at prices well below French retail."
Bibliothèque Municipale de Colmar
Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine
Valdieu (Gottesthal) - "Un Coin du village. Valdieu (Haut-Rhin): généraux Pétain et de Boissoudy, 7th Armée, 4.2.18."
Un peu d'histoire bollwilleroise - Théophile Dro, Bulletin municipal, Bollwiller, n 45, 1985.
Beaucoup de choses ont changé depuis que Jean Baumann est arrivé à Bollwiller il y a 360 ans - Fruits et abeilles, n 9, 1989.
Catalogue général des arbres, arbustes à fruits et plantes alimentaires...cultivés dans l'établissement horticole d'Emile-Napoléon Baumann à Bollwiller. 1906-1907 - Emile-Napoléon Baumann, Strasbourg, 1906.
Cafe Alsace - 1695 2nd Avenue New York, NY (212-722-5133)
Counting Euros, Not Calories, On a Sojourn in Strasbourg by Christopher Solomon, New York Times, May 30, 2004.
Distillerie Bertrand - Uberach, Alsace, France. See Eau de Malt by John Forsyth, Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2012.
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht - 4, Route de Colmar, 68230 Turckheim.
Ecole Nationale d'Administration - Strasbourg. Elite academy for future politicians and public servants.
Ecomusée d'Alsace - Ungersheim
An Epicurean Tour of the French Provinces - Samuel Chamberlain, Gourmet, July 1949.
For A Taste Of France, Check Out Strasbourg - By Georgia I. Hesse, Chicago Tribune, May 22, 1988.
France's Stylish Earthenware - By Joan Chatfield-Taylor, New York Times, February 14, 1988.
French Seasoning - Alexander Lobrano, Gourmet, December, 2006. "But, for me, the five marchés de Noël in the charming city of Colmar are the best of all. There's one just for Christmas trees (Place Rapp), another mostly for food (Place Jeanne d'Arc), one specializing in art and antiques (the Koïfhus), and still another that sells a little bit of everything (Place de l'Ancienne Douane). But my favorite is La Petite Venise, the toy market, which, among other things, sells miniature kitchenware - wooden rolling pins thinner and shorter than cigarettes, swirled ceramic kugelhopf molds the size of cupcakes, and all the aluminum pots and pans you might consider bringing to a doll's dinner party. There are also tiny rotary lawn mowers, beautiful little machines with blades sharp enough for shaving. As the stallholder wraps them for me one by one, he tells me about the century-old toy factory, in the nearby Vosges mountains, where they're made. The precision of the old toymakers is legendary, he says, and everything is still done by hand. He then pulls me close and whispers, as if worried that spies might be lurking nearby: "And if you want a really good meal while you're here, try the brasserie at the Grand Hôtel Bristol, near the train station."
Généalogie Alsace Lorraine Vosges: Centre d'Histoire des Familles Haut-Rhin Guebwiller(CDHF)
Base de données: Notices de familles: Baumann - Bumann - Bawman by André Ganter and Nicolas Ghersi. See entry on Joseph-Bernard Baumann.
Les images d'Alsace - Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg
In Alsace, Peaceful Vineyards Belie a Traumatic Past - James Ulrich, World War II Magazine, May/June 2010.
In Praise of Alsace - Frank Schoonmaker, Gourmet Magazine, August, 1947.
L'Institut des Arts et Traditions Populaires d'Alsace
JDS - Loisirs, sorties et spectacles à Mulhouse, Colmar et Haut-Rhin 68
Journées du Patrimoine 2012 en Alsace - "Pendant près de trois siècles, grâce notamment aux Baumann, Bollwiller a connu une notoriété dans toute l'Europe pour ses pépinières d'arbres d'ornement et fruitiers et pour ses fleurs."
Kayserberg: Le Chambard - by Alexander Lobrano, France Today, March 2, 2012.
Le Haut Rhin: La Choucroute Alsacienne - Video. Description: Jeanine Traplere présentatrice d'émissions de cuisine à la radio, entourée d'enfants, prépare la recette de la choucroute alsacienne. Reportage sur le département du Haut-Rhin: images brèves de vignes, de bovins, de fabrication du munster, du traîtement de tabac, de mines de potasse, de travail du coton, de fabrication de la choucroute; images de Colmar et de Mulhouse.
Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture(MJC) - Bollwiller
Musée Unterlinden - Colmar
Musées de Strasbourg
Noël à Strasbourg
Preserving Rural Alsace - Anne Tremblay, New York Times, April 13, 1986. Describes the origin of the Ecomusee (Eco Museum) de Haute Alsace. "As we approached the Sundgau wing, the large, intricate skeleton of the Hagenbach house loomed into view. In its awesome complexity this structure reveals the ingenious maze of pegged crossbeams that constitutes the traditional Alsatian framework. Because Germanic law, which has prevailed in this part of Europe since the sixth century, distinguishes between the land and whatever is sitting on it, houses and barns were always built as movable property. A peasant whose land lease had expired or who had married and wanted to move to the next commune, thought no more of taking his house apart, beam by numbered beam, and carting it elsewhere, than he did of moving his animals or furniture. The cob and stucco between the crossbeams were hammered out, to be replaced at the new location, but everything else went: the frame, doors and windows, decorative tiles, floors and interior woodwork, as well as stone walls, if there were any."
L'Office pour la Langue et la Culture d'Alsace (OLCA - Elsassisches Sprochàmt)
Société d'histoire de Bollwiller
Tourism Alsace
Vieil Armand - Haut-Rhin, Alsace. World War I site in the Vosges Mountains, also known as Hartmannswillerkopf.
Hartmannswillerkopf (Viel-Armand) Monument du 152d R.I - V. Antoine, Sculpteur - Carte Postale
The World of Alsace - S. Irene Virbila, New York Times, March 3, 1991.
Immersed in the Alsace by Josephine Matyas, Toronto Star, July 28, 2011
Journées européennes du patrimoine - 15 et 16 septembre 2012. See event in Bollwiller
The Nazis in Alsace and Lorraine - by Maurice P. Zuber, Foreign Affairs, October 1942.
Floating Through Europe - By Priscilla L. Buckley, National Review, December 31, 1989. Description of a six day cruise on the hotel barge from Strasbourg to Nancy.
Musées de Strasbourg
Saint Maurice sur Moselle to Colmar
Club Vosgien de Strasbourg - Hiking Club. See also Galerie Photo du Club Vosgien Strasbourg especially Ribeauvillé and Club Vosgien de la Vezouze
Domaine de Beaupré -Allée des Marronniers 68500 Guebwiller
La Ville de Bollwiller
Jardin d'altitude du Haut Chitelet - Alpine garden on the Route des Crètes
La Maison des Têtes - 19, rue des Têtes, Colmar (00 33 (0)3 89 24 43 43)
Ruling Favors a 10-Inch Citizen of France - "The Court of Justice in Luxembourg, the European Union's highest court, ruled Thursday that France had failed to protect the Great Hamster of Alsace, sometimes known as the European hamster, the last wild hamster species in Western Europe."
Musée Lalique - Wingen-sur-Moder
Regent Petite France - Strasbourg
Vosges near Strasbourg - WWI battlefield of Hartmannswillerkopf (Vieil Armand) in Wattwiller or Musée mémorial Le Linge?)
What do the French Know - by Peregrine, London Times, October 29, 2006.

Alsace: Hotels & Lodging

Auberge de l'Ill - Illhaeusern
Chambres d'Hôtes
Chambres d'hôtes Meyer - Hartmanswiller between Cernay and Guebwiller. 75€ per night. Christine and Jean Meyer (0033 389 767 183).
Château d'Anthès - 25, Rue De La Marne, 68360 Soultz-Haut-Rhin
Gîtes de France
Grand Hotel Bristol (Best Western) - Colmar. 7, place de la Gare (33 (0)3 89 23 59 59)
Hôtel - Restaurant A La Demi-Lune - 9 Route De Rouffach, 68500 Issenheim
Hotel Colombier - Colmar.
Hotel du Parc - 26 rue de la Sinne 6800 Mulhouse (Tel. +33 (0) 3 89 66 12 22)
La Maison des Têtes - 19, rue des Têtes, Colmar (00 33 (0)3 89 24 43 43)
Le Relais Arc en Ciel - 2 Rue Du Périgord, 68270 Wittenheim
Vacation Rental by Owner: France
VRBO: Alsace
VRBO: Obernai - 16th Century luxurious medieval house.
Les Violettes Hotel & Spa - Tierenbach - Jungholtz

Alsace: Restaurants

Auberge chez Anselme - 68540 Feldkirch, Bollwiller (03 89 48 87 99)
Chez Yvonne - Rue du Sanglier, Strasbourg


Cottage Bise Hotel - Near the Guinguette de Talloires.
La Guinguette de Talloires - Lake Annecy
Hotel Le Clos des Sens - Annecy
Diocêse d'Annecy


Bibliothèques municipales de prêt et spécialisées - "La Ville de Paris compte 58 bibliothèques municipales de prêt (dont une réserve centrale) et 11 bibliothèques spécialisées
Louvre: Secret et Insolite (Louvre: Secret and Unusual) by Louvre Editions/Parigramme.
French Bookstores are Still Prospering - Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, June 20, 2012.
Paris Bibliotheques
Paris Versus New York by Vahram Muratyan, Penguin $20
Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Inès de la Fressange, Flammarion, $30.
In France, Sauciness Extends Well Beyond Food - Stephen Clarke's review of by Elaine Sciolino's La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life, New York Times, June 15, 2011. Also reviewed by by Caroline Weber in The Rules: Version Française, New York Times, June 24, 2011.

Burgundy Region

My Chateau Is Your Chateau: B & B's in Burgundy's Vineyards - Ann M. Morrison, New York Times, October 30, 2005.

Champagne Region

Aube: Guide des hebergements
L'Auberge de la Scierie - 3 route de Druisy-la-Vove, Aix-en-Othe (
Centuries of Footsteps Echo on Cobblestone Streets in Troyes by Florence Fabricant, New York Times, August 14, 2005.
Champagne Belongs to the World - Frank Schoonmaker, Gourmet, June, 1948. "It remains a fact, however, that sparkling wines made from the Pinot grape, whether French or not, are recognizably superior to all others—considerably lighter and more delicate than the Vouvrays and sparkling Saumurs of the Loire Valley (made from the Chénin Blanc),softer and better balanced than sparkling Moselles and Rhines of Germany (made from the Riesling), cleaner-tasting an less cloying than even the best champagnes of New York State..."
Champagne's Servants Join the Masters - Eric Asimov, New York Times, July 12, 2011.
Champagne Don't Stain Gareth Davis, Travel Channel.
Champagne Drappier - Michel Drappier. "Urville depuis 1808." They have a very elegant tasting room. Contact: Domaine: Rue des Vignes, 10200 Urville, France (33 (0) 3 25 27 40 15). Caves: 11, Rue Giöt, 51100 Reims, France.
Distillerie Guillon - Hameau de Vertuelle, Route de Verzy, 51150 Louvois.
Fondation Charles de Gaulle - La Boisserie - Colombey-les-Deux-Églises - near Troyes. 14.50€ 03 25 01 52 52. 1 April to 30 September (Summer hours). Open every day from 10-1 and from 2-6:30.
Institut Oenologique de Champagne - ZI de Mardeuil, Route de Cumières, 51201 Épernay France.
A Traveler's Taste of Vintage France: Champagne: The Wine and the Country - Frank J. Prial, New York Times, June 2, 1985.


Paris 100 jardins insolites 100 restaurants ds la verdure (2011) - In French. Available from Amazon France for EUR 13,42.
Claude Bureau - Garden historian
Jardin d'altitude du Haut Chitelet - Alpine garden on the Route des Crètes
Jardin Atlantique - Montparnesse. Daily 8:30-9:30
Hidden Gardens of Paris - Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, June 29, 2008.
Jardin de la Vallée Suisse - 1.7 acre garden designed by Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand.
Le Jardin des Plantes - Paris.
Map of entire Jardin des Plantes
Jardin Alpin
Map of Alpine garden
Description of Alpine Garden in French.
From Secret Gardens of France: "(entering from the Quai Saint-Bernard or from the Austerlitz metro). In contrast to the formality and grand scale of the long promenatde you'll find, off to the right and through a tunnel, the entrance to the Le Jardin Alpin - The Alpine Garden - a hideaway of such delicacy and tranquility it's hard to believe such a place could exist in the middle of Paris." also go to the Labyrinth with a pagoda at the top. Nearby Mosque Garden and Tearoom and Institut du Monde Arabe: from the 9th floor terrace the views of Ile Saint Louis and Notre Dame may be the best in Paris."
La Promenade Plantee - Paris. Up a stairway or lift at the intersection of rue Ledru-Roulin and avenue Daumesnil, south of the Bastille opera house. Mon-Sat, 9-7. (in the movie Before Sunset)
Paris: 100 Jardins Insolites - Martine Dumond


Chateau Country - Mervyn Rothstein, New York Times, August 18, 1991.


L'Alsace - Bollwiller
Le Figaro
Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD)
Le Monde
Le Nouvel Observateur
Paris Match
Le Parisien
La Tribune


Le Bataclan
Boutiques and Cafes Where Chocolatiers Raise the Bar - Jonathan Hayes, New York Times, December 12, 2004.
Centre Pompidou
Lumière: The New Normal Chic - by Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, June 15, 2012.
Parc des Beaumonts -
The Chic, Lethal Salons on the Screens of France - Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, April 13, 2012.

Cité de la musique - Paris. "Concerts, expositions, pratique musicale et médiathèque." There is an archive of concerts in Live including Claire Diterzi. Le salon des refusées , 05 février 2013, available online until June 5th. Cadavre exquis is wonderful, even if you don't understand the words (here are the lyrics - vie should be ville. "Comme la ville est forte"). I bought the cd from Amazon France for EUR 12,53. There's an MP3 version for EUR 8,99. Claire Diterzi has a website. Couldn't find anything about Le salon des refusées in English but here are excerpts from French media: Claire Diterzi, à l'aise dans tous les registres by Pierre De Boishue, Le Figaro, 1 March 2013. "La viole s'est vraiment imposée à moi. C'est un instrument du passé qui est assez mélancolique. J'aimais bien l'idée de le confronter à la guitare électrique. Je trouve ces anachronismes intéressants". Agen. Le Salon des refusée à la sauce Claire Diterzi, La Dèpêche du Midi, 19 Mars 2013. "Ce nouvel album exulte de nouveauté, de simplicité, de courage et de force contenue, dont la puissance de tonnerre s'abat longtemps encore après l'éclair de l'écoute."Claire Diterzi a été la première artiste de chanson/musiques actuelles invitée en résidence dans la prestigieuse Villa Medicis, à Rome. De ce séjour romain, cette artiste inclassable, en a tiré un nouvel album et un spectacle intitulé: Le salon des refusées. Le disque a été salué de façon unanime par la presse culturelle, avec des critiques enthousiastes. (Télérama, Les Inrockuptibles, l'Express, Le Monde, France Inter et France Culture)." Claire Diterzi en concert à Quai des Arts, 18 Mars, 2013.

In the Footsteps of James Joyce - Richard Eder, New York Times, January 17, 1982. For addresses from which Joyce wrote, see Letters of James Joyce, Volume I, edited by Stuart Gilbert, NY: Viking Press, 1957, 1966; and Letters of James Joyce, Volumes II and III, edited by Richard Ellmann, NY: Viking Press, 1966. Joyce wrote letters from the following addresses in Paris:
[Grand] Hotel Corneille, 5 rue Corneille, Paris - 3 December 1902
9, rue de l'Université, Paris - 12 July 1920
rue de l'Assomption 5, I, Passy, Paris - 22 July 1920
rue de l'Université,9, Paris VII - 5 November 1920
Boulevard Raspail 5, Paris VII - 8 December 1920
rue du Cardinal Lemoine 71, Paris V - 5 June 1921
26 Avenue Charles Floquet, [Champ de Mars] Paris VII - 25 November 1922
Victoria Palace Hotel, 6 rue Blaise Desgoffe, Paris [Montparnasse] - 19 August 1923
12 rue de l'Odéon, Paris - 21 October 1923
Restaurant des Trianons, 5 Place de Rennes [VI] Paris - 2 June 1924
8 Avenue Charles Floquet, Paris VII - 4 November 1924
71 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, V - 6 November 1924
2 Square Robiac, 192 rue de Grenelle, Paris VII - 8 July 1925
Hotel Powers, 52 rue François, Paris I - 11 April, 1931
'La Reésidence', 41 Avenue Pierre I de Serbie, Paris - 1 October 1931
2 rue Saint Philbert, Passy, Paris - About 15 October 1931
Hotel Lord Byron, Champs-Elysées, Paris VIII - 22 October 1932
27 rue Casimir Périer, Paris VII - 4 January 1933
42 rue Galilée, Paris XVI - 21 March 1933
7 rue Edmond Valentin, Paris VII - 19 February 1935
34 rue des Vignes, Passy, Parris XVI - 26 April 1939
Hotel Lutétia, 43 Boulevard Raspail, Paris - 6 November 1939
Paris La Nuit Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, October 1, 2006.
In the Heart of Paris, an African Beat - Seth Sherwood, New York Times, December 18, 2005
Seeing Paris on $250 a Day - Ann M. Morrison, Frugal Traveler, New York Times, April 10, 2005.
Fondation Claude Monet - Giverny (88k ne of Paris)
Chateau d'Auvers - With pass buy one adult ticket and get one free.
Eleanor Beardsley - National Public Radio (NPR) correspondant in Paris. "Eleanor Beardsley began reporting from France for NPR in June 2004, following all aspects of French society, politics, economics, culture and gastronomy."
Founder Of Famous Paris Bookstore Dies
In France, A Star Rises From An Oft-Neglected Place - Les Incorruptibles
Worshiping Paris - Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, October 7, 2007.
Paris: Mairie de Paris
Musée de l'éventail - Atelier Anne Hoguet - Éventails, 2 Bd de Strasbourg, Paris 10ème
Kioske Theatre
Paris Chic, on the Cheap - Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, April 22, 2007.
What's Doing in Paris - By Elaine Sciolini, New York Times, October 10, 2004.
Paris on the cheap
Quirky Spots the Locals Love But Don't Reveal - Jacqueline Friedrich, New York Times, May 15, 2005.
Does the Affordable Paris Bisto Still Exist? - Mark Bittman, New York Times, March 13, 2005.
Fontainebleau: Sunday in the Forest With Parisians at Play - Finn-Olaf Jones, New York Times, January 14, 2009.
Théâtre des Champs Elysées
Villa Savoye à Poissy - Centre des monuments nationaux. 33 kilometres north-west of Paris. Open every day except Monday, 10 am to 5 pm. 7,50 € reduced rate 4,50 €. (See map.) By car : From Paris: Porte de Saint-Cloud, motorway A 13, exit n° 7 towards Poissy and secondary road D 153 or Porte Maillot, main road N 13 and motorway A 14, exit n° 6 towards Poissy and secondary road D 153, entry n° (follow the direction "Villa Le Corbusier" From Versailles: motorways A 12 and A 13 towrds Rouen, exit n° 7 towards Poissy and secondary road D 153, entry n° 5 (follow the direction Villa Le Corbusier) By train: RER ligne A to Poissy Station and bus 50 direction la Coudraie, bus stop Villa Savoye.

Paris: Dining

La Braserade in Rue de la Huchette - 15, rue de la Huchette, 75005 Paris. Good reviews on TripAdvisor
Café des Musées - 49, rue de Turenne. Three courses $29.
Restaurant Review: Le Grand Pan, in Paris - Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, January 27, 2012.
Le Train Bleu - Gare de Lyon
Les 5 adresses ou manger un bon éclair à Paris - Alice Bosio, Le Figaro, 7 March 2013. Five addresses for eating a good eclair in Paris: Jean-Paul Hévin 231, rue Saint-Honoré Ier; L' Atelier de l'Éclair, 16, rue Bachaumont, IIe; La Pâtisserie des Rêve. 93, rue du Bac, VIIe; L'Éclair de Génie, 14, rue Pavée, IVe; Carette 4, Place du Trocadéro, XVIe.

Paris: Hotels

Absolute Budget - 'Designer hostel' near the Canal Martin.
Aux Lyonnais - 32, rue St Marc 75002 (33 (0)1 42 96 65 04). Alain Ducasse bistro.
Hôtel des Grandes Ecoles
Mama Shelter - 109, rue de Bagnolet 75020 (20th Arrondisement). See photos.
Minerve Hotel - 13 Rue des Ecoles 75005 Paris. (tel 01 4326 26 04)
Paris Louvre Opera - Best Western
Renaisance Vendome

Paris: Museums

Albert Kahn Museum and Garden - Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais
Lumière: The Louvre Less Traveled - Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, September 27, 2011. " Collection of 65 paintings and three pastels bequeathed to the museum in 1961 by Victor Lyon in honor of his wife, Hélène Loeb."
Musée des Arts Decoratifs
Musée des Arts et Metiers
Musée de l'Orangerie
Palais de Tokyo - Contemporary and mostly French art.
Musée d'Orsay - Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
Réunion des musées nationaux Grand Palais - 3, avenue du général-Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Sèvres, Cité de la céramique

Paris: Shopping

Paris: Made by Hand: 50 Shops Where Decorators and Stylists Source the Chic & Unique (2009) - Travel-sized book by Pia Jane Bijkerk
Astier de Villatte
Au Nain Bleu - Paris toyshop. "Creatuer de jouets depuis 1836." Be sure to download the catalog (telecharger le catalogue en PDF). Look in particular for Swann, the rocking swan (le cygne a bascule) - "a replica of an original model made more than thirty years ago in our workshops, this majestic bird is one of Au Nain Bleu's most classic toys" and the Paris Hausmann dolls' house - a "magnificent three-story wooden dolls' house complete with electricity and decked out in a traditional Parisian style. There are nine rooms for her to arrange, all sumptuously decorated with wallpaper and featuring lights that really work!"
Best Bakeries in Paris - By Linda Dannenberg, Travel & Leisure, February 2007.
Le Boulanger de Monge (123 Rue Monge, Fifth Arr.; 33-1/43-37-54-20; closed Mondays
Bonpoint - Paris. Marie-France and Bernard Cohen. See also Merci.
Bucherie - Paris. Needlepoint kits, accessories, patterns and wool.
Outsourced Croissants Outrage Traditional French Bakers - Eleanor Beardsley, NPR.
Paris's Best Croissants by David Lebovitz, Travel and Leisure, May 2012.
Du Pain et des idées - 34, rue Yves Toudic. Open Monday-Friday 6:45am-8pm. Owned by Christophe Vasseur
La Pâtisserie by Cyril Lignac - 24, rue Paul Bert, 11th (01 43 72 74 88)
Patisserie Boulangerie Ble Sucre - 7, Rue Antoine Vollon, 75012 Paris
Letter from Paris: A Market Is a Cultural Bouquet Garni - By Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, July 2, 2012.
Le Bon Marche
Cire Trudon - Paris. "Cires et bougies depuis 1643." The company claims to be the "oldest wax and candle maker still in operation".
Cyrillus - Paris. Founded by Danielle Tellinge in 1977 when she could not find children's clothing she liked. Primarily clothing and linens.
Dehillerin - Eric Dehillerin, located in Paris, has been selling copper cookware since 1820.
Diptyque - Candles. 34, Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris 5ième
Galeries LaFayette
Des Gâteaux du Pain
Gazette de l'Hotel Drouot - Paris auction house. With catalogues, a search engine and links to auctioneers. Gazette Web is the auction sales weekly magazine.
Gouranyat & Son - Paris. See Paris: Goumanyat & Son Royaume, New York Times (Travel Section), November 18, 2007. "The shop's signature product is the noblest of spices: saffron, which the Thiercelin family has been buying, packaging and selling since 1809 when saffron was cultivated near their small farm in the Loiret region of France..."
La Grande Epicerie
J. Herbin - Paris. "Calligraphy supplies, fine writing ink, calligraphy pens, sealing wax, pen ink cartridges, reed and bamboo pens."
Kusmi Tea - Paris
Made in France - Elaine Sciolino, Lumière, New York Times, April 24, 2012.
Mariage Frerers - Tea
Maison Fey - Paris firm, founded in 1910, specializes in grainerie (working with leather): Cordova leather, faux books, gilding, desk items, furniture upholstery. 15, Avenue Daumesnil, 12th Arrondisement (01 43 41 22 22).
Maison Kayser - 8 and 14 Rue Monge Paris 5e
Maison Fey - Firm, founded in 1910, specializes in grainerie (working with leather). 15, Avenue Daumesnil, 12th Arrondisement (01 43 41 22 22). Cordova leather, faux books, gilding, desk items, furniture.
Marché de Rungis - Marché de gros en produits frais, grossiste produits traiteurs. See A Visit to Rungis, the World's Biggest Food Market by François-Xavier and Visit Rungis.
Oh dis le moi - Paris. "Bijoux, joaillerie, créateurs"
Origine France Garantie (Origin France Guaranteed) - Label introduced to promote products "Made in France". See also Mes Achats Francais which provides information on pruducts
Papier Plus - Paris.
Paulette et Leon -
Poilane - Boulangerie. 'Punitions' and spoon biscuits.
Papier Plus - Rue du Pont Louis Philippe
Petrossian - Caviar. 18 bd de Latour-Maubourg 75007 Paris.
La Ferme Saint-Aubin - Cheese. 76, Rue Saint Louis-en-l'Ile. Buy Brillat-Savarin (triple creme brie)
Poilane - Paris boulangerie.
Repetto - Paris.
S.T. Dupont - Paris.
Down Sybarites' Alley - Seth Sherwood, New York Times, December 23, 2007.
A Shopping Mecca in the Marais - Aric Chen, New York Times, January 2, 2005.

France - General Information

Château de Voltaire à Ferney - Centre des monuments nationaux
Église Catholique en France: Les sites internet des diocèses
Communes - Annuaire des mairies et communes de France, villes et hotels en France - infos tourisme et location vacances.
France Guide - Official website of the French Government Tourist Office
Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) - Directory of French companies that do what the French do best: équipements professionnels, patromoine bâti, décoration, arts de la table, gastronomie, culture et loisirs, mode et beauté. "Marque de reconnaissance de l'Etat mise en place pour distinguer des entreprises françaises aux savoir-faire artisanaux et industriels d'excellence."
Souvenirs de la Duchesse de Dino: publié par sa petite-fille la Comtesse Jean de Castellane; préf. de M. Etienne Lamy - Paris : Calmann-Lèvy, [1908]. Also in English


Paris Metro Map
Paris Visite - Unlimited travel using the Metro and bus system anywhere in Paris (Zones 1-5). Unlimited travel on the RER and SNCF lines in the greater Paris region.
Ryanair - Low cost European airline. (800-365-5563).
Via Michelin - Mapping tools with suggested detours and restuarants by location, cuisine and price range. Sites touristiques Alsace Lorraine


Alsatian Wine Route
La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin
Commanderie de Bordeaux - Wine Society.
A Peek Into the Exclusive World of Wine Societies - By Lettie Teague, Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2012.
International Wine & Food Society

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