For this first Parisian city guide, Marin Montagut shares with us his 6 favorite addresses in the heart of the city. From Place des Victoires to the Rue Saint Honoré, let’s go on a festive walk around the 6 confidential and hand picked addresses.
Love of refined products
Legrand Filles et Fils
1, Rue de La Banque and 7-11, Galerie Vivienne 75002
With its two different entrances, the oldest delicatessen store in Paris which opened in 1823 is a heaven for gourmet lovers. Chocolate and candy old school style, essentials and rare culinary French products, everything can be found and slipped into your shopping bag.
256, Rue Saint Honore, 75001
As soon as you sit down for a glass of “grand cru” and fresh dates, you can immediately recognize the amazing smell of freshly brewed coffee. This institution has been around since 1880 and has always been dedicated to the best plantations from around the word. Don’t forget to leave with its small coffee packs.
1, Rue de la Paix, 75002
In the midst of a Florentine decoration, you can notice the exquisite smells of the legendary Officina Santa Maria Novella of Florence. You can even find Vinegar from the seven thieves of Acqua di Colonia, which was created in the XVIth century for Catherine of Medicis.
4, Rue du Marche Saint Honoré, 75001
I am a big admirer of this Japanese label that excels in terms of art and knitting as well as indigo. The peak of elegance is a velvet and silk printed vest.
L’Atelier du bracelet Parisien
28, Place du Marché Saint Honoré, 75002
This atelier-boutique simply drives me crazy! In this store you are able to create bracelets, dream watches, belts and many more using a huge piece of crocodile skin or a thin piece of leather. If you bring in your old jacket you can even leave with a matching bracelet.
Cordonnerie Minuit Moins 7
10, Galerie Vero-Dodat, 75001
Hidden in a passage way and paved in black and white diamonds, this traditional shoe repairing store is known for the perfect work of its employees. Case in point, Christian Louboutin has given them exclusivity for the repair of his red sole shoes.