Today I’m going to take you on a guided tour of a walk I have done four times over my last two visits to Paris.
The 6th Arrondissement is saturated with tiny shops filled with gorgeous gifts, linens, dishes, jewellery, clothes and gastronomical wonders.
By metro: Arrive at either the Marbillon or San Germain de Pres metro stop.
1. l’Eglise de San Germain de Pres (Saint Germain Church)
Start at this beautiful old church completed in the year 558.
Address: Place St-Germain-des-Pres, 75006 Paris, France
2. Jules Pansu
Follow the street that runs by San Germain for another half block until you see Jules Pansu on your left. This store stocks wonderful pillows, tapestries and bags. It’s difficult to resist the charms of their animal cushions and my favourite is that of a cow wearing a fedora.
Address: 42 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010, Paris
Telephone: +33 (0)142 467 245
3. Laduree and the Laduree Tea Room
Continue to the end of this block. You will see a mint green coloured building ahead of you. There is a store where you buy macarons and tea (the rose tea is our favourite) as well as a tea room where you can have a meal (I like the tiny, perfect sliders) or just tea with sweet things. I highly recommend the salted caramel macaron. Please note that macarons are only really tasty for 24 hours so they do not make ideal gifts for those at home.
Address: 21 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
Telephone:+33 1 44 07 64 87
4. Tiany Chambard
As you step out of the exit from the tea room (not the shop), Tiany Chambard will be the very next shop on the same side of the street. This shop sells whimsical vintage jewellery and my favourites have been two wonderful lucite brooches ~ a cat and a dog.
Address: 32 Rue Jacob, 75006 Paris, France
Telephone:+33 1 43 29 73 15
Facebook page here
5. Fiaencerie Gien
Address: 13, Rue Jacob, 75006, Paris
Founded in 1821 (by an Englishman), this company sells beautiful ceramic dishes made in Gien, France, a small town on the banks of the Loire River.
Telephone: +33 (0)1 46 33 46 72
6. Henri le Roux
You’ll have to walk a little farther to get to the last stop on our walk. Continue up Rue Jacob for a couple of blocks and turn right. Walk two more blocks and turn left. Walk two more blocks and volia, you will see the shop on your right.
In this photograph, you will see paper fans in the window and these fans may remind you of Japan. In 2006 Henri le Roux sold his chocolate company to Japanese cookie company, Yoku Moku. My favourites at Henri le Roux are the SBCs (salted butter caramels) but the chocolates are also heavenly.
Access: 1 Rue de Bourbon le Chateau, Paris, France
Telephone: Phone: +33 (0)1 82 28 49 80
Enjoy all the delights that this walk has to offer. À bientôt.