June 15, 2016 – Wednesday

Now on for today’s souvenir tip from the country of France… Enjoy!

French Phrase

🎒🛍 Chocolate from Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse—Manufacture à Paris ~
necessarily with such good quality products difficult to get away without shouting the purse (especially if it’s hard to stop). Note for example that the tablet 75g will cost between € 6 and € 10 depending on the type and origin. Conclusion, a chocolate factory to discover, a little  luxury to afford occasionally, in moderation!
Chocolate Manufactory Alain Ducasse
40 ure of Roquette – Paris 11th
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10h to 19h


🎒🛍 Fleur de sel ~ First up, go directly to the spice aisle and pick up a big bag of famed French Sea Salt. If you buy one foodie item in France to bring home, make sure it’s salt! And she also said the best stuff was the greyish sort from the Brittany region (Bretagne in French). You can see above that this package indicates Bretagne as the source.

Fleur de Sel

🎒🛍 Flavoured bonbons


🎒🛍 Speculoos

🎒🛍 Christine Ferber Jams

🎒🛍 Vinaigre Celtique from Olivier Roellinger Spice Shop ~ made with apple juice, cider vinegar, brown sugar and spices, is the magic potion you’re looking for (€24.20). Available at Epices Roellinger (51 rue Sainte Anne , 2nd Arrondissement, Paris; +33-1-42-60-46-88).

🎒🛍 Bouquet Garni from Albert Menes ~ cheesecloth-wrapped sachets of herbs for cooking meat (thyme, coriander, marjoram, parsley, bay leaves) or fish (thyme, coriander, fennel, basil, parsley, bay leaves)—pack all the flavor you need whenever you need it and deserve a place in every spice cabinet. We’re talking about a cheap but super useful gift (€5.25). Available at Monoprix (numerous locations).

🎒🛍 Honey from La Maison du Miel ~ Founded in 1898, La Maison du Miel (24 rue Vignon, 9th Arrondissement, Paris; +33-1-47-42-26-70) is a honeypot of a shop that sells dozens of varieties from all over France. With its scent of the maquis—the wild herbs that grow all over the island—the Corsican honey is a Mediterranean vacation in a jar, and the Miel du Sapin (pine honey) is a secret weapon for barbecue marinades, since its gentle pine taste teams flatters the flavor of smoke (€10, depending on variety).

🎒🛍 Truffles from La Maison de la Truffe or Chocolate in Bayonne ~ vacuum-packed one-ounce black truffle in its own juice goes for €88. Oh, and whatever you do, don’t buy truffle oil, since the flavor is artificial. Available at La Maison de la Truffe (19 place de la Madeleine, 8th Arrondissement, Paris; +33-1-42-65-53-22).

🎒🛍 Skin care (Homeoplasmine, La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lai,
Avène Thermal Spray, Uriage Xémose,La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume)

🎒🛍 French wine

🎒🛍 Salt Caramels in Brittany

🎒🛍 Rose Salt in Provence

🎒🛍 Rivieras in Paris ~ They sub in where flip-flops do not, and there is no quicker way to pass through airport security than when shod with these. rivieras-shoes.com

🎒🛍 Veuve Clicquot Handled Carrier in Reims ~ The gift shop in the tasting room at Maison Veuve Clicquot in Reims is like a champagne-drenched fever dream. Shelves groan with chic swag in that legendary yellow, emblazoned with the familiar logo of comet and anchor. veuve-clicquot.com

🎒🛍 Paris: Bracelets from Merci

🎒🛍 Normandy: Calvados ~ Calvados, the strong apple brandy made in the orchards of Normandy

🎒🛍 Parfums de Rosine in Paris ~ Parfums de Rosine, tucked beneath the colonnades of the Palais-Royal. Nothing will remind you of Paris quite so evocatively as these perfumes, all of which are based on the rose. les-parfums-de-rosine.com

Thanks to Pinterest for all the great info about Paris and souvenirs. Thanks to all the contributors.
Journey to 40


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