La Ferme St Hubert in the 9th district! great address for cheese

What a good suprise to discover the new shop of La Ferme St Hubert who used to be rue Vignon in the 8th district where I was going more than 20 years ago..... A good address for their variety of cheese.

La Ferme St Hubert - 36 rue Rochechouart - 75009 PARIS (Metro: Cadet)

Paris flea markets! I love them and I alway find treasures for my Shabby Chic Homes

We have wellknown flea markets as St Ouen or Vanves but less known but very interesting are the "vide greniers " (car boot sale), the flea markets by neighborhood. They are held twice a year in all the Parisneigborhoods which makes a total of 40! therefore you might have a chance to visit one of them when you are in Paris. Some are made by professionnals but the authentic "vide grenier" is organized by residents. This one was held in the 9th district, rue de Rochechouart

What is the oldest pastry in Paris? Pâtisserie Stohrer (1730)

What is the oldest pastry in Paris?

Stohrer (1730): This is the oldest pastry in Paris, opened by the baker of the king Louis XV in the rue Montorgueil. It would have invented the baba au rhum, which remains one of the specialties of the house. Over time, Stohrer also became caterer, offering sweet and savory products in small or large quantities. The shop alone is worth the look, with its painted ceilings, tiled floors, mirrors and chandelier. Once you get there, hard not to be tempted by the many pastries sold

My recommandation: try the mille feuilles, delicious

Pâtisserie Stohrer
51 rue de Montorgueil
75002 - Paris

The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo - The British Amelie of the Kitchen

I bought Rachel's cooking book a month ago and She represents exactly the "vivre à la parisienne" that I want to share on my blog. I was glad to meet with her yesterday sharing a lovely dinner party called "once upon a table", on a peniche facing Notre Dame. Thanks to Fred from (his website will be launched in two weeks). In her book it says that Rachel is the British Amelie of the Kitchen and believe me (living in Montmartre I know exactly who Amelie is) she is, definitely. You can buy her book on Amazone and do not miss her videos on

Cité des Fusains in Montmartre


Also known as the Villa des Fusains, the  Cité des Fusains is 22 rue de Tourlaque and is a beautiful building composed of apartments and houses with a garden. Famous artists like Renoir and Toulouse Lautrec used to live there.I had the chance to visit a beautiful house which was for rent last year and I still have the code to get in!!! Please, visit the following link which gives you more information and they also have an apartment for rent there

Passage de l'Ancre near Beaubourg / Les Halles

Passage de l'Ancre is between the rue de Turbigo and the rue St Martin (entrance 30 rue de Turbigo or 224 rue Saint Martin). I use this secret passage once week when I go to my hairdresser. Lovely!

Countryside in Paris: Montmartre's village