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L’artisanat Monastique

Literally stumbled upon a unique boutique that sells handmade, authentic gifts and goods from monasteries in Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Rennes and Toulouse. A 68 bis, av; Denfert-Rochereau 75014 it is not immediately visible but it is a treasure trove of beautiful products ranging from handmade candles and soaps to embroidered kitchen and living room drapery. It might be a perfect place to pick up authentic French gifts that may not necessarily have the Eiffel Tower on them. Their website seems to be worth a visit as well. Click here

Cire Trudon

It is not everyday that one gets to say that they purchased candles from the same candle maker that served the courts of Louis IX and Napoleon I and the same supplier of candles for the Versailles Palace, yet this is exaclty what I did today. The house of Trudon has built a formidable reputation for its remarkable craftsmanship in the making of candles and has done so consistently since 1643. By some accounts it is the oldest candle maker in the world. As I study under the light and scent of beautiful candles bought from Cire Trudon I could only recommend visiting their store at 78, rue de Seine in the very strongest of terms. It is certainly worth it, particularly for candle and scent enthusiasts like myself. The price range is accomodating, although the very best products come at competitive prices. Well, one cannot possibly put a price upon joining the company of clients such as Marie Antoinette who have enjoyed these high quality candles in centuries past. The blog (click here) also …