A la Mere de Famille, Paris

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Paris’s oldest sweet shop, A la Mere de Famille, was founded in 1761 and is still operating in its original location. On your visit, you will find a charming little store that hasn’t changed much over the past 250 years. If you’re a chocolate lover, try the ice cream, which includes flavors like chocolate sorbet, chocolate mint, and chocolate with candied orange and a hint of vodka. There are also various sorts of small chocolates, candied fruits, calissons, butterscotch roudoudous, marshmallow ropes, delicate violet bonbons, and other sweets, too.

The company now has several other locations in Paris, but a visit to the original shop on rue du Faubourg Montmartre is a must for lovers of Paris and sweets alike. Using our custom trip planner, Paris attractions like A la Mere de Famille can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • There are more chocolate and candy and me I was looking rather a confectionery. The prices are very expensive. Probably pay the privilege to enter a shop that has a sacred character...
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  • a definite gem, anything you need they have it, at least very similar to what you need, is good enough! I’m coming back  more »
  • It has been several times I buy very good chocolates in this shop. Unfortunately, the service is not up to the prestige of the brand "A mother". The waitresses are sullen. One has the impression to disturb them in their rest. And when you ask them some chocolates, limit the exasperation. It is painful to not be comfortable to choose his chocolates. I avoid it now.
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  • An incredible selection of candies, and quintessential Parisienne treats. Make sure to try fruit pate, you'll wish you bought more. Bring your camera as the photo opportunities abound.
  • Very beautiful and picturesque shop filled with a variety of sweets to choose from. All of the chocolates I bought were delicious and packaged in very sturdy boxes perfect for stuffing in your suitcases for later.
  • Absolutely loved this chocolate store!!! It was so beautiful inside and the treats were amazing.
  • Amazing place, it's been there for over a century and still makes the most delicious French sweet treats. It's expensive -- but worth every cent!
  • You gotta go - the oldest chocolate shop in Paris. The marshmallows, oh my gosh! Also, the raspberry hard candies... Can't wait to go back, and bring back blocks of it again 👍👍👍
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