La Mer De Famille

La Mer De Famille

La Mer De Famille

A shop like this makes you realise that fairytales are inspired by reality. This gorgeous, vintage ‘La Mere de Famille’ sweet shop is Paris institution, was founded in 1761 and is known as the oldest confectioner in Paris.

Each and every corner is packed with treats and it offers over 1,200 references of sweets: chocolates, marshmallows, toffees, candied fruits, almond pastes, boiled sweets and fruit jellies, the list goes on!

The walls are lined with wood and glass cabinets and various colorful treats are housed in glass jars. It also has the most wonderful original tiled floor.

Could you ever imagine being unhappy if this was your day job???

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La Mer De Famille

La Mer De Famille

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La Mer De Famille

La Mer De Famille

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

2 Comments on La Mer De Famille

  1. Alex Sheppard
    Thursday, February 4th, 2010 10:59 at 10:59 am (12 years ago)

    This place looks AMAZING! I’m going to Paris this weekend, will definitely have to try and fit this place in.

  2. Rohini
    Thursday, February 4th, 2010 12:19 at 12:19 pm (12 years ago)

    Hi Alex! Doesn’t it? You’re so lucky – please go and visit for the team!! : ) Let us know what you think if you do x

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