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Aug 16th, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Buying honey in Paris?

On previous trips, I have always brought some back to the US from the Famille Mary shop on the Rue Cler. I am now aware of several other choices: the UNAP boutique (rue des Tournelles), Les Abeilles (rue de la Butte-aux-Cailles ), and La Maison du Miel (rue de Vignon). I understand that daily markets may also have good vendors, but I can't seem to find any more detailed information in that area. Does anyone have any comments on these sellers, or others? Thanks.
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Aug 16th, 2012, 01:02 PM
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My favorite honey is that produced on the roof of the Opéra Garnier. It's a fascinating story:

http://www.terre.tv/fr/1248_les-abei...opera-de-paris

It's sold in the Boutique de l'Opéra and at Fauchon.
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Aug 16th, 2012, 02:39 PM
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I know from my travels in the Île-de-France that honey is a local specialty of the Gâtinais region, specifically Milly-la-Forêt. There is a shop in Paris where you can buy products from the Île-de-France, including honey from the Gâtinais region, called L'Echopée Locale:

http://uk.eurostar.com/uk/travel-to-...le-idp-9121896

http://www.terrafemina.com/societe/e...rancilien.html
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Aug 16th, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Outside of purchasing my honey in Denmark, my #1 honey choice, from the 1970s to the 1990s, when in Paris, I purchased my honey at La Maison du Miel, on the rue de Vignon, a short walk from Fauchon. Although I'm in Paris, almost annually, it's been a while since I last purchased honey. But, when I did, La Maison du Miel hit the spot. Happy Travels!
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Aug 17th, 2012, 04:33 AM
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If you haven't been to Butte aux Cailles, it would be worth buying the honey there even if it weren't the apex of perfection ;-) that you might get elsewhere.
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Aug 17th, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Are there any restrictions as to how much honey you can bring back to the states?
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Aug 17th, 2012, 07:17 PM
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No.
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Aug 17th, 2012, 08:25 PM
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