Great buys in Paris

Old Aug 13th, 2009, 04:39 PM
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This is my very first post. What a wonderful topic!!! I have enjoyed it very much! I am going to Paris for my first time Sept. 19-27.

Thanks for all of the helpful information!!!!!
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Old Aug 13th, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Old Aug 15th, 2009, 09:24 AM
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oh so sad-we only travel with a carry-on for two weeks now. You make me want to go back to my huge checked bag!
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Old Aug 15th, 2009, 11:07 AM
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In July, I noticed that Laduree macaroons are now available at CDG once one gets past security when I was traveling to my connection to Geneva to Montreal. I had already brought some with me that I purchased the evening before at the restaurant/ store. Now I wish that I had bought more, those ones did not last very long once I was at home!
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Old Aug 15th, 2009, 11:39 AM
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Please......Please Ladies. They are Macarons ! Not Macaroons or anything like them.

And I do not like them.
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Old Sep 8th, 2009, 01:26 PM
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I noticed there is a Laduree available at CDG. I will be going there!
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Old Sep 14th, 2009, 04:31 AM
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I just returned from Paris and found powdered piment d'espelette at the Bon Marche. Also, if you are interested in the pottery jars of Edmond Fallot dijon or grain mustard from Beaune, I found them at CDG airport - the 9 ounce jar of grain mustard was 5.80 euros which I think is a little less than the price I saw at Franprix. I bought them there because I did not want to worry about them breaking in my luggage if I bought them in Paris and had to pack them in my checked bag. Buying them at the airport duty free allowed me to just carry them on. They have larger sizes available too.
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Old Sep 14th, 2009, 08:34 AM
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Isn't mustard a liquid or a gel or some other forbidden consistency? Or is graininess enough to keep it from exploding? ;<)
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I am officially drooling all over my keyboard! I will be leaving for Paris on the 30th and I think my first stop is going to be for macarons. We always bring back enough mustard to last us about a year, then have to go back to France for more.
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I use my violet mustard on my smoked salmon.
and mixed with lavende honey to baste my chicken.

Fifi, I had Deyrolle put my cigale and another insect in the shadow boxes they sell.
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Old Sep 14th, 2009, 09:46 AM
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perfumes from fragonnard

soaps from fragonnard

ibuprofen gel

totohpaste-frmule rouge- stains the gums red to make teeth look whiter

la roche posay products (cheaper, wider range)

men's shirts from cotton doux (across from BHV)

kids toys from any toy store (durable, no lead paints, handcrafted many times)
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Old Sep 14th, 2009, 09:57 AM
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Peabody - yes mustard is forbidden, but if you buy it after security at the duty free, you can bring it on -- as long as you are not on a connecting flight. If you are on a connecting flight, they will tell you to put it in your checked luggage after you go through customs and before you go back through security. Since we were on a direct CDG-DFW flight, I had no problems.
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Old Sep 14th, 2009, 12:24 PM
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I keep reading about the ibuprofen gel; do you ask for it by a brand name?
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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 05:53 AM
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<<I keep reading about the ibuprofen gel; do you ask for it by a brand name?>>

i'd like to know too, please!
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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 08:59 AM
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There's alot of it on line.

I bought a gel for pain in Paris called
VoltarenActigo but there is not ibuprofen listed.
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Be careful buying things at food markets by the locals. A friend bought all in the office some homemade jellies, etc. and had to leave them all in customs.
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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 01:13 PM
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Thanks, Cigale, for the info. I have taken oral Voltaren here in US but wasn't sure it was called the same thing in France.
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Old Sep 15th, 2009, 04:54 PM
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just in case the voltarenactigo is not available, can anyone translate "ibuprofen gel" into french for me?

tks!!!
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you vcan get Voltaren Actigo at any pharmacy.
Look for the green cross!
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