Great buys in Paris

Old Sep 16th, 2009, 09:48 AM
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The generic name for Voltaren is diclofenac; that would be more helpful to know than ibuprofen since it is a different medication although similar in that they are both NSAIDs.
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grandmere - merci!
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Oh my gosh - I am so happy to have found this thread. I will be going to Paris for the first time with my 8 year old daughter in December. She will love picking out soaps at Fragonnard. Any other recommendations for fun stores for a girl her age who loves clothes, toys and "special" things like little jewelry pieces and hair things?
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well now, violet jam - I can't wait for Spring and a harvest! Recipe seems pretty eask folks - just google it - most show freezer storage ut I'll bet with 15 min. water bath processing it can be stored for a year out of the freezer.
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Travelingmom3, Du Pareil Au Meme has clothes that are trendy and affordable; there are lots of them throughout the city, depending upon where you're staying. We went to the one on Blvd. St. Germain, near the church, and also the one near Bon Marche, for starters.

If she likes shoes, Pom d'Api (rue du Four, other locations, too) shoes are adorable (and expensive!).
You will find lots of other stores that have things that will delight her. That will not be a problem!
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grandmere - thanks so much!
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though I am not a child(maybe childlike I love browsing good toy stores. I stumpled upon Paris's best.

Au Nain Bleu 5 boulevard Malesherbes, 75008, Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 65 20 00 Fax: +33 (0)1 42 65 20 20
This world-famous toy store has delighted children since it first opened in the 1830s.
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The website in English http://aunainbleu.com/Default.aspx

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Can you ship jelly and honey to the US thru the Poste boxes?

When in Paris we buy boxes of soap for washing clothes. My daughter and I try to find the scent that Paris Perfect uses to wash their linen. Then when we need a hit of Paris we use it to wash our sheets. We have one package left and now just smell it for our Paris fix. Also buy Michael Chardon paves. The store says they only last a week or so, but I put them in my freezer for months. They don't look took good but the taste is still there. Also love the wet sea salt-be sure to buy the grinder for wet salt. Loving all this information and making notes like mad.
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Wow, what a lot of great ideas......Fodorites are fantastic shoppers!
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Note for Aussies. Be very careful of which foodstuffs you try to take to Australia. Anything with meat, cheese, milk, fish or fresh fruit/vegetables is forbidden. Heavy fines if you haven't listed it on the customs form.

However, lots of ideas above I've taken on board. Thanks
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Great Balls of Gucci,

How I do miss the contributions of Mamaw and Cibrone!

What a loss for Fodorville.


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I'm addicted to the gree tea "eau de linge" from Bormes. The smell is fantastic -- it actually makes me want to get out my iron (and I do NOT like to iron).
http://www.comptoir-beaute-sante.com...002465029.html

Unfortunately, it only comes in a 1 liter bottle and that will take up a lot of luggage space and you'd have to buy some kind of tupperware style container at Monoprix or Carrefour to keep it safe in your suitcase.
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