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Cafe des chats.

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I finally did it! I visited the most charming cafe in Paris and it was more than puurrrfect. Okay, that was bad I’m sorry ;) But, do you still remember my post a long long time ago, when I told you that Paris would have their own cat-cafe?! I won’t blame you if you don’t remember it anymore because that was in 2013… I feel a bit ashamed that it took me so long to visit my little friends in Paris but, it was worth the waiting.

The first thing I saw when I arrived at the cafe were a few little pink noses curled up behind the window. The urge was to big for me to pet them. So I had to go inside as quick as I could go. For the hygiene I had to disinfect my hands before I could take place between the cats.

Their is a ground floor and a basement. The basement looked like an old cave, it was so cozy! It reminded me a bit of Shakespeare and company, an old English bookstore in Paris. Only here it was filled with a lot of cats instead of books, even better if you ask me!

All the food on the menu is organic and home made. You have to try the ‘romeo and julia’ tea, it was delicious. The best part still has to come…*drum-rolls*… it’s forbidden to feed the cats, so you can keep all the food for yourself and you won’t fall for their irresistibly puppy eyes.

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I want to give a big applause to the owner of cafe des chats, Margaux Gandelon. She really made a great home for these little friendly creatures. There were many cozy corners, tunnels, baskets, pillows and of course leather sofas where they can scratch all day! For me it was hard to believe that all these pretty cats where abandoned, found on the streets and adopted from shelters. I still don’t understand why humans can be so mean to leave these cats on their own. Gladly these cats were lucky and found a warm home with the love and attention they deserve, but there are still a lot of cats that wait for a home. So, I hope that everyone who want to buy a cat (or dog) don’t forget about all the lonely animals in the shelters. They are just as great as any other animal and ready to be petted.

If you want to visit cafe des chats, it’s advisable to make a reservation because the cats are really popular. It would be a shame if it’s full when you’re there. Oh, and don’t forget to read the rules about cafe des chats on their website. For example: sleeping cats may not be petted and you can take photo’s but without a flash!

Click here for their website to make a reservation, check out the rules or learn more about the cats.

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥
Note: If you like you can share your experience or your thoughts about cafe des chats in the comment section below. 

 

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Aux Merveilleux de Fred.

Aux Merveilleux bannerThe Marais is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris when it comes to food and art. I love to wander around between the charming streets and enjoying the smell of falafels. For the people who don’t know that much about the Marais, let me give you a few key words: art, food, history and shopping. Four things that go very well together. Today I’m going to write about a bakery which fits perfectly in the lifestyle of the Marais. Say hello to Aux Merveilleux de Fred! 

First let me tell you why I think this bakery has all the four key words I told you about:
1. Art – The pastries look like little art works.
2. Food – You’re stupid if you don’t eat them.
3. History – As many iconic bakeries in Paris, also Aux Merveilleux de Fred has an interesting history.
4. Shopping – If you buy these beauties, it counts as shopping!

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The mastermind behind these delicious pastries is Frederic Vaucamps. A french man who opened his first bakery (1982) in Hazebrouck, a small town very close to the Belgium border. Frederic Vaucamps had to work very hard for his success because only 15 years later he achieved great success with the remake of the old recipe of the merveilleux pastry. He turned a forgotten pastry  into a refreshing new concept, meringue surrounded by chocolate whipped cream and chocolate chips. Mmmmm, if I only think about it, I feel the meringue melting on my tongue!

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Today Aux Merveilleux de Fred has many stores all over the world. From our beloved city Paris to the big apple of New York City. The success of this bakery? You tell me! I think it has to do with their way of specialization. One store for one product (Actually two products, they also sell brioche loaf in different flavors). You know the quality has to be good when you put so much love into your pastries. What makes it even more special is that you can see how they create the pastries, they bake them in an open space.

All together, enough reasons to try one at Aux Merveilleux de Fred.
Check out their website for the store locations and more information about their company.

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I hope you enjoyed the article, feel free to share your thoughts or experiences with us :)
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Don’t forget to check out the new website www.worldofparis.com! 

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Watch the world go by.

Watch the world go by copyDo you ever ask yourself the question, ”am I doing the right thing with my life?”. Well I do, and I can tell you that it’s a pretty hard question to answer.

Just when you think you’re in the right place, mother nature turns the earth and you’re lost again. I have the feeling that I’m stuck in a maze. I know where to go, but I can’t find the right direction. Art school is teaching me all new things, but please believe me when I say that I’m dying for some more sleep and a little less stress. They are killing me over there!

Most of you know that my dream is to study for a while in Paris and gladly my school can help with that, so I know where I’m fighting for. Still I feel very sad about the fact that I don’t have any time left to write about my biggest obsession in life…Paris. I miss you guys so much, I love writing for you and share everything I know and discover. You guys are amazing and have left so many great comments on this blog that kept me motivated every day ♥

Sometimes I dream about my future. Living together with my lovely boyfriend and staring out the window with a little cat next to me. I still want to work hard. I want to write, draw, talk, read, learn, teach, edit all day about Paris. Share my stories and feelings about this beautiful city till the day that I die.

The only thing I have to do is to be patient and remember that we all have to work hard to achieve our dreams and that’s not a bad thing, only a bit frustrating sometimes ;) So, am I doing to right thing with my life? I don’t know jet, but I hope that I can answer that question in a few years…

Again, apologies for the lack of posts, If I have found a little time I will think of you. Do you guys think to me then?

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥ 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale

BarbieI like to scale things up when I’m in Paris. Just because of the fact that Paris is full of hidden treasures that are worth to take a closer look at.

I found this ”beauty” in the streets of Belleville, an area in Paris located between 4 different districts: the 20th, 19th, 11th and 10th district. Belleville was formerly an independent town separated from Paris. The name Belleville means beautiful city. For now Belleville is an non touristic area, but I think that will change in a few years. That’s because Belleville is an upcoming area with lots an lots of hidden treasures! I’ll soon tell you more about the best places in Belleville.

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥ 

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www.worldofparis.com now online!!

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Dear Paris lovers!

I’m so happy to introduce you the new website of World of Paris, it’s finally online!! Thank you so much for all the support (and patience ;) There are still a lot of little things that need to be done, but those things will follow step by step.

I hope you will enjoy the website of World of Paris. I’ll keep this blog to share my adventures with all my dearest followers, but of course I hope to see you on the new website!

Please share your thoughts about the new website, I would love to know your first impressions :)

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

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Say no to Foie Gras!

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A thousand time sorry for my lack of posts. I work hard on the new website to make sure that every article I’ve ever written can also be found again. The website will have a new concept to ensure the quality of the things I write. Most people are used to receive a message every day, but this time it will be more divided over the week. The release of the new website will be on the 1st of January 2015! 

Today I want to pay a bit of attention to animal suffering behind the French delicacy foie gras. Many people don’t know what a miserable life these animals have and how they are tortured. Also this year the shelves are full again and it’s an extra popular delicacy during Christmas season. Foie gras is a touchy subject because it’s (unfortunately) cultural heritage for the French. Please everyone, be aware of the product you buy, a Christmas spirit isn’t behind it.

Feel free to share this animation on your blog or social media if you want to spread the message!

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La Tour Eiffel from Place de la Concorde, Paris.

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