Jean Hwang Carrant - Simply Extraordinary Cookies

Jean Hwang Carrant - Simply Extraordinary Cookies

84 Rue d'Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France
84 Rue d'Aboukir Paris Île-de-France 75002 FR
+33 (0)1 42 33 67 38+33 (0)1 42 33 67 38

Metro: Sentier (line 3), Bonne Nouvelle (line 9), Les Halles (line 4)

You may think it’s hard to imagine why anyone would crave American food in Paris, a city known for its scrumptious and refined cuisine. But sometimes there’s just no substitute for the nostalgic associations that come with savoring certain culinary mainstays—like a perfectly baked American-style cookie. And we know just where to find them in Paris!

Read INSPIRELLE‘s interview with owner and extraordinary cookie baker, Jean Hwang Carrant HERE.


77 Rue d'Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France 0.05 km
+33(0) 1 45 08 84 02+33(0) 1 45 08 84 02

Metro: Sentier Line 3

Boneshaker serves up not-just-any-ordinary donuts. We’re tasting and talking about plump, hand-rolled sweet pastries with flavors ranging from a simple sugar glazed to inventive maple syrup and bacon. READ MORE ABOUT BONESHAKER HERE

37 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris, France 0.2 km
+33 (0)1 45 08 88 90+33 (0)1 45 08 88 90

Metro: Sentier (line 3)

One of the city’s most eccentric and hip bars for single people, The Experimental Cocktail Club is proof that Paris has finally taken a leaf out of New York’s classy and creative cocktail bars book. This cocktail bar is one of the city’s most sophisticated places to mingle and serves delicious, unique cocktails that will blow you away. Forget mojitos and Cuba libres, this bar creates cocktails that you couldn’t even dream up!

25 Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, 75002 Paris, France 0.29 km
+33 (0) 1 79 75 71 17 (then press #4)+33 (0) 1 79 75 71 17 (then press #4)

Metro: Bonne Nouvelle (lines 8 and 9)

The largest in the family of Viva Fiesta stores, this location has three floors packed with all of your favorite party costumes and themed party decorations. Whether you’re looking for a generic disguise or superhero characters, or famous cartoon character costumes for you or your kids, they have a wide selection for you to choose from. Perhaps you prefer to mix and match to create your own look? No problem, you’ll find plenty of wigs, make-up, and even special effect contact lenses. Order online for home delivery (4.99€ or free over 40€) or pick-up in the store.

65 Rue Montmartre, 75002 Paris, France 0.29 km
+33 (0)1 83 95 46 77+33 (0)1 83 95 46 77

Metro: Sentier (line 3)

For a unique spa experience, try Spa Dans le Noir, where trained personnel with sight disabilities perform massages and spa treatments in the dark. The concept began in 2004 with Restaurants in the Dark and now includes spas in Paris and Bordeaux.

Tarifs:  49€ for 30 mins, 90€ for 60 mins and 135€ for 90 mins.

16 Passage des Panoramas, 75002 Paris, France 0.56 km

Metro: Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9)

This restaurant and épicerie (grocery) offers a unique and tasty experience for those gluten-intolerant, yet discerning gourmets. Some of their dishes are also lactose-free and/or vegetarian.

Read full review here of gluten-free bakeries in Paris by INSPIRELLE contributor Chloe Martin.

60 Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris, France 0.58 km
+33 (0)1 53 01 82 00+33 (0)1 53 01 82 00

Metro: Arts et Métiers (line 3)

A wonderful little museum exhibiting over 2,400 inventions, from scientific instruments to energy to communication and transportation. Guided tours and numerous demonstrations and workshops are organized regularly throughout the year.

69 Rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris, France 0.61 km

Metro: Arts et Métiers (lines 3 and 11)

It’s not often that you walk into a restaurant that looks like you’re in a shabby chic, Parisian apartment; but when you do, you’re in for a real treat. Here, you’ll find guests drinking, dining and flirting in the bedroom, living room, dining room or boudoir, making themselves quite literally “at home”. There’s even a Ping-Pong table and a smoking room hidden behind a mirrored wardrobe… très chic.

22 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris, France 0.7 km
+33 (0) 1 48 24 75 82+33 (0) 1 48 24 75 82

Metro: Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9), Le Peletier (line 7)

Wondering whether you really have space in your closet for another Halloween party costume? No need to worry. Just rent it for the night! Au Fou Rire has two floors packed with costumes and accessories to get you dressed to impress for almost any theme. Or, if you want to add another costume to your collection to whip out for the next fancy dress party, you can shop online and have everything delivered to your home. Rental for adults, sales for kids and adult costumes.


208 Rue Berger, 75001 Paris, France 0.72 km
+33 0800 80 40 20+33 0800 80 40 20

This large chain with 250 stores in France and around Europe, offers a huge variety of styles for all your home decorating needs. Whatever your preference the Maisons du Monde’s own team of furniture designers imagine their exclusive and unique collections of furniture and decor each year in 3 different catalogues – indoor, outdoor, and junior.

141 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris, France 0.76 km
+33 (0) 1 42 78 35 00+33 (0) 1 42 78 35 00

Metro: Rambuteau (line 11)

Try Riad Nejma in the heart of the 4th arrondissment of Paris for a hot, cold and sugary brunch buffet Middle Eastern style. Buffet means you can try all the delicious offerings from Barh’il (thousand hole crepes) to Seffai (sugared semoule with almonds and raisins, and briouats (flake pastry filled with tuna, cheese or chicken) as well as a variety of salads.

For more brunch recommendations, read our article:  “15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris”!

8 Rue de Louvois, 75002 Paris, France 0.76 km

Metro: Quatre Septembre (line 3)

For a fabulous haircut that falls naturally without fuss, book with YUJI at his hair salon embedded in the Japanese quartier in the heart of Paris. Yuji worked at two of the city’s most prestigious coiffeurs before opening up his own Zen inspired salon. It’s a bit pricey but if you think your hair is worth it, you definitely won’t be disappointed.

5-7 Impasse Berthaud, 75003 Paris, France 0.85 km
+33 (0)1 42 72 73 11+33 (0)1 42 72 73 11

Metro: Rambuteau (line 11)

Make a dream come true for doll lovers by taking them to the Musée de la Poupée in the Marais. Imagine finding over 500 of the finest French dolls, from 1800 to today, on display in their best finery and accessories! Admire the furnished miniature dollhouses. From baby dolls to Barbie, learn about the evolution of the doll and understand why she is your little girl’s eternal best friend.

As mentioned in our Guide to After School and Weekend Activities and 15 Indoor Activities for Children in Paris on Rainy Days!

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4 Rue Papillon, 75009 Paris, France 0 km
+33 (0)1 42 12 03 60+33 (0)1 42 12 03 60
+33 (0)6 60 37 25 68+33 (0)6 60 37 25 68

Specialist children’s hairdressers with TVs at each seat, a playroom for waiting, and a small toy when finished. They’ve been a fixture in the 17th near Parc Monceau for 15 years and are now in the 7th and 9th arrondissements .  Also, the owner recently designed her own children’s clothing line which is available for purchase in the salons.

156 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France 0.9 km

Madura creates collections with the aim to give pleasure and to make interior design easy, enjoyable and approachable. Together with their vast range of textiles, they also offer a wide selection of lamps, blinds and other accessories.

Numerous locations in Paris, around France, Europe and New York City.

41 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France 1.02 km

Metro: Hôtel de Ville (line 1)

The Centre Danse du Marais offers over 40 different dance disciplines for children and adults, from beginners to the most advanced dancers. Choose from Classical ballet, African, Bollywood, Balinese, Belly dancing, Tap, Flamenco, Salsa, Tango, Hip Hop, Martial arts, Pilates, Yoga and much more. English is spoken.

Get more ideas about after-school and weekend activities in our ultimate guide to kid’s activities!

5 Rue du Cloître Saint-Merri, Paris, France 1.03 km
+33 (0)1 40 29 89 99+33 (0)1 40 29 89 99

Metro: Châtelet (lines 1,4,7,11), Hôtel de Ville (line 1)

In a cute house just a few steps from the Centre Pompidou art museum, you’ll find the friendly Happy Families, where everything is considered for your children no matter what their age. Relax and have a coffee while young bubs can play in a safe and secure soft playroom, and then order healthy kid-friendly snacks from their cafe, which is equipped with high chairs. Need a break from the little ones? Their friendly staff will watch them while you have a haircut, a manicure, or a massage — and your kids can get their hair coiffed too. It’s also a great birthday party venue, where they offer value packages for up to 10 children with special themes and a party leader.

19 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris, France 1.06 km
+33 (0) 9 73 60 13 64+33 (0) 9 73 60 13 64

Metro: Jacques Bonsergent (line 5)

Holybelly is owned and operated by Sarah Mouchot and Nico Alary, who together create a new menu every month – a mix of classic French and Western comfort food, based on what products are in season. Their staple: Sunday breakfast.

5 Cité du Wauxhall, 75010 Paris, France 1.11 km

Metro: République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11)

Missing those tea and crumpets from back home? Located on the east side of Paris, this specialty grocery store offers more than 800 products not only from the British isles, but also some well-liked yearned for American specialities. The boutique was established in 1993 and now offers online shopping, too.

35 Rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris, France 1.12 km

Metro: Pyramides, Opéra, Tuileries

Singaporean actress and mother Charlotte Chiew founded Little Tykes Theatre in 2007 as an answer to a need for quality and fun workshops and parent-child classes for the under 3-year-olds in Paris. She and her team lead holiday camps (for 2 to 8-year olds) and weekly workshops (for little ones 3 months to 3 years) which use games to present simplified forms of professional mime and actor training to children.

GET THE SCOOP on more kids’ activities in our Ultimate Guide to After-School and Weekend Activities!

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