This is not opulent Paris or even majestic Paris. It's ordinary -- and that's a good thing.
If you're looking for a slice-of-life neighborhood, this community is your place.
Located in the 14th arrondissement, the street is steps away from Denfert Rochereau,
a great stop that offers service on both the Metro and the RER
(with quick access to Roissy-Charles DeGaulle Airport).
It's a destination I always return to, continually finding new surprises that delight.
With each and every visit, it always manages to tug at my heart strings.
Isn't that why we come back to Paris again and again?
Maison Péret, sometimes called Le Rallye Péret, is a brasserie located in the middle of this hustle-bustle market street. It's open 7 days a week, convenient to both locals and travelers, worthy of a special trip to this neighborhood. I never miss the heavenly experience of dining
al fresco on their patio where I can enjoy the engaging commotion of the shopping street.
Feasting on a simple but delightful mix of salad greens, the plate showboats three different cheeses that crown grilled Poilâne bread (the blue is my favorite). Paired with a delightful glass of the grape from their wine shop located adjacent to the restaurant, Maison Péret is exactly what you crave in Paris. Bonus: Berthillon ice cream is on offer for dessert.
Family friendly, it's one of those dining experiences that isn't hot or trendy, just good.
Four generations of the Péret family have been working hard at their craft since 1919.
It's a great chance to experience an authentic bite of Paris.
Bravo Family Péret!
Speaking of cheese, historic fromage purveyor Androuet has opened a boutique on rue Daguerre. Think historic, artisnal, delightful. Camembert, Brie de Melun, Ossau Iraty, Cantal, Comté, Roquefort, blue d'Auvergne and many more favorites can be discovered at this
tiny shop. The lines are sometimes long but it's worth the wait. This is not grocery store cheese. It's the real deal and the staff is both knowledgeable and dedicated to getting it right.
He invented the Daguerreotype process of photography, well known in American as the process used by Matthew Brady to shoot those great American portraits of the day that
helped document the time of the Civil War.
This photo, taken in Paris, was captured some time around 1938. It's not that different from the Polaroids taken in my childhood. Isn't it hard to imagine life before still pictures?
Monsieur Daguerre was gifted. He was well known, too, as an artist and theatre designer.
But I like him best because of the little street in Paris that he inspired. A street where you can find charcuterie, steaming paella, fresh figs and cherries, designer chocolate and much more.
It's a neighborhood to remember.
Please, if you haven't already discovered the charms of rue Daguerre, add it to your next adventure in Paris.