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Theater costume designer and haute couture embroiderer, she has a great passion for children's fashion and for pretty fabrics (especially our beloved Liberty!); a passion shared on her Instagram @nos.vies.en.rose through soft and delicate photos that make you dream.

Born in the Parisian region, she loves to rediscover Paris through children's eyes and enjoy all that the capital has to offer for young and old.

For our new appointment #ParisSecretByMariePuce, we are happy to share with you her favorite places and visits to spend a wonderful day with her children.

Keep reading for a lovely selection all to discover.

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“For a stroll in Montmartre, we love to go to the Montmartre Museum and enjoy the charming gardens. I also usually take the opportunity to visit the fabric stores of the St Pierre market and have a little gourmet break at the Halle St Pierre or at Babka Zana.”


 Musée de Montmartre - an exceptional place in the heart of Paris

When visiting Montmartre, stop a few steps away from the Sacré-Coeur and visit the Montmartre Museum with its permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of art and history.

Created in 1960 in one of the oldest buildings on the hill, it has always been a meeting place that attracted many artists such as Renoir, Valadon, or Bernard.

Once the visit is over, take the time to discover its gardens and the Café Renoir which offer a haven of peace and greenery in the heart of Paris.

Overlooking the Clos Montmartre vineyard, these gardens are inspired by the masterpieces painted there by Renoir. The café is decorated in the spirit of a winter garden and opens onto the garden and its outdoor tables.

Babka Zana - a Levantine bakery entirely dedicated to this brioche

A cosy and picturesque bakery that offers babkas, pies, pastries, and sandwiches.

Here, the recipes are made in an artisanal way with the best products: melting, tasty, soft, and crispy pastries, presented with the greatest care so that everything is not only good but even beautiful to look at.

"The Luxembourg Garden is also one of our favorite stops with its puppets and double swings. Restaurant Treize au Jardin, right next door, is perfect for a brunch or a gourmet snack."

Théâtre des Marionnettes in the Luxembourg Garden - the largest puppet theater in France

Every week, in the Luxembourg garden, you can hear children's laughter coming from the Théâtre des Marionnettes, a large modern building, and the biggest theater of its kind in France.

Open every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, holiday, and school vacation, it welcomes the little ones to enjoy the pranks and mischief of the cheerful Guignol, the central hero of French puppetry, established here since 1933.

The children let their imagination run wild through traditional tales and stories such as the adventures of Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots or Pinocchio.

Treize au Jardin - a small oasis of warmth and happiness in the heart of the 6th arrondissement 

In a very large and chic space, with a terrace and a view of the Luxembourg Gardens, Treize au Jardin, is a cozy tearoom that offers a range of homemade and organic drinks and dishes, and all-day service.

Located just a few steps away from major tourist sites, such as the Sorbonne and the Odeon, this small restaurant is a meeting place for Parisians, expats, tourists, and everyone in between.

“Another place we also love is the Palais Royal area. We enjoy strolling in the gardens and walking through the various passages: Galerie Vivienne, passage des panoramas, Passage Jouffroy and Verdeau. 

For a little break, the Valentin tearoom in the Vivienne passage is perfect and the gingerbread toy store is a real treat for the eyes.”

Passage Jouffroy  - a magnificent Parisian covered passage 

Since its construction in 1836, the Jouffroy passage has become one of the most frequented covered passages in the capital. Located on the Grand Boulevards near the Passage des Panoramas, it charms all visitors with its beautiful iron and glass architecture and marble paving. Young and old alike visit the Jouffroy passage for the great variety and originality of the establishments it houses: the Grévin museum, the Salon des Miroirs which turns into a club on Saturday nights, the Chopin hotel, but also for the many original boutiques with their windows which alone are worth the visit.

Le Valentin Vivienne - a tearoom hidden in the most charming, covered passage 

Located in the gourmet heart of Paris, this elegant tearoom welcomes you all year round in its warm and intimate decor. Here, you will be able to taste the creations of the Master Pastry Chef Bruno Collard, notably the Mont Blanc, the inescapable specialty of the house or the Muscovado, deliciously crunchy and sumptuous of sweetness.

"The Musée des Arts Forains in Bercy is also perfect with children. An interactive guided tour takes us through the collections, all interspersed with lots of historical rides!" 


The Musée des Arts Forains  - a dream museum off the beaten track 

An unusual place that invites us to forget the daily routine with its unique collection of 19th and 20th century entertainment objects and its avant-garde scenography based on the marriage between tradition and modernity.

Here, the whole family experiences a timeless escapade around the themes of the cabinets of curiosities, the carnival, the extraordinary gardens, and the funfair of the Belle Époque. A visit that turns into a total show where objects and visitors also become actors.

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