Ora et labora (pray and work) is the guiding rule for monks and nuns in France’s many monasteries, who produce handmade, unique goodies to eat and drink, as well as traditional handicrafts. Usually, you’d need to trek into the mountains to buy their wares, but thanks to this boutique, you can nab a bottle of artisanal chartreuse, a jar of tomato jam, or hand-made beeswax candles right in the middle of Paris. A specialty: home herb teas and remedies recommended by none other than Hildegarde von Bingen, the 12th-century German saint.
Comptoir des Abbayes
23 rue des Petits Champs
Our Rating Neighborhood 1st arrondissement Transportation Métro: Pyramides Phone 01-42-96-11-24 Web site Comptoir des Abbayes
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