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The ever-disappearing herbalist in Paris is alive and well, you just have to know where to go. A new European directive limiting the sale of herbal products, the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive, came into effect on April 30, 2011. About fifteen herbalists remain in the city.

The following boutiques aim to please with their wide variety of homeopathic remedies, teas, syrups, and essential oils:

Herberisterie de la Place Clichy
87 Rue d’Amsterdam
75008 Paris, France
Phone: 33 1 48 74 83 32
Fax: 33 1 45 26 98 57
Metro stop: Place Clichy

They have opened up a sister shop on the Left Bank at:
Herberisterie d’Hippocrate
42 Rue Saint Andre des Arts
75006 Paris, France
Phone: 33 1 40 51 87 03
Metro stop Saint Michel

Michel Pierre
Herboristerie du Palais royal

11 rue du Petit Champs, Paris 75001

Florame
specializes in aromatherapy, soaps, eu de toilettes, candles
15 rue de Rosiers, Paris 75004
44 rue Cler, Paris 75007

Herbeus
58 rue du Temple, Pris 75004
27 rue Vignon, Paris 75008
25 fue du Poteau, Paris 75018

Le Carre des Simples
specializes in teas
22 rue Tronchet, Paris 75008
http://www.lecarredessimples.com

jardinplantes

If you’re wanting to explore early medicinal herbal gardens, check out the first one planted in Paris by Louis XII’s physician in 1635: Jardin des Plantes, 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005. Entrée gratuite. If you’re taking the kids be sure to visit the adjoining zoo (small fee, big payoff). To your health, sante!

Bus : Lines 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89 et 91.
Batobus : stop – Jardin des Plantes.
Metro, RER : line 5 Austerlitz – line 7 Censier Daubenton – line 10 Jussieu or Austerlitz – RER C.

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