Le Cafe des Chats, Paris

Just before we headed to Paris in late March, my nephew and his wife visited a cat cafe in California, and I saw their pictures on Facebook. When we got to Paris I was missing Bouzouki, the house cat who shared his house with us in Corfu, Greece. A quick Google search brought us to Le Café des Chats, a cat cafe in Paris so I could visit some cats. (Chat = cat in French.)

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It was a rainy, drizzly day in Paris, and a lot of the cats were sleeping in the window.

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The tables on the ground floor were already full, so we headed to the basement of the cat cafe. Look at this great fainting couch!

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Most of the cats were sleeping, but this girl was hanging out in the basement and was awake! We were warned, though, that she runs a bit hot and cold, so depending on the day, she might be super friendly, or a bit standoffish. Based on this picture, we thought this gal was having a bad day. Isn’t the coloring of her face fascinating?

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However, once I sat down, she jumped up in my lap! Good kitty!

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So the rules of the cat cafe are:

  • Don’t wake up a sleeping cat
  • Don’t pick up the cats, let them come to you
  • Don’t use flash photography

This cutie in the blurry picture below had found a warm place to sleep just behind the space heater!

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Wait, what’s up there? What’s going on?

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See the little hole in wall up above the book shelf? There was a cat up there! Darren got this fun picture, above, of me and the cat watching another cat come down from the little hiding place. We didn’t even realize there was a cat in there!

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A sign in the cat cafe. Savon le Chat = cat soap in French!

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We enjoyed our visit to Le Café des Chats, and the next time I’m in a city that has a cat cafe, I’ll be sure to visit!