First cat café opens in Paris
Café des Chats, home to 12 former strays, says it provides "purr therapy" to patrons.
Oooh la la! At Café des Chats in one of Paris' trendiest neighborhoods, you can get a hot cup of coffee, a soft croissant and a little love from a cat.
The new café is home to 12 cats that are former strays and were adopted from rescue centers. The felines provide "purr therapy" to patrons who can't keep pets in their apartments.
"Purring produces vibrations which relieve arthritis and rheumatism, which lower your blood pressure and your heartbeat," said manager Margaux Gandelon. The café has already found success; it had to turn away several hundred customers when it opened last weekend.
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Photo: Customers enjoy a beverage as a cat relaxes on an armchair at the 'Cafe des Chats' in Paris (Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)
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