Cat Café in Paris Offers ‘Purr Therapy’

September 25, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Cafe des Chats in Paris is the city’s first cat cafe—a place to get coffee and “purr therapy,” said cafe manager Margaux Gandelon. 

A dozen or so rescued cats live in the cafe, and Parisian cat-lovers unable to keep cats in their cramped living spaces can get a feline fix. 

Gandelon noted the therapeutic value of a cat’s company: “Purring produces vibrations which heal, which relieve arthritis and rheumatism, which lower your blood pressure and your heartbeat.”

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