The “Ciré” Petit Bateau

Fact: In Paris it rains – a lot (sometimes it feels it is never going to stop!). All kids need a raincoat… Not just one of those flimsy little numbers out of cotton, but a real, waterproof raincoat that can withstand the elements.  And there is one classic raincoat that has been around here in France for years and years and years. The classic, yellow Petit Bateau “Ciré”, based on the coat the Breton fishermen wear out to sea. It is kind of the child equivalent to a Burberry trench — not cheap but a classic that can be handed down from sibling to sibling.

I love it, bright yellow, great for girls and boys, practical and classic. I actually have two different sized ones hanging in my hallway right now! (Oh, and they make one for women too!)

– Emilie


Comments (7)

May 21, 2012

Love this raincoat. My son has had the blue one in different sizes ever since he could walk and it is time for a new one soon.

Courtney in London
May 21, 2012

We also love this raincoat! The best!

May 21, 2012

we also love it, my tiny one has one. i’m so tempted by the pale pink one for my older daughter, i wish they made that one in my size!

May 21, 2012

I LOVE these raincoats, my son has the blue one and my daughter the yellow, not only do they last really well – they also have a great resale value on ebay.

Emilie in Paris
May 21, 2012

Good tip! I had not thought about reselling them. I love that cheerful yellow, kids seriously do not go un-noticed wearing that.

May 21, 2012

Love these as well. When it was time for my older daughter t get a new one I shopped around to see if there was anything better but went back to these.

Esther in Amsterdam
May 21, 2012

Ha, we have them in every size as well. Maybe I’ll get one for me as well — didn’t know they came in big sizes! xxx

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