Notice to lovers of picturesque and unusual trips in Paris. Here is the ideal walk for an afternoon in the countryside… in Paris: In The house of the famous writer Honoré de Balzac.
A lunch or a snack at Rose Bakery
Set in a sublime garden with a view of the Eiffel Tower, the Maison de Balzac, where the writer lived, stands out as the best-kept secret of the 16th arrondissement and houses a tea room signed Rose Bakery. As in each of the Rose Bakery restaurants, this new address offers a multitude of ultra healthy recipes (cooked the same day), like colorful salads made with seasonal tomatoes, mozzarella and basil from the garden, eggs with the organic shell or quiches with summer vegetables. As for the desserts, a must at Rose Bakery, the tea room offers multiple pastries and cakes that all seem as delicious as each other. On the program: cakes of all kinds ranging from matcha to red fruits, scones, a pavlova and also the famous carrot cake, emblematic of the brand.
A Wabi Sabi spirit
As for the decoration of the place, it is minimalist and sober, while being warm, in a wabi sabi spirit (Japanese expression designating an aesthetic concept derived from Zen Buddhist principles). The Rose Bakery restaurant at the Maison de Balzac is the ideal place to recharge your batteries in absolute calm in the heart of Paris. To complete the walk, we conclude the visit with an exhibition in the basement of the house, occupied in the 19th century by small craftsmen.
47 Rue Raynouard, 75016 Paris