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Who is the inventor of candied chestnuts?

Since 1827, Maison Boissier has seduced the world over by the charm of its cases as well as by the delicacy of its candied chestnuts

Yaseen Kahn, an artist in Saint-Germain des-Près

renchglimpses I like the little texts of this artist displayed in the streets of Paris, Yaseen Khan is a painter, actor and French poet of Indian origin. He exhibits daily in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district1. His art questions passers-by and strollers from here and elsewhere about their relationship to life. For those who don't speak French : "to love is cake, being loved is the cherry on the cake" lovely isn't It ?♥

Why are the macarons round ?

Photo de profil de frenchglimpses frenchglimpses Question of the day ... In your opinion, why the macaroons are round? There is a legend around the round shape. The history of the macaroon says that a monk used to knead almond paste with his shirt off. One day, very tired, he fell from exhaustion and left a mark of his navel on the dough. At this point, the button took the shape of a circle.

I love you Wall in Montmartre, a lovely love declaration

This lovely wall is located in my favourite sopt of Paris : Abesses district . Le Mur des je t'aime is a 40 m² mural composed of 612 enamelled lava tiles reproducing 311 “I love you” in 250 languages. "I love you" in all common languages, but also in rare or forgotten dialects such as Navajo, Inuit, Bambara or Esperanto.

Ombre Madeleines wedding Cake, a classy and Frenchy dessert

Want to impress your guests with a nice dessert to share? And in addition add a little Frenchy touch? Try this mounted piece of ombré madeleines!

Fraisier cake Recipe

The Fraisier is a classic French dessert created by Lenôtre, in 1960 in Paris, It's delicious ! Here is the recipe

Montmartre, a village in Paris

This is my favourite district of Paris and It miss me so much to wander in Its streets... Some of the pics I took there...

The most beautiful bakeries of Paris

Whether in art deco, art nouveau or belle epoque style, they capture our eyes with their beautiful illustrations and architectural details. This list is far from being exhaustive but they will certainly make you want to go buy a baguette or a pastry just to admire the decor inside !

History of « Shakespeare and Co » bookstore

With its green facade facing Notre Dame, Shakespeare and Co one of the most famous bookstores in Paris. Back to the little history of this essential Parisian bookstore!

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