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A simple and tasty French cake : Le Moka

Its name comes from the city where the first import port for coffee was located: Moka, in Yemen. Its name makes people travel but it is nevertheless in France that the mocha cake was invented. This cake is very easy to make and ideal for a birthday, here is its recipe

The myterious lake of the Garnier Opera

Paris is a city full of well-hidden treasures. Among them is the lake located under the Opéra Garnier. Did you not know it existed?

Place des Vosges, a visit full of history

First of the 5 royal squares in Paris, the Place des Vosges is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful squares in Paris. A place steeped in history, which will definitively transform the face of the capital at the start of the 17th century

The most famous snail of Paris

When you walk rue Montorgueil in Paris, you are struck by this large snail which supplants the facade of this legendary restaurant: L'escargot Montorgueil.

The several lives of a Parisian restaurant

This pretty storefront has had several lives Located between rue Vaugirard and rue Madame, the Pont Traversé was the bookstore of the writer and poet Marcel Béalu. Take a look at its storefront, you will then discover beef heads and enamel plaques, clues to its former vocation: that of butcher's shop, in fact this bookstore was a former butcher's shop classified as a historic monument. The bookstore is now closed since November 2019 and has made way for a restaurant!

The most unusual building in Paris

Although it was a rather brief architectural - and artistic - current (from around 1890 to 1910), Art Nouveau produced exceptional buildings of imagination and creativity, of which we find superb examples in Paris. First, the Castel Béranger, in the 16th arrondissement, reputed to be the founding building of the Art Nouveau movement, as well as the Lavirotte building,

Who is the inventor of candied chestnuts?

The inventor of candied chestnuts is Boissier, in Paris. This French company, founded in 1827, was founded by Mr. Bélissier Boissier and enjoyed great success in the 19th century, particularly with 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 the macaroons are 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

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.

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