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Galeries Lafayette’s cupula’s history

Captivating the gaze of onlookers and customers for more than a century, it consists of ten beams, together forming an immense flower of 1000 m2 of stained glass, erected in a typical Art Nouveau style

Cedric Grolet, was voted the best pastry chef in the world !

Have you ever eaten a croissant at Cedric Grolet? Well, it's a unique culinary experience to try out urgently if you like French pastries. Just seeing this super-thin multi-layered puff pastry makes you want to bite into it at the sight of it. The same is true for all other pastries, and for good reason: Cedric Grolet was voted best pastry chef in the world !

Jousseaume : One of the oldest bookshop of Paris

You cannot be indifferent to this pretty bookstore when you visit the Vivienne gallery, The Jousseaume bookstore is one of the oldest in Paris

The story behind the « passage of the queen of Hungary » in Paris

When you walk rue Montorgueil, in Paris, you can be intrigued by the name of this passage above this imposing green door: "Passage of the Queen of Hungary".

History of the « Opera », a classic French pastry

It's one of the most popular dessert in France, Opera is dedicated to chocolate lovers and is a beautiful tribute to the Opera Garnier and Its dancers.

Odette : The best « Choux à la crème » of Paris

How to resist these cute little choux ? In addition to being beautiful, they are delicious, they are the recipe for success of "Odette", an essential address for gourmets.

Nina’s, Marie-Antoinette’s tea

Nina's is such a lovely place. Since 1672, NINA’S Marie-Antoinette has been the only house to offer products made from fruits and flowers from the King's Garden of Versailles.

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.

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!

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