Today, I'm taking you to the oldest pastry shop in Paris: the Stohrer pastry shop, rue Montorgueil, in the 2nd arrondissement. A place that is part of history, therefore, but also a true ode to gluttony that begins in the window ...
At almost 132 years old, the Iron Lady is about to return to her original color: a "brown yellow", imagined by the architect Gustave Eiffel in 1907. Cost of the operation? A trifle of 50 million euros!
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
In the Marais, rue François Miron, you can discover two superb gabled houses typical of old Paris, which date from the 15th century. They were completely restored in 1967 to bring back the half-timbered areas, the medieval-style shops and the gables.
After the gigantic fire that devastated London in 1666, an ordinance obliged Parisians to cover their facades with plaster to limit the spread of fire, and gables, which also favored fires, were banned. Covered with plaster, these facades were therefore hidden from the eyes of Parisians for 3 centuries.