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 ...
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!
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 ?♥
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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.
When you go shopping at Galeries Laffayette, you find your head under a masterpiece from the Belle Epoque. Rising 43 meters above the ground, the cupola of the Boulevard Haussmann department store illuminates the entire large central hall with its soft golden light.
Bouillon Chartier, this iconic restaurant is classified as a historical monument. At the end of the 19th century, Paris was transformed, the golden age of industrial civilization was rearing its head, the capital needed manpower. To feed the masons, the carpenters, the diggers who are hungry, Frédéric and Camille Chartier serve their customers a bowl of broth and pot au feu.