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!
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.
Here if the recipe of the clafouti. List of ingredients
200 ml warm milk
70 g sugar
500 g apricots
1 vanilla pod
2 tsp. flour
In a bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar, then add the flour, mix
Then add the still warm milk, mixing well
Cut the apricots into large slices (or any other fruit such as peaches, apples, cherries ...) and sprinkle with brown sugar (2 tablespoons). Place them in a non-stick or buttered cake pan
Pour the preparation on top and bake at 180 ° C for 50 minutes
The madeleine would have been created in 1755 in the castle of Commercy. King Stanislas of Poland received Voltaire and Madame de Châtelet there. For the occasion, the king asked his cook, Madeleine, to bake a unique cake. So she made cakes in the shape of a shell, which were appreciated by the guests. King Stanislaus of Poland appreciated them so much that he sent a package to his daughter Marie, wife of Louis XV. Marie fell under the spell of these cakes and decided to name them Madeleine, in homage to the one who had created them. The madeleine has since become an essential cake. It comes in different shapes: elongated, round or shell-shaped. Eaten as a snack or with friends, dipped in a bowl of hot chocolate, the madeleine is always a delight for young and old alike.