Category Archives: Sweets

Roland Garros 2014 — Top Places to Visit

The French Open begins its 123d year at Roland Garros in Paris on Sunday, May 25, with the Men’s Championship Match held on June 8.  What is not so well known is that nearby is the haute Village d’Auteuil, in the 16th arrondissement, which offers an array of great restaurants, bistros, brasseries and fashion shops for those in […]
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Valentine’s Day in Paris

Paris will always be a city synonymous with love, for most of us it’s the first place we come to when thinking of the perfect destination for a romantic break. This does mean however that many other couples will have the same idea of visiting The City of Light over the 14th February, so it’s […]
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Christmas Markets in Paris

Nothing exudes the spirit and festiveness of Christmas more than the traditional Christmas markets in Paris. Sip hot spiced wine while shopping for artisan cheeses, giant-sized ginger bread cookies, sausages, wines and other winter season specialties.  Each market has its own character, but it very much feels like being in Strasbourg, or the really charming […]
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Salon du Chocolate (Paris)

From October 20-24, this premier chocolate festival, Salon du Chocolate, at Port de Versailles should not be missed by anyone who loves chocolate.   All of the prestigious chocolatiers will be at this event, and a kids workshop and exhibition is held everyday from 10 am-7 pm.  Every year my kids would go and come back with chocolate […]
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Jacques Génin | Gourmet Chocolate

Post-Easter and springtime in Paris are not a good pair. While you may be ready and willing to put on summery clothes, the facts are you’ve just spent a whole weekend eating loads of chocolate eggs, bells and rabbits. Women’s magazines are aware of this, and thus most of them offer a strange diet: Cabbage […]
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Pâtisserie Viennoise

Down a hidden side street just off the main tourist area around St. Michel is a tiny, unremarkable shop front that is simply labeled Pâtisserie Viennoise (Viennese Pâtisserie). All that can be seen in the small window is row upon row of satisfying home-baked goods –upon entering, you are faced with even more. Inside, the […]
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