I LOVE FRANCE!
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Before doing more Thursday sight-seeing in Paris, I thought you deserved a break. You must be hungry by now, as you go through the streets and smell the indescribable enchanting smell of fresh-baked bread.
You may also be the kind who can get close to an ecstasy merely by spotting a cheese store, so here it is, all free for you.
Except for the last bakery picture, taken around Le Louvre if I remember correctly, all the others were taken in the 4th arrondissement.
I like this boulangerie, with the nice paintings on the side
All the French goodies here:
pastries, quiches, and also I have to say we have seen gorgeous displays of sandwiches
This place was unbelievable, with a huge assortment of cheeses, and also confits
Do you notice something radically different between these cheese store and the way cheese is most often displayed in the US?
In France, cheese is not wrapped in plastic! That allows your nose to be totally enraptured, with no way ever to escape the temptation! Plus, you can ask the clerk to cut whatever amount of cheese you want, if or rather when you succumb, because you have to admit, you WILL succumb, one day or another, or… everyday??
What if a fly comes in? Who cares? I lived decades in rural France, with no screen on windows, flies occasionally coming in, and I’m in perfect health, thank you.
Oh and pleaaaaze, if you don’t mind trying, ignore the final -t when you say that [bonapéti]. Usually, but of course with some exceptions as always with the French, the final -t is usually not pronounced.
Thanks, that will help my digestion.
And if you are looking for a book about good sweet things in Paris, I recommend you this book by Amy Thomas.
WOULD YOU SUCCUMB TO BUYING BREAD AND CHEESE IN THOSE PLACES?
HAVE YOU MADE SIMILAR EXPERIENCES IN FRANCE?
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