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Place des Petits Pères

The view from my neighborhoods small public library is quite something. Nestled in the 4th and 5th floors of an 18th century building next to the arrondissement hall, it has a fascinating view onto place des Petits Pères, next to the Basilica Notre Dame des Victoires.
The place used to be the actual courtyard of the monastery of the Petits Pères until the late 18th century. The buildings you se here are actually the back of houses that open onto the more famous circular Place des Victoires that lies behind them.
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More interesting from a culinary point is the small green facaded shop you can see on the far left of the street (rue des Petits Pères). This is my favorite bakery, and even Erik swears that their macarons are the best he ever tasted while in Paris. The interior is covered in wonderfully colored turn of the century ceramic tiles and there is enough space to have a peaceful cup of coffee, or even sit on the tiny terrace on a sunny day.
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So if ever you're in Paris and you wanna taste the real Paris macaron (and not pay the overpriced ones from Ladurée or Fauchon), come to the place des Petits Pères and get some of the good stuff.
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4 Responses to “Place des Petits Pères”

  1. # Blogger donna baker

    Thank you once again for the wonderful pics. 'April In Paris' is legend in the States and I wonder if you could shoot some pics for us showing signs of spring in Paris. Best of luck to you.  

  2. # Blogger Lala

    woah. I think this will make you remember to Erik. anyway, are you living on a shop house?  

  3. # Blogger ratatouille's archives

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    Ahh! I too!...can "smell" Spring in the air from your wonderful pictures!..and a "happy" warm,(Fuzzy) if you will feeling, and the taste of chocolate..hmmm
    Another, ahh! just said, the "magic words"...
    Cedric said,"peaceful cup of coffee,"
    Tks, For Sharing!
    Merci! Beaucoup!
    Dcd ;-D  

  4. # Anonymous Anonymous

    I stumbled across this gorgeous bakery for breakfast, yum quiche and hot chocolate.

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