I happened upon a shop with a friend on Rue du Bac called Chapon. It is a chocolate shop but with something to make it different: bowls of mousse sitting there to tempt you. You get it to go, either in a container to take home or in a little cup to eat right there.
A few photos of Easter things around Paris:
Does Paris need another place selling chocolate? I always think there are plenty but I’ve gotten to the point where I’m not surprised to see another new one. I was walking along with a friend when I saw this door handle:
There was this fantastic model of a ship hanging in the window, perhaps showing that the origins of chocolate comes from overseas? I didn’t buy any but it’s another place to put on my growing list of places to buy some.
I’m not sure when Printemps, one of those famous giant Parisian department stores, was renovated. I did notice a new interior at Christmas but didn’t really explore it much.
My eye was caught by the name, Hugo and Victor, making me think of the famous French author Victor Hugo. Their logo was a bit like Louis Vuitton too. They sold chocolate and had a cute cafe downstairs.
We leave the beach tomorrow and head back to Paris just as warm temperatures are returning. I’m not sure for how long. We don’t really have a specific date for coming back, maybe April or even May. I could put up some more beach photos but, since I have had this posting from Paris sitting for quite a while, I decided to put it up. I’m looking forward to wandering around Paris again. (I just noticed that I put up one photo twice. I don’t have access to my Paris photos here so maybe I can replace it this weekend.)
I always walk down the Cour du Commerce Saint AndrÃ© when I am on the Left Bank. It’s got interesting shops and restaurants and is full of history and times past.
Cheap Flights: www.cheapflights.com
There is never a lack of chocolate in Paris and you are able to find a chocolate shop in almost every neighborhood. I spotted this new place near the Odeon metro stop, a very well known chocolate maker.
Not chocolate, although one kind had chocolate chips in it. I bought one with pistachio nuts but the pastry is so loaded with sugar and butter that I didn’t taste the nut flavor. Still very, very tasty though.