Category: Types of Shops

Maison Gazelle – Gazelle Horns

Maison Gazelle – Gazelle Horns

Living in this dessert paradise for more than four years, I have tried more than 120 dessert shops / bakeries / tea houses, but more locations are yet for me to discover. In Paris, one can easily find some special desserts from different countries. This […]

Calissons du Roy René – Traditional French candy and their cakes

Calissons du Roy René – Traditional French candy and their cakes

I knew calissons when I first came traveling in France more than 10 years ago. I saw them everywhere in Lyon, Nice and Marseille. They are easily recognizable because of their rhombus shape with round angles. At that time, I did not know what they […]

Salon de Thé Chinois, Matcha – Tea house specializing in Matcha

Salon de Thé Chinois, Matcha – Tea house specializing in Matcha

Going to a nice tea house to enjoy a cake with a tea/coffee has become more and more trendy recently. Asian tea houses start to bloom in Paris. The “Salon de Thé Chinois, Matcha 初代” was opened about 6 months ago. It is a franchised […]

Bontemps – Pastry shop specializing in sablés

Bontemps – Pastry shop specializing in sablés

There are truly too many great pastry shops in Paris. It is very difficult to choose which one to share with you first. After some thoughts, I decided to introduce a French patisserie called Bontemps. I am not sure what the origin of the name of […]