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paris: for the sweet tooth

Continuing on a sugar high from that clafouti, Paris is famous for its beautiful and high quality patisseries. We had time for two pit-stops (on two separate days, thank goodness) at our favourite places for sweet treats – Angelina and Pierre Hermé.

Although we’ve gone on a previous trip to the actual café of Angelina, this time we happened to pass by a little shop branch, so we popped in to grab one of their iconic Mont Blanc cakes for E, and a couple of macarons (pistachio and vanilla) for me. The shop itself has that luxurious, Parisian feel, and of course their creations are always incredible.

E is currently immersed in mastering the art of macaron making at home, so getting some macarons at Pierre Hermé was a must, for his “research”. I agreed to come along out of duty, of course. Definitely not because I will take any excuse for more macarons…

There was a small queue outside the boutique that we went to, not surprisingly as his cakes and chocolates and pretty much everything else are hailed as the best of the best. We didn’t have to wait too long, and once inside the (small and a bit cramped) shop, we just stood gaping at the beautiful desserts on display.

We took away with us his infamous vanilla tart (absolutely incredible), and 6 of his macarons (a mixed bag of salted caramel, passionfruit and milk chocolate, pistachio, rhubarb strawberries & passionfruit), all of which were outstanding.

The tart and 6 macarons set us back just under 20 euros, which is definitely not cheap, but if you’re a real foodie and a lover of artisan desserts, it’s worth it as a special treat. We didn’t regret a simple cent or crumb, that’s for sure.

I’m sure that I’m yet to experience so many other incredible places in Paris for food like this – next time, I think I’ll try and find some off-the-beaten-path places that might not be as well known but be great discoveries.

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  • Reply Valerie

    Everything looks so delicious! I'm up for a little treat 🙂 xx

    May 31, 2014 at 7:54 am
  • Reply Naomi Wilson

    These sweet treats look truly flawless, and what a treat for you to see (and taste) them in real life. I would love to go to Paris one day just to visit their patisseries (and boulangeries…) It's almost like a work of art, and I can only imagine how good it all tastes too!N xo

    May 31, 2014 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Nicola D

    Love looking at these pictures! I remember when I went to Paris I was so overwhelmed by choice – and then ended up not actually liking the taste of the little goodies I picked up, haha!Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

    May 31, 2014 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Michela Amp

    Delicious pics ahhaha But it's not a pleasure watching them while i'm on a diet :)Michela xx pursuingadreamcalledlife.blogspot.com

    May 31, 2014 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Ice Pandora

    Were you allowed to take pictures inside the shop? That's really nice then c: Haha, I wish E. super good luck with making macarons!I have that on my to-do list as well 😛 Xx

    May 31, 2014 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Julie Hoang

    This post made me so hungry haha! I loved Angelina but I only got some macaroons the last time I went there, next time I have more time in Paris I'll defo try some of their other things!

    May 31, 2014 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Georgia Lumu

    Looks delicious!Georgia from lumu

    June 1, 2014 at 1:41 am
  • Reply Andreea P.

    I hate this post! Seriously! I just opened a boring chocolate because I couldn't take it anymore!! I might have some cake today… I have a really HUGE sweet tooth!Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

    June 1, 2014 at 7:23 am
  • Reply Bridget

    Mmm looks like you made the most of your trip. Just today I picked up a silicon macaron mat in an attempt to make mine all the same size and shape. Consistency is not my forte but I'm making a batch for someone to serve at a party, so the pressure is on! I look forward to seeing how E gets on with them :)B xxB xx

    June 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm
  • Reply Jane

    yum! i couldn't drop drooling while reading your descriptions and looking at your pictures!

    June 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply Marla Rogers

    I die a little more with every picture… But really I was OBSESSED with macarons when I lived there. They are the BEST after-meal treat!

    June 4, 2014 at 4:43 am
  • Reply Setarra

    I've heard so much about Pierre Herme and these photos have me salivating over the computer screen! Mmmm Parisian sweets… Can't wait to pop a macaron in my mouth… Soon enough.

    June 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Dina Farmer

    Oh my gosh my teeth would rot right out of my head! Looks so good!

    June 5, 2014 at 7:06 am
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