Paris is well known for its patisseries, those spots where Parisians start their days sipping espressos and nibbling on croissants. This morning, we set out to experience a new patisserie – one pushing the creative boundaries. What we found was La Patisserie des Reves, where delectable goods are showcased under futuristic bell jars.
Pick out what you’d like and a complex pulley system gives you access to some mind-blowingly delicious treats.
Ready to start seeing the sights, we made our way over to Musee Rodin. The Thinker was understandably a mob scene but we did have other outdoor works, including Gates of Hell, to ourselves (at least for a few minutes).
From there, it was onward to Les Arts Décoratifs for a crash course in French furniture and design. These chairs were my favorite.
We had planned on getting lunch at Café Marly but the outdoor seating was without shade – and on this almost summer-like day, we didn’t feel like baking. Instead, we spotted a Paul vendor, grabbed sandwiches and a park bench. Much better.
Taking advantage of our time on the Right Bank, we hit up the Champ Elysess and the Place Vosages. We poked our head into a few shops and Char spotted this awesome truck at Goyard (unfortunately, think it was like 14000 euros).
We wanted to grab a drink at the Ritz but were running late so headed back to the hotel. After last night’s dinner fail, the stakes were high. But Itineraires, a place recently reviewed by the Times, came through. The best dish was this mushroom risotto – covered in paper-thin sliced shrooms.