April 2007 - Of Macarons and Minsters – An Easter Stroll through the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter
In this month’s Paris Insights, we take you on an Easter stroll through the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter. During the promenade, you will stop in three of Paris’ best pastry shops to buy macarons, those melt-in-your-mouth confections that look like tiny, colorful hamburgers but taste oh so much better! And along the way, you will see two prominent churches in the neighborhood and learn about some of the Easter traditions of France.
Our quest for smoke-free dining leads us to Nathalie Ben Samoun’s restaurant, Au Grain de Sel, located on a side street only a few steps away from place de la Bastille. Recently awarded membership in the elite Tocques Blanches gastronomic club, Chef Nathalie regaled us with exquisitely prepared cuisine.
And finally, we present Paris’s oldest street sign, dating from the 14th century. Read about where to find this historical monument in this month’s Paris, Past and Present feature.
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Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2007
- December 2007 - The Church of Val-de-Grâce
- November 2007 - The Cemetery of the Holy Innocents
- October 2007 - How to Be a Young Parisian
- September 2007 - Paris - F. Scott Fitzgerald's Babylon
- August 2007 - The Secret of the Luxembourg Garden Orchard
- July 2007 - An Impressionist Stroll
- June 2007 - Fresh Roasted Coffee in Paris
- May 2007 - Promenade in a Private Parisian Garden
- April 2007 - Of Macarons and Minsters – An Easter Stroll through the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter
- March 2007 - Irish Eyes are Smiling in Paris
- February 2007 - Contemporary African Art in Paris - Les Arts Derniers
- January 2007 - The King's Church