If there’s one thing you simply must do on a trip to Paris, it’s pop out in the morning for fresh bread and croissants.
There are boulangeries on every corner, selling all the classics.
Baguettes, croissants, pain au chocolat…
Along with every other treat you could hope for!
Including speciality bread…
And never-ending rows of beautiful cakes!
Pick up all your favourites (we couldn’t pass up Boulangerie Bo‘s beautiful cakes…), then take your haul to the closest sunny spot you can find.
If you’re lucky, your local boulangerie might even have a built-in spot for impromptu breakfast picnics…
Then, all you have to do is get stuck in!
Coconut & wild strawberry tartlet, fresh & light as a (coconut foam) cloud
Decadent Raspberry & pistachio tartlet, bursting with pistachio flavour and tart raspberry jam.
Last but not least, the signature Vanilla tartlet.
A delicate almond & vanilla wonder, with layers of vanilla whipped cream, almond marzipan & almond biscuit.
An absolute triumph.
High on sugar we decided to walk it off at the nearby Coulée Verte.
A unique space in Paris (but not disimilar to New York’s Highline), La Coulée Verte is a 3mi green belt built on top of the obsolete Vincennes railway line.
Beginning just east of the Opéra Bastille with the elevated Viaduc des Arts, it goes all the way down to the boulevard Périphérique beltway.
From the elevated gardens, you get a new perspective of the city.
…and a little bit of a nosy into people’s flats along the way!
Cake, nature & architectural wonders… The perfect start to any day of Parisian adventures!
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