Oh, the Smells that You’ll Smell!

A little about one of my favorite things in France: the food.

Before coming, I knew that I would love the cheese, bread, meat, sauces, etc…What I wasn’t as prepared for: the incredible desserts. While it is a bit torturous walking by all the amazing “Patisseries,” looking in and seeing the colorful creations, the smell is equally irresistible.

Without exaggerating, windows like these follow you around Paris:

From top to bottom: A bakery near where I live in the suburbs of Paris, the center two are from bakeries in “Le Marais,” a nice district in Paris, and the last (mhmm Nutella…) from a crêpes stand on Boulevard Saint Germain, near my school.

I travel Paris like a dog, by scent.

Who needs a map? 🙂

2 thoughts on “Oh, the Smells that You’ll Smell!

  1. Chelsea, the cookies, pastries, and chocolate all look wonderful. Ship some to Bothell asap. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

    • Ne t’inquiète pas; macarons, fondant au chocolat, pâtisserie–et, chocolate cereals will be exploding from my suitcase upon return! 🙂 Now, if only I could master the art of French pastry baking…Je rêve!

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