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“The best chocolate eclair in Paris.”

19th Arrondissement
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19th District's Paris Small Group Bike Tour
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“The best chocolate eclair in Paris.”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

A must if you are in the 19e.
As a lover of patisserie I was told of this place by a good Parisian friend.
Have visited it on many occasions but feel need to tell you all about it.
It is like stepping back in time.
Little old lady comes shuffling out of the bakery at back, little black dress and white apron with hair done up in a bun with the brightest of red lipstick. You can sense she's going to be a bit of a dragon but worth slaying to get a sugar and cream fix. So world of warning, get a bit of basic French under your belt.
You will be like a kid in a candy store but must recommend the large chocolate eclair, at 7,10 euro worth every penny!
Only take out so as the Parc des Buttes Chaumont very near by, it's nice to indulge and watch the world go by on a nice Spring or Summer day.
Also a nice selection of breads.
Hope you will enjoy as much as I did.

Visited April 2013
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“a place where tourists seldom go”
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Actually, I have a very small apartment in the 19th and I have come to love this part of Paris, which I knew very little when I lived in the city during my youth. Let me describe what you find: a wonderful park, one of the most beautiful in Paris, the Buttes Chaumont, high upon a hill, with vistas of the skyline to the North and West, which has a beer garden mobbed by the hip young people of all of Paris on Sundays. Canals: mainly the Canal de l'Ourcq, which goes from Metro Jean Jaures/Stalingrad and the great building by the 18th century architect Claude Ledoux, all the way to the Museum of Science and Industry, the Parc de la Villette, with its concert auditorium and fantastic playgrounds, and the Cite de la Musqiue, with free concerts (and paying concerts, of course) and the very interesting Museum of Music. Interesting little neighborhoods that people call "countryside in Paris" of small villas with gardens, built as an early 20th century development, around rue de la Mouzaia. 2 great recreation centers, one with a 50 meter swimming pool, the other with pool and skating ring. A beautiful Mairie (the City Hall of the 19th) that organizes art shows, social commitment fairs, ecological fairs, and an array of services that Americans can only dream of. Great markets: one in the 20th arrondissement at the top of the hill (Place des Fetes in Belleville), the other across the Canal, Place Saint Pierre. A wonderful traditional restaurant (there are many more), the Restaurant des Arts et Sciences, on Ave. Jean Jaures, corner rue des Ardennes. Above all, this vibrant, alive, multicultural mix of Arabs, Africans, orthodox Jews (who do not often smile), long-time French residents, students and now some artists. This is the real Paris. Take Metro line 5 toward Bobigny-Pablo Picasso, to station Stalingrad, or Jean Jaures, or Porte de Pantin for the Cite de la Musique. Or take the buses 75, or 48 or 60.

Visited September 2011
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