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Paris has some of the most amazing pastry and chocolate shops in the world! I’ve written up many of them and you can browse through my archives to find out more about them: Paris Pastry Shops. A recommended book for visitors is The Pâtisseries of Paris: A Paris Pastry Guide, which lists many favorites, along with addresses and specialties.

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One of the great places for lunch in Paris is Cuisine au Bar (8, rue du Cherche-Midi), which has been touted as the French version of the sushi bar. The servers are welcoming and generous, and the tartines (open-faced sandwiches) are the most inventive and marvelous in all of Paris. A dedicated friend of mine lunches there every day. I met Pim for lunch, and…

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One of my favorite bread bakeries in Paris is L’Autre Boulange. Located a short walk from the Marché d’Aligre, the bakery features a lovely selection of wood-fired breads, and others with Nordic roots. The baguettes are also excellent, as are the rustic French pastries. L’Autre Boulange 43, rue de Montreuil (11th) and 12, place de la Nation (12th) Note that the bakery on the rue de…

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