Over the next couple weeks, I’ll be sharing photos from our recent adventures in Paris and Lyon. Since we did so much, I’m going to break it up into three different posts starting today with…what we ate! I went to Paris with the plan to gain 10 lbs. from croissants alone. The food in Paris is certainly indulgent and amazing so I had no intentions of leaving anything on my plate. We took Ruby out with us to every meal, so our eating experience this trip did not involve any super fancy restaurants or fine dining but instead a lot of pastries, lunches, and early dinners.
Here are a few of our favorites spots during the trip—with everything organized by the arrondissement (or district) they’re located in…
[Excerpt from full post below]
One of our favorite areas in the 7th District is a little street full of shops called Rue Cler. It’s sweet and quaint and fun to walk on because there’s not a lot of traffic passing by.
The best ice cream cone I’ve ever had included these light and crispy cones from Martine Lambert.
Martine Lambert | 39 Rue Cler, 75007 Paris
And, a great mid-day snack of charcuterie and pommes frites…
L’Eclair | 32 Rue Cler, 75007 Paris
While some people say this little street is touristy, I found it to be quaint and sweet and a great spot for being leisurely and getting a bite or treat to eat.
We rented an apartment in the 10th District through Paris Address. The neighborhood had a mix of dodgy and questionable areas with some very up-and-coming. Luckily, we found a couple little streets that ended up being where we ate the most and found some of our favorite pastry shops.
Café Craft | 24 Rue Des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris
The best chocolate croissant I’ve had in my life. And, when the shop is gilded in gold, you know they mean serious pastry-making business.
Above is an excerpt from the full adventure. Read about the rest of Part 1 here, http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/2013/10/oh-joy-in-france-part-1-paris.html.