On one of the "pâtisserie hunt" days we decided to look for the best croissants in Paris. 
No, not at Pierre Hermé, but here on Boulevard Beaumarchais, near Place de la Bastille. 

The authentic croissant au beurre is a rare treat and tastes nothing like those made with margerine and bought in a grocery.  Marie and I popped in here and took out two wrapped in waxed paper, still warm.

We ate them on the street in front of Au Levain du Marais.  I will spare you those photos.

Au Levain du Marais
28, Boulevard  Beaumarchais
(at corner of Rue du Pasteur Wagner)
75011, Paris

To see Shell Sherree's lovely art and interpretation of this boulangerie, go here to see!