On each trip to Paris, my "check list" includes two new boulangeries/pâtisseries. Sometimes I have a specific name (Moulin de la Vierge) but often I just stumble into one.
Au Panetier has been in the same place on places des Petits-Pères facing Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Victoires since 1896. The prices were extraordinarily inexpensive for 2 cafés and 2 pains au chocolat, enjoyed in the ambiance of the Art Nouveau surroundings. In the fifteen minutes we were here (on the first day) there was a revolving line of people making their selections. The extra treat is that this was just around the corner from our apartment! While you are there you can pick up a sourdough baguette hot from the wood-fired oven to take with you.
I just wished for a small taste of pain au chocolat this morning and un café served in a Cafés Richard cup. I hope that my friend Mary will enjoy one for all of us today!
For more reflections go to James' Weekend Reflections
10, places des Petits-Pères
(I ignored the "no photos" sign, okay?)