Monthly Archive May 2012
Now you can’t talk about movies that are set in Paris without mentioning Midnight in Paris - a love story with Paris as the leading star. Two scenes from the movie takes place in one of my favourite gardens in Paris, the one inside Musée Rodin, right next to his very famous statue The Thinker. CLIP
Another spot that was used when filming the movie was a corner on the island Île Saint-Louis. This is where the car stopped to drop Gil (Owen Wilson) off in front of Gertrude Stein’s house. PHOTO
Another location that is crucial to the movie is these stairs. On the stairs to the left Owen Wilson sat down when the clock struck midnight. PHOTO
This is the last time (on this trip anyway) that I get to enjoy this view. Tomorrow I’m leaving this city that I’ve fallen in love with. Luckily I have around one million photos and suggestions left to share so it won’t stop coming, and I’m already thinking about coming back. I don’t think I’ll manage too long without this atmosphere in my life…
Our third pastry battle is between the pistachio macarons. Unfortunately I could only find this flavour at Ladurée and Pierre Hermé this time… Before I came to Paris I thought that this little pastry would taste the same, if I picked the same flavour, no matter where I bought them, but just look at the difference in the photos! It’s a big one. So now I’ve learned my leasson: they are all very different and you have to try to find your favourite.
Hugo & Victor (winner)
These two were very different but I prefer both the flavour and the “cookie part” of the pistachio macaron from Hugo & Victor. The shell is so airy and light and the flavour does not taste artificial at all, which I loove!
Here you get a more powerful pistachio flavour but the shell part doesn’t even compare to the macaron from Hugo & Victor. But if you want a more powerful flavour of pistachio, perhaps this is the one for you.
I wouldn’t mind any of these lovely French balconies…
Even though I’ve been to Montmartre before I felt that it was time for another visit to this little neighbourhood.
My conditions were perhaps not the best though… 31 degrees and clear blue sky plus a million stairs and a dress with a super wide skirt together with a lot of wind. Those are not the best combinations.
But I can now check of the obligator stop by Sacré-Cœur and Montmartre on my list!
I’ve heard a lot of good things about the ice cream place called Grom here in Paris and decided it was time to try it out. The ice cream was really yummy and the staff even spoke Italian but I must say that my heart belongs to Pozzetto… For me their ice cream is just a little bit better! But Grom definitely deserves a visit if you’re in the neighbourhood.
81, Rue de Seine