And we took full advantage of it. We sampled many delights. They were in the midst of a major renovation in June/July and so the shop would often look quite different every time we went. Whole departments would move on the weekend. So it was the thrill of the new every Monday.
|But there were always walls of chocolate
sadly we were generally too busy eating pastries to eat chocolate
|Gorgeous produce, much of it reasonably priced
But beware the exotic.
Pay attention when the lady weighs the dragon fruit that Master Wicker must have.
Otherwise you get it home and realise it was over 8 euros.
Then you nearly die of shock.
|Best. Tomatoes. Ever.
Eaten on a picnic by the Seine, in the gorgeous summer Paris evening light.
But no we didn't buy any.
No time for Tim Tams in Paris.
|We did buy many baguettes de tradition though.
|We didn't have time to try their macarons
|They do have an amazing patisserie section
|We had a celebration tart one night, it was most delicious.
|We often stocked up for dinner
|Our foraged dinners often came out of here
|There were three foie gras fridges! Three.
|A whole walk in room of dairy
|We never did get to trying the horse milk
|But we certainly did try the butter. It was glorious.
|Walls of delicious French yoghurt.
There is a fabulous wine store downstairs. Quite reasonably priced. Actually great value.