One of the things that are indisputably appreciative in France is pastry. One can argue about its cuisine, the French people as such, but I still have to encounter someone that does not appreciate French bakeries. Whenever I come back from a long holiday abroad, I am always happy to be surrounded by numerous fine local boulangeries.
However, bakeries with a place to sit down are rather rare, and I remember this as frustrating whenever I was a tourist in Paris back in the days. So I thought I’d be helpful to the pastry-loving tourist by sharing this patisserie, which actually offers a very pretty salon de thé. The tearoom is beautifully decorated with painted tiles and mirrors on all the walls in an old-fashioned Parisian style. But even outside the place offers a nice view on the cozy Place des Pères, my favourite square in the neighbourhood.
The bakeries of Moulin de la Vierge are rather typical, but good: sandwiches, macarons, madeleines… they can all be found here! If the weather is good, the square just outside, in front of a church, is also one of my favourite places to sit down for a quiet picnic.