Paris is a city of the senses – sight and taste predominate. In terms of sounds, it can be filled with music or just the rush of traffic; smells can go from sublime to awful depending whether you’re standing in the food court of Galeries Lafayette or next to a busy road, and touch.
But predominantly, Paris fills the eyes and tempts the taste buds. One of the things the French are famous for are their sweet treats – pastries, cakes, and desserts – and of these, one of their most famous gifts to the world is the macaroon – two shiny, crisp, thin meringue-like biscuits filled with a delicate cream. Little bite size explosions of flavor that weigh a few grams and entice the eye with their many colors and the palate with their many flavors. You cannot leave Paris without tasting at least one macaroon, and if you are going to limit it to just one, then make sure it comes from one of the two establishments listed in my blog post.