Berthillon (Ice Cream Shop)
Berthillon is a French manufacturer and retailer of luxury ice cream and sorbet, with its primary store on the Île Saint-Louis in Paris, France. The company is owned and operated by the Chauvin family, descendants of the eponymous Monsieur Berthillon, who from 1954 operated a restaurant on the premises called “Le Bourgogne”. The ice cream shop became famous in 1961 when a French restaurant guide Gault Millau wrote about “this astonishing ice cream shop hidden in a bistro on the Ile Saint-Louis.
For the flavours: chocolate sorbet, Pistachio, Wild Strawberries, mandarine, chocolate ice-cream
The chocolat sorbet is on the left side of the photo It’s the darkest one – dairy free.
Folie Gourmande Verrières-Le-Buisson
Folie Gourmande is a traditional pastry bakery located about ten kilometers south of Paris. There are 6 employees. All products are homemade with passion and love of the trade. Anxious to use quality products to satisfy its customers
Le Fromager de Sceaux (Cheese Shop)
For 3 generations, the Verdot family has been selecting and refining a wide variety of cheeses in its cellars. From the most traditional to the most sought after, with raw milk, quality and traditional farmhouse tradition, she puts her know-how at your service to help you discover the best cheeses, from our French terroirs.
For you, the shop selects the best products, with the probe, according to the appearance and the taste, and of course the season. They will then be more or less refined depending on the climate and your palates. There is something for everyone, whether you like dry or fresh cheeses, sweet or strong, our products will satisfy you.
Les Saveurs de L’ocean (Fish Shop)
Address: 17 rue Houdan, 92330 SCEAUX, France
An annual village event that takes place in Verrieres-le-Buisson called ‘Marché Gourmand’. It’s like a food market with lots of artisan foods from all over France. Hams, honey, cheese, cakes, olives, nougat, different savors of France. Event starts at 10am + finishes at 8pm.
Address: 91370 Verrieres-le-Buisson
Secret Food Tours
Founded in 2014 by friends Nico Jacquart and Oli Mernick-Levene, Secret Food Tours has been helping travellers discover the best bites in destinations all over the globe. Since then, we’ve grown rapidly from our first tour in Paris to today, receiving over 150,000 customers annually with more than 8,000 five-star reviews in over 60 cities worldwide. Led by passionate guides, our tours highlight our famous Secret Dishes as well as foods loved by locals and overlooked by tourists, creating an authentic experience.
Our Food Tour consisted of the following –
- Tasting a super light meringue cake – Meringues are on the menu of French Pastries since 1691 and they are very popular.
- Falafel on the Rue des Rosier (the original Jewish district of Paris and “Falafels Street”)
- Chocolates and Macaroons tasting at Edwart Chocolatier Marais.
Aux Merveilleux de Fred (Meringues)
Amazing meringues cakes called Merveilleux, surrounded by whipped cream and dusted with chocolates shavings, meringue bits or nuts pieces.
Chez Hanna (Falafels)
Falafel balls, secret dish of the tour in the Jewish area, made with coriander, mashed chick peas and spices topped with sesame sauce.
Edwart (Chocolates & Macarons)
Edwin Yansané is the co-founder of Edwart Chocolatier, Paris. His career so far includes two successful stores in the hip areas of Le Marais and Concorde. We opened our own chocolate shop to try to make new things, to move away from classical combinations and try and offer chocolate not already available. Paris is a very cosmopolitan city and it inspires a lot of our chocolate. Not everything is super innovative; there were some chefs already working with spices for example, but we wanted to make it more available to Parisians. Also I chose chocolate because there is no limit to the creativity. Edwin tells Catherine “Chocolate is like wine, and it can have many different notes which appeal to different people, for example chocolate from Vietnam is very earthy, but from the Dominican Republic it is more fruity, it is not the percentage of the chocolate that affects its taste but the trees, the earth, the sun, even the moment that the farmer cuts the pod, that will all affect the flavour of chocolate”.
Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck
The Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation Deck offers a 360° view of all of Paris.
In 38 seconds, Europe’s fastest elevator will take you to the 56th floor. The city’s architecture is showcased from a modern and comfortable space that is completely surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, with
displays that help visitors better understand its history and its dynamism. Discover the capital from a different perspective!
The Montparnasse Tower outdoor terrace was designed to maximise the astonishing view of Paris. Airy, with a modern sheltered walking area, the panoramic terrace has areas designed for taking the loveliest photos of Paris. Each hour of the day has its own charm and quality of light: romantic morning shots facing the Eiffel Tower, the magnificent Parisian sunset, and the stunning lights of “Paris by Night”.
During the summer you can enjoy the unforgettable view from the Champagne bar while sipping bubbly.
The Canal Saint-Martin is a 4.6 km long canal in Paris, connecting the Canal de l’Ourcq to the river Seine. Over nearly half its length, between the Rue du Faubourg du Temple and the Place de la Bastille, it was covered, in the mid-19th century, to create wide boulevards and public spaces on the surface.
Today, the canal is a popular destination for Parisians and tourists. Some take cruises on the canal in passenger boats. Others watch the barges and other boats navigate the series of locks and pass under the attractive cast-iron footbridges. There are many popular restaurants and bars along the open part of the canal, which is also popular with students.