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Paris: Gastronomy

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In the heart of the 8th arrondissement of Paris, just north of the Place de la Concorde, stands the commanding presence of L’Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (known less formally as simply La Madeleine). Although a structure of its beauty and history would naturally draw visitors to it, the area around La Madeleine seems to entice far more people than can be attributed to just the religious and architecturally inclined alone.

That’s because the circle surrounding the church is lined with some of the world’s most famous purveyors of epicurean delights. From condiments to caviar, from fresh pastries to delicious preserves, the streets around La Madeleine are to gastronomy what the Champs-Élysées is to upscale shopping.

But worry not if you’re unable to make your way over. In Paris, good food is never far from hand. Even a department store like Galeries Lafayette keeps a well-stocked gourmet hall.

These columns do more for me than a pair of golden arches.

 

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Posted in Journal by madsci on March 13th, 2010 at 8:43 pm.

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