Chinese New Year in Paris – Rue du Temple adorned with red lanterns

My Japa[risia]n Mania: Princess Crêpes

all three pictures © Chris Lomon


Love the doll-house-style crepes house!

3 rue des Ecouffes, 75004 Paris

The Grand Master of Chocolate in Paris, Jacques Genin

A universe of design and pure delicacy

if you don’t like chocolate, try the Paris-Brest…

133 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris – 01 45 77 29 01


Around the Clock With Larnicol

The inventive chocolate Creator, Georges Larnicol

And the clock ticks for real! 14 rue de Rivoli – 75004 Paris

Absinthe: a modern revival

Luc presenting you all his collection of Absinthe. A must visit! Unfortunately no degustation. This is the law! Place Sainte-Catherine- 75004

Campana Café at Musée d’Orsay

Orsay reopened a whole section (Pavillon Amont) with a brand new display of 19th century masterpieces.  Twenty-five years after its grand opening, the former railway station has spruced up around half of its exhibition spaces at a cost of € 20.1 million ($27.6 million).

Tokujin Yoshioka glass bench in the Impressionists Gallery

Rediscover Courbet on eggplant-colour painted walls, climb the stairs to the Impressionists Gallery, sit on one of the seven water-like glass benches designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and stop, exhausted, at the Campana Café!

Halloween at Larnicol’s Chocolate Factory

a chocolate and candy season bouquet?

or the orange witch slippers?

Georges Larnicol – 132 bd St-Germain – 75006 Paris

Exhibit – Paris Mansions – L’hôtel particulier. Une ambition parisienne

through februray 19, 2012

a beautiful exhibit with comments both in french and in english.

Discover Paris Mansions, those that survived the massive destructions due to financial speculation and those that did not!

A must see.


Calder, a true Parisian!

American-born Calder’s monumental mobile sculpture is displayed on the Beaubourg-Centre Pompidou piazza. The sculptor, who has been working in France from 1926 on, has covered the all world with his art.

“Horizontal” stayed in Calder’s french workshop until his death, in 1976. The 6-tons Mobile is going to adorn the busy Museum Precinct for some years replacing the monumental “Pot Doré” by Jean-Pierre Raynault that now stands on the rooftop of Beaubourg next to the famous restaurant Georges.

French bread baked by Japanese in Paris!

Chris Lomon, give us a break with your parisianism! Japanese can bake excellent french baguettes too!

Where to pick a bento (a japanese lunchbox), a creamy yuzu (lemon) éclair, a green-tea tiramisu and a typical french baguette at the same time? At Aki, for sure!

More, you can sit at the terrasse and order un café noir. So French!

Well, Chris Lomon…what do you have to say about that?!

Aki Boulanger , 11 Rue Sainte-Anne – 75001 Paris, 01 42 97 54 27