One more chocolate cake reason to visit Bvd. St. Germain 7th

June 27, 2011

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If you are in the vicinity of the Musee D'Orsay you must pop by to this amazing artisan pastry store. Located in a beautiful angular  corner position  on the very grand Boulevard St. Germain in the 7th is Gosselin Phillipe.

Gosselin are  Patissier/Boulagere par excellence. They are also listed as a Traiteur which in the local parlance can mean a few things such as  eating house or restaurateur .     Their Pastries are simply works of art.

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Take their eclairs as a benchmark for instance .Their chocolate offering is a light choux finger filled with  a firm creamy chocolate delight. When you savour one  it leaves you with that "just right" feeling ( not over indulged) It  rates with Patissier Stroher ( more on Stroher Later - the Queen is a VIP client of Stroher)  and Laduree eclairs. In one word, their Patisserie is fabulous.

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And we haven't even talked about their ornate and mouth watering  Chocolate , fruit tartes etc ....etc . In fact the fruit tarts were just so beautiful.

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Their skill is also carried over to other Parisian favourites such as meringues.

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I really dont know where to stop with the photos from this amazing store - here is another one as you just need to see the excellence. Simply stunning I am still overwhelmed by the store as I write this blog.

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One thing that really stuck with us was the amount of baked produce still available in the afternoon. Parisians seem to take the time to enjoy their pastry and have a wonderful selection available to them all day.

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As a Patissier and bolulanger this is well worth a visit and a purchase!

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Gosselin Phillipe

258 Bvd St. Germain


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