Saturday, January 22, 2011

Un Dimanche à Paris

It had to happen. Concept stores are all the rage in Paris... now, a first-ever Concept Store for Chocolate! Really more of a concept-complex. Un Dimanche à Paris is a stunning new installation in the historic Cour de Commerce, an ancient pedestrianized 'street' that runs between rue de St. Andre des Arts and Boulevard St. Germain.

This new oasis for fine chocolate is the brainchild of Pierre Cluizel and it includes a chocolate shop, a chocolate bar where you can grab an espresso or chocolat chaud to go, an open patisserie where one can watch gorgeous chocolate patisserie (and luscious macarons) being created, AND a gourmet restaurant which incorporates chocolate into its dishes in surprising and intriguing ways. There are also regular chocolate making or chocolate patisserie classes.

The complex is in a historic building that incorporates a section of the ancient Philippe Auguste walls around the then tiny city of Paris.

You have to check this place out... I plan to visit in March... it looks gorgeous!

4-6-8, Cour du Commerce Saint André - Paris 6ème Open seven days a week.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a lot. There are no words to describe how bad I want some chocolate right now.