Passin’ Through Passy

The weather app on  my iphone showed more rain for Wednesday, but the morning was sunny and blue.  I decided to take advantage of the change in the weather while it lasted.

First, I took Wonderchien to the river for a little off-leash play time.

On the way home we checked out the Bonpoint window.  So cute.

When we got home, the sun was still shining, so I quickly made myself presentable and headed out to explore Passy, a lovely neighborhood in the 16th that I have not spent enough time in.  This is a well-to-do neighborhood, and the apartment buildings were gorgeous.  I was wishing someone would invite me up to tour the inside of one of them, but it didn’t happen.  Maybe next time.

All of these lovely apartments are surrounded by wonderful shops of every variety.

I bought a tuna sandwich here. It was yummy.

My favorite stop of the day, however, was this sweet little shop that makes meringues filled with whipped cream and rolled in something delicious.

Sadly, I cut off the name of the shop, which is Aux Merveilleux de Fred.

Isn’t that a precious little place?  Here is what I bought.

Before we get to how they tasted, can I just say how much I love the way the French package things?  This box is no flimsy, collapsible cardboard floozey.  This is a lovely, sturdy box worthy of a gift presentation.  The heavy plastic insert got a little smudged as I carried it around in my shoulder bag, but the little clouds of deliciousness remained intact and beautiful.  I just tasted one (only so that I could fully report on it to you, dear readers) and it was amazing.  The meringue was not at all hard or crumbly, and the whipped cream filling was light and buttery.  So good.  I think I am going to be a rock star with my family tonight.  Thank you, Fred.

And that concludes our tour of Passy, my friends.  Thanks for coming along, and be sure to tip your guide on your way out.

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8 responses to “Passin’ Through Passy

  1. Kate: The organization I work for is part of something called the Global Greeter Network. There is a branch of the group in Paris. They do small free tours – sort like you’re just roaming around the city with a new friend who can tell you a lot about different parts of the city. You should go on http://www.globalgreeternetwork.org and get in touch with them. Who knows, maybe one of them lives in one of those apartments?

  2. Martha

    Last I counted you had four chez vous but I count nine meringues which can only mean one thing-you’re expecting us for dinner!! 8ish?

  3. martha clay

    I hope those little pink shoes come my way! They would love delightful on Eloise. xoxo

  4. Hmm..you just gave me a reason to go into the 16th next week! I’ve never ventured over there. I’ll see ya soon!

  5. And Fred let you take pictures.Another plus

  6. Pingback: Frédéric Passy – Founder Red Cross Joint Noble prize winner 1901 | The Good Word News

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