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City Guide: Paris Top 11

Sometimes I have a feeling that almost everything is said about Paris. You can find loads and loads of online guides, articles and „must see“ lists. I can’t stop wonder is the city of lights, high fashion and chic restaurants story that has been told too many times? Well, it could be the truth. But, let’s be honest, could you really get enough of it? After being there many times, I already found my favourite places. And still, there are so many left to discover in the future. This is why I didn’t want to write here about the main…

Sweet little Macarons…

For those who never heard about them (if there are some) macarons are cookies made of icing sugar, ground almonds and egg whites. Although they become popular in a last few years, they’ve been baked all back in Middle Ages. But, how it all started… The French town of Cormery is considered to be the true home of the macarons, where they were created in 781 by Benedictine monks from the St-Paul Abbey. Some are claiming that Catherine de’ Medici’s Italian pastry chefs bring the recipe with them in 1533 when she came to France to marry Henry II. Soon…