26 May 2009

on the rue des Saints Pères

Even before I saw the word "chocolat" on the marquee, I was struck dumb by the glamorous facade of Debauve et Gallais, appointed chocolatiers to the 19th century kings of France.

Well, it's no wonder - Percier and Fontaine, Napoleon's designers and the duo behind Malmaison, created the decor of the boutique in 1800.


Rose C'est La Vie said...

Fabulous photos, Emily including a self-portrait?
This has been a recherche glimpse of Paris, thank you.

Emily Evans Eerdmans said...

Rose, you do have an eagle eye!