“A new creation may be inspired by a fruit, a colour, a season, anything! It comes from a subtle marriage between tastes, textures and whatever pleases the eye in the purest and simplest of ways.”
Laurent Duchêne, Meilleur Ouvrier de France (pâtissier of the year award-winner) – tea room, Vincennes
Make sure you taste a macaroon from Atelier de Christophe, a crispy croissant from the Miettes café, and caramelised cashew nuts from Mademoiselle Amande!
The cream of artisans
Strolling through the streets of Vincennes? Beware, temptation lies everywhere! You won’t resist a meringue dome from Aux Merveilleux de Fred, you’ll go gooey for the local Vincennes-produced honey at the Château Boutique, you’ll gaze at Julien Dechenaud’s chocolatey window display, and perhaps treat yourself to a bar of flaky dark chocolate by Herviou whose workshop is visible from the street… For epicureans, Vincennes is bursting with gourmet flavours as colourful as they are delicious.
For sweet tooths
Of course you can fill your suitcase with souvenir treats. But that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge yourself while you’re here! And the good news is that the town centre is a sweet-tooth heaven. Why not try a succulent meringue filled with whipped cream before your eyes at Les Merveilleux, or a crunchy Laurent Duchêne praline at the well-known pâtissier’s tea room? Or pop to the Jens Bruck delicatessen to relish a pistachio and Morello cherry financier, guaranteed to get your tastebuds tingling with delight… Unless you’d prefer a delicious craft icecream. It’s free from preservatives and colourings, it’s made from fresh fruit from Louis Metzger’s and you’ll find it at Crème! Enjoy!