On October 17th, we took the train from Paris to Versailles, to tour the Chateau de Versailles, the palatial home of Louis XIV, begun in 1668. But first, I want to tell you about the best bakery ever! It is the Boulanger Patisserie in the town of Versailles, just up the street from the train station.
The photos speak for themselves. (And please DO click to enlarge!) What more could I say about such luscious fare? Such works of art are the cakes, such feasts for the eyes and tongue are the eclairs! The tiny quiches and palm-sized pizzas. It is a good thing I don't live in France.
I ate a pistachio eclair; the green "hotdog" shape above. It had a wonderful creme filling in pistachio flavor, was topped with pistachio icing and as you can see, one end was dipped into chopped pistachio nuts.
Heaven on earth, it was. I was tempted to have one in every flavor (I am ashamed to admit).
But look at the cakes in the last pic. I am sure that they also tasted heavenly, because how could something that looks like that not taste like ambrosia? They are truly too beautiful to cut. If you go to France, go directly to Versailles; do not pass go, do not collect $200 - find the Boulanger Patisserie and be hungry!
Tomorrow I will show you photos of the palace, and they are worth waiting for!