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A couple of years ago I saw a part of a programme on Travel channel about not so well known tourist attractions in Paris. One was about a famous bakery in Paris that has been around since the revolution. I believe the bakery even was located at the same spot since the revolution. The narrator said that Frank Sinatra used to order bread from the bakery to be flown to US early in the morning for him to eat when he got out of bed. What is the name of this bakery and can you find an address? I would appreciate it!
/ Thorleif Nilsson


Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:10 am
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It is quite known that the famous boulanger Lionel Poilâne made bread that Sinatra loved and that he had flown from Paris to wherever he was. Poilâne's bakery did not exist at the time of the Revolution though.

I do know of the French restaurant Le Grand Vefour though, it is from the time before the revolution (it is said to be the first restaurant or first French restaurant, if I'm not mistaken) and it's interior is from early nineteenth-century. It is located besides the garden of Palais Royale and it has two Michelin stars (it had three last year!), so it's nothing for the poor but it's nice just to watch it from outside the windows :wink: . Many famous people have dined there too; Napoleon, Sartre, Hugo etc.

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You mean Sartre? What do you think about him? I just love his dramas! Le putain respectueuse :angel1:

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Yes, I do mean Jean-Paul Sartre, must have slipped :wink: Going to edit it now. I don't know really what I think of him, he is not a personal favourite (not that I dislike him either).

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Jean-Paul Sartre, In my library I have many books of him but I haven’t read any. :oops:
I learned something in school about his philosophy.

Please, Anouk, recommend me something from him! :angel8:

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My fav is Le putain respecueuse, but I love all of his dramas. They're funny-true. I also like The childhood of a Leader, it is in "The Wall".

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Merci, I will try to find them.

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You're welcome! :alien:

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Hans Axel wrote:
It is quite known that the famous boulanger Lionel Poilâne made bread that Sinatra loved and that he had flown from Paris to wherever he was. Poilâne's bakery did not exist at the time of the Revolution though.

I do know of the French restaurant Le Grand Vefour though, it is from the time before the revolution (it is said to be the first restaurant or first French restaurant, if I'm not mistaken) and it's interior is from early nineteenth-century. It is located besides the garden of Palais Royale and it has two Michelin stars (it had three last year!), so it's nothing for the poor but it's nice just to watch it from outside the windows :wink: . Many famous people have dined there too; Napoleon, Sartre, Hugo etc.

Thanks Hans Axel!
/Thorleif Nilsson


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