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Last-minute, last night in Paris - any hopes for raw milk cheeses and baguettes?

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Chestnut Jan 3, 2010 08:56 AM

After an exhausting last day running errands and trying to eat as many sweets as possible (Jacques Genin's shop was definitely a highlight), I'm now realizing that I never got to eat good baguettes or stinky and/or raw milk cheeses. Any suggestions on what I could do at this hour? Thanks so much.

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  1. John Talbott RE: Chestnut Jan 3, 2010 11:21 AM

    You're posting Paris time/date, right? It's now 21h22 Sunday, hummm,
    Astier is open til 22h30 and some hotel restos later.
    Whose slogan was THINK ahead?

    John Talbott
    http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

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      Chestnut RE: John Talbott Jan 3, 2010 11:51 AM

      LOL, unfortunately this trip was all about the last-minute planning!

      I just got back from my baguette-exploring adventure. Here are the highlights:

      - Philippe Gosselin's store near the Louvre was open until 8 tonight. Shortly after I posted the original message, I hopped in a cab and sped off. Cabbie got slightly lost, and I stepped in the door of the bakery about 10 minutes before closing, right after which one of the sales assistants locked the door behind me. Walked out with three baguettes ancienne.
      Philippe Gosselin, 125 rue St-Honore, 75001 Paris; Tel: 145 080 359; open Sunday to Friday (closed Saturday) from 7:00 am to 8:00pm

      - After that, I decided to explore the Marais to see if any charcuterie/fromagerie stores would still be open. No such luck. But I did discover a market (something ending with -prix), bought the least questionable dry sausage and pont-l'eveque I could find, and headed home to the 15th.

      Thanks for the recommendation, John! I will have to try Astier next time.

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