Les bonbons, c’est tellement bon…


Les Douceurs d'Odette à Odéon

Les bonbons, c’est tellement bon (=candy is so good)…and the sweet smell of it even better :-) When I was living in the area of Odéon  at Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris I could always scent the sweet smell of the candies from the Les Douceurs d’Odette’s small outdoor candyshop. You can see it in the photo above, a small red lighted tent behind the red-lights. I’m not into candy and I never bought any candies there…BUT if I close my eyes I can almost feel the scent of their candies and that brings me to my time at Odéon. And the créperie right behind it…where you can scent the freshly fried crépes with toppings such as butter, sugar, chestnut and Nutella. Sweet memories….et les bonbbons, c’est tellement bon like Jacques Brel sings in his song Les Bonbons.

Rue Grégoire de Tours

Rue Grégoire de Tours (the corner of the building I was living in)

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This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...


  • Akli
    18 April 2012 at 13:37

    Monday night I went to my favorite pub the “Moose” (rue des quatre vents, close to the oenosteria) to watch my team Arsenal (Ljungberg was a great player for us!) but we lost.

    what a bad start to the evening! But then I had two mojitos there, I was feeling a bit better and after the game I went to see the building where you use to leave Bd St Germain.

    What a very beautiful building with asuch n imposing and pretty golden blazer above the door. I did a search and found out it was founded in 1879 by Charles Garnier. It was created originally for a group of bookshop owners (Le cercle de la librairie). A very nice end to my day! I can imagine the great time you must have had there Solli!

  • Akli
    18 April 2012 at 13:48

    By the way Solli, you may already know, but just in case, Charles Garnier is the same architect that built the Opera de Paris. This probably explains the Gold above the door!

  • Solli
    18 April 2012 at 22:55

    Akli – too bad to hear about Arsenals loss…better luck next time :-) So it is Charles Garnier who is the brain behind the beautiful building? I’ve passed by Palais Garnier often but unfortunately I never went on any Opera during my time in Paris! Well, lets say it was strategically from my side….so many things I didn’t do in Paris which only means one thing= I need to go back to Paris! I saved the best for last!

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