in Louvre & Les Halles

Opened in 1730 by Nicolas Stohrer, the Polish pastry chef of queen consort Marie Leszczyńska (wife of Louis XV), this place offers house-made specialities, including its own inventions baba au rhum (rum-soaked sponge cake) and puits d’amour (caramel-topped, vanilla-cream-filled puff pasty). The beautiful pastel murals were added in 1864 by Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry, who also decorated the Palais Garnier's Grand Foyer.