In France the two are separate. You would visit the boulangerie for bread (typically every day or every other day) and the patisserie for pastries (probably less frequently... although if I didn't care about my waistline, I could easily visit on a daily basis).
This is one of the few shops in Paris where a lack of the native language does not put you at a disadvantage. Your eyes tell you all you need to know before making a purchase - and I'm not sure you could make a poor decision.
The choices are nearly limitless:
|Rich and creamy chocolates in every|
conceivable size, shape and flavor
|Flaky pastries, Fruit tartes, and|
|And of course... the light, colorful|
quintessential French Macaroon
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