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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so naturally I’ve been daydreaming about the most romantic city in the world. Fueling my fantasies has been a book entitled The Best Places to Kiss in Paris – Romantic Rendezvous in the City of Light, by Thierry Soufflard, which profiles (you guessed it) the most scintillating spots to pucker up in Paris.

But what’s a romantic rendezvous without a little sweetness? Below, I’ve paired my favorite spots on Thierry’s list with chocolateries and patisseries that are (relatively) nearby each locale. Bisous! xx

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Pont Neuf & Cacao et Chocolat (29 rue de Buci)

Musée Rodin & Jean Paul Hevin (23 bis Avenue de la Motte-Picquet)

Montmartre Stairs & Jeff de Bruges (24 rue Lepic)

Musée de la Vie Romantique & La Maison du Chocolat (8 boulevard Madeleine)

Carousel in the Tuileries & Pierre Hermé (72 rue Bonaparte)

You may also enjoyA Woman’s Paris™ blog,Paris macaron, love in the afternoon, about the sweet little biscuits of Pierre Hermè weighing only a few ounces, simply labeled and described: caramel with salt (caramel au beurre sale); pistachio (pistache); rose (rose & pétales de roses); crème brûlée (vanilles & éclats de caramel); or licorice & violet (réglisse & violet), among the many flavours that excited our imagination.

Or, Le Baisemain, a kiss of the hand, about the French-style kiss, considered by some out of fashion. Gallantly, he bend down from the waist and reached for my right hand. He took my hand as though it were a fragile butterfly about to fly away. Poised, he raised it…

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