Between The Louvre, Opéra Garnier, and a couple of other stops that afternoon, I didn't have the time to stop by another patisserie on Friday, so I picked things up again on Saturday morning prior to checking out Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle with a visit to Jean-Noël Julien. Walking in just as the doors opened, I walked out with a warm Pain au Chocolat, Croissant, and a chocolate chip-studded bread that I don't know the name of. All three were fresh and delicious, with the Croissant and Pain au Chocolat exhibiting perfectly crisp exteriors that shattered upon mastication, giving way to airy layers of innards that proved to be exceptionally buttery yet light. The chocolate bread was quite tasty as well, as the still-warm loaf was loaded with semi-melted chocolate chips.
The baked goods were very good, but the service was a bit rude. When the woman behind the counter figured out that I don't speak French, she became noticeably cold and terse, and she gave the impression that she wanted to get rid of me. Oh well, I was bound to run into some locals like that, and it didn't really detract from the deliciousness of the croissants and bread.
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