Last summer I was lucky enough to spend about 3 weeks in Paris. One of my favorite finds during my visit was the delectable Merveilleux cakes of Aux Merveilleux de Fred. I stumbled upon the pâtisserie in the 7th arrondissement near the Eiffel Tower and I’ve dreamed of the Merveilleux ever since! What is a Merveilleux you ask? Get this… this sinful pastry (comes in six flavors) is a meringue coated in chocolate whipped cream covered with shavings of dark chocolate. Out of this world! My recommendation for you: Grab an individual sized Merveilleux (or two), walk down to the park between the Alexandre III Bridge and Les Invalides, find a free patch of grass, and sit and enjoy your pastry and you will be in heaven.
Frédéric Vaucamp, the creator and owner, has opened several locations in Paris, Lille, Metz, and London.
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Verjus - 1st Arrondissement
Aux Merveilleux de Fred