Chocolate Window Displays in Paris

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Parisian streets are teeming with beautiful window displays of chocolates and confections. And they cause arguments with husbands.  

You see, my husband is one of those travelers with a very strict agenda like GET TO THE LOUVRE AT A DECENT TIME SO WE DON”T HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE FOREVER.

In contrast, my style is more spontaneous as in LETS HEAD TOWARDS THE LOUVRE BUT GIVE OURSELVES PERMISSION TO CHANGE PLANS IF SOMETHING ELE CATCHES OUR EYE.

Especially if there’s an inviting window display.

Because these chocolate shops are sprinkled ALL over Paris from wide boulevards to narrow back alleys, you’d think I’d get tired of them and there wouldn’t be a need to look at each and every one. But no, I thwarted our momentum a few times because I had to stop and contemplate all of them.

I agree that avoiding waiting in lines at important sights like the Louvre is important, but how can you not stop to ogle these windows?

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These chocolates are designed to look like tasty olives.

When it comes to enjoying a new place, do you allow yourself time to linger at sights along the way or are you focused on the final destination?

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14 thoughts on “Chocolate Window Displays in Paris

  1. I’d say it’s a toss-up. It depends on how much time I have… I guess and also what mood I’m in. But, I’m quite like you – fairly laid back that way. 🙂

    p.s. look forward to reading about Italy. and yes! I’m happy to answer any questions you may have, however, be prepared, some of my answers will be quite surprising….I think.

    xoxo

  2. Are those chocolate shoes in one of those photos? I guess you can shape chocolate into anything.

    So I think I travel more like your husband. I do allow time for things along the way, but I don’t often get distracted so I’m more direct. My wife on the other hand is easily distracted by window displays like these. If she say a shop like the ones in your photos, there’s no way I could stop her from going in.

    In a way that’s good because she sometimes drags me into places that are genuinely interesting. Other times, I just wait for her to have her fill. Like I said, I make time for side things like this so it doesn’t upset me.

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  4. Chocolate! Everything feels better with chocolate! Those displays look so inviting but I must admit I’m abit like your husband! – I’m pretty goal oriented when I travel (much to family’s dismay – my mom is spontaneous like you!) but I do schedule in “free time” so everybody gets to be happy!

    But that being said, I will ALWAYS pause for dark chocolate. Always.

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