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No. 136-137: Gâteaux et Tartes

I don’t know how many different types of cakes and tarts there are in France, but since there are over 350 different varieties of cheese available here, I’m wagering there has to be at least that many possibilities for decadent dessert.

Gâteau Saint Honoré

Gâteau Saint Honoré

Gâteau au chocolat

Gâteau au chocolat

Charlotte Mont-Blanc…biscuit cuillère, crème vanille, chantilly, marron glacés et crème de marrons...

Charlotte Mont-Blanc…biscuit cuillère, crème vanille, chantilly, marron glacés et crème de marrons…

En France, I have never met a gâteau or tarte I don’t care for, and this being a birthday weekend chez nous, I thought I’d share a few pictures of some of my favorites I’ve indulged in either in reality or in my dreams.

Even when I’m being good (which is most of the time), I’m lucky to be surrounded by this dazzling eye candy. Not only are they delicious on the taste buds, but they are also exquisite works of art.

 Tarte au citron, c'est notre préféré...

Tarte au citron, c’est notre préféré…


tarte aux pommes

tarte aux pommes


Bonne dégustation!



Bonne dégustation! Enjoy! (literally good tasting)

c’est notre préféré: it’s our favorite

chez nous: at our house

gâteau au chocolat: chocolate cake

gâteau or tarte: cake or tart

tarte aux pommes: apple tart

tarte au citron: lemon tart

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. They all look very yummy…I do like cakes & pies in France though I rarely indulge as I don’t have a sweet tooth. I have more trouble resisting cheeses and bread though…(Suzanne)

    February 9, 2014
  2. Beth Allen #

    Yummy and beautiful!!! I’ll take the lemon tart!

    February 9, 2014
  3. all impressive cakes!

    February 9, 2014
  4. I agree! I love all the sweet treats here in France. I’m also a big fan of the tarte au citron 🙂

    February 11, 2014

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