At the newish Le 68 Guy Martin at Guerlain 68, Champs-Elysees
While upstairs they're creating all kinds of beauty magique
Downstairs at Le 68 you can taste magique
The restaurant and tea area is fashioned in the style of fabulous 40s artist Christian Berard.
He painted the doors up on the second floor
Plus his fashion sketches are well represented at the 50s Galliera exhibit.
The dining salon is elegant
But first do stop for a look in the pastry case.
To make a big study.
Of what's on for the day.
Decisions do not come easy here
Miam Miam/yum yum
It was so hot out I got the terrific bubbly water you can only find in Paris' best restaurants, Chateldon.
Here Rosemary demonstrates how to drink it. Her divine shirt is from Anne Fonataine by the way. She got the Shalimar tea from the Guerlain perfumed tea menu.
I decided, being the dessert expert, we should share three pastries and a few caramels.
Rosemary's 'Petite robe noir' was the most intensely chocolatey dessert I've tasted in a long time. Again, as in most of the best Paris desserts, sugar was barely noticable.
My tarte citron was right up there with all the top prize winners in my opinion. Love the Italian meringue topping that is practically melted marshmallow.
You're surrounded by wonderful 50s artwork At Guerlain. A good place to come after visiting the 50s show at Palais Galliera and only one Metro station away on the No.9 to Franklin Roosevelt.
Post-tea you can buy a 50s arty postcards to send to a friend or yourself at Guerlain's own postbox and with Guerlain's own signature stamp for all of 3.50 euros and perfumed before sending out. Our tea cost all of 32 euros for the two of us. A terrific bargain in this town and a well-kept secret. No reservations are required for tea time at Le 68 Guy Martin, though lunch and dinner are packed. All around a delicious and arty experience. Do try it.