Gérard Mulot is a splendid patisserie and traiteur in St-Germain. You can't miss it - just look for the white awnings and the imposing towers of macarons in the window - but you'll smell it before you see it. The scent of melted butter wafts dwn the block. Inside, the first thing that hits you in colour: jewel-bright strawberries on fruit tars and patisserie boxes in pistachio, lemon and Gérard Mulot's signature pink.
It's not far from the Jardin du Luxembourg, so you can pick up all you need for a picnic. A sunny day in St-Germain with treats from Gérard Mulot - life doesn't get any better.