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Carnet de Voyage SHOPPING section
"La Maison des Soeurs Macarons. This illustrious confectionery, specialising in the manufacture of bergamot sweets and macaroons, holds the secret of how macaroons have been made since their invention in the 18th century by lay sisters. A macaroon very similar to the Florentine pastries of Catherine de Medici, whose recipe is based on three characteristics: a fine cracked shape, a flavour of crushed almonds and storage for up three weeks. Another irresistible sweet treat is the bergamot orange, which Nicolas Génot has used in chocolates, marshmallows, and essence for flavouring crème brûlée ..."