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Found Interior: Easter Chocolatier, France

I've been looking forward to Easter so that I can re-visit this wonderful Chocolatier in the Jura mountains, France. 

Nobody seems to make as much effort as the French in creating stunning window dressing and this one is really crazy with all kinds of chocolate wildlife and a plethora of bows.

There are four windows - pink................



orange.................... and I love how you can glimpse the town behind - the stripes on the reflected striped awning add to the interest and pattern of the image

and this is one of the 'regular' patisserie windows! Even without extra dressing I think the displays are beautiful and I spend a long time looking at them - not just because the cakes look delicious but because they are so exquisitely made.

I actually view them as sculpture - the shapes are so strong and three-dimensional and the decoration so inventive

I have massive respect for French patissiers who are prepared to create works of art (literally!) on a daily basis - only for them to disappear without trace in the blink of an eye.

I like photographing shop windows because the reflections combined with the interiors make such interesting complex images. (see links at bottom for other posts on shop windows)

This one for example - an intriguing contrast between the 'real' gateaux and the abstract composition of shapes above

Who would think of a triangular cake? That's why I love these shops! Visual ecstasy.

The arcaded streets of Lons le Saunier, Jura - home of the Easter Chocolatier.

Related posts - more shop windows:

Another beautiful
French Chocolatier
Architectural models in glass domes


  1. What a great post! I love chocolate shops and bakeries. Last year I did a post about the chocolatier at the Ballenburg Outdoor Museum in Switzerland as well as several posts about chocolate shops in Victoria BC where I live. Rogers chocolates is a beautiful old shop. If you would like to see the posts and the Rogers Chocolate's Shop here is the link http://happyholidays-blog.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html

  2. Have you thought of making a mould from chocolate figures directly. The original moulds would very quickly rust and be destroyed by the concrete.


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