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Monday, March 19, 2012

Le Jour du Macaron


I'm very excited for Macaron Day tomorrow - we missed it last year because we were in the US, but this year I'll be in Paris. For those who have never heard of it, every March 20th, several bakeries in Paris give away free macarons (though you are encouraged to donate) in order to raise money for Autistes sans frontières (Autistics without borders).  Paris By Mouth has done up a great map with all of the participating sites in English here, so check it out and see if any will be near you!  I'm going to try to hit four different shops during my daily errands.

As a side note, apparently some places in the US are also celebrating le Jour du Macaron. For example, my aunt sent me a link to the Sofitel in Minneapolis - though unfortunately it doesn't look like they are using it to raise money for anything.  But still, who doesn't love a free macaron?

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7 Comments:

Blogger chickster said...

Thanks for the info! Just found a patisserie in our area participating in the event.

March 19, 2012 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger MademoisElla Coquine said...

How cool! Thanks for sharing...I wouldn't have known otherwise!

Is there pressure to by something? Or is it cool to just maca-run?

March 19, 2012 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Gwan said...

Those macarons look so good, might have to indulge even if I can't find a participating bakery

March 19, 2012 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

oh yum! I had no idea this existed. I doubt my village boulangerie is participating, but I might stop in just to be sure. At worst, I'll pick myself up a coffee eclair :)

March 19, 2012 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Linds said...

I'm scanning the map right now trying to plot how many "free" macarons I can score :-)

March 19, 2012 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Notre Vie Juteuse said...

Argh....we just missed it. Any day is a good day for a macaron! Enjoy.

March 20, 2012 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger kbh said...

I did it! I went! There was no line! In fact I think it was the fastest store experience I've ever had in Paris.

March 21, 2012 at 10:39 AM  

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