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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Thalys International Team

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POPELINI
29 rue Debelleyme
Paris
+ 33 (0) 144613144
popelini.com


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Have you had enough of the usual box of macaroons brought back from Paris? Then you should go to Popelini, a brand new shop in Le Marais opened by a gifted 26 year old confectioner, which is totally dedicated to choux à la crème (cream puffs). You’ll find all sorts of different flavours to eat here, or you can take them home with you in airtight containers.

Total perfection

Following on from éclairs and macaroons, Popelini’s cream puffs have entered the pantheon of Paris sweetmeats. Indeed Lauren Koumetz and young confectioner Alice Barday have turned the cream puff into a carefully thought through, simple and elegant item, which has become an exceptional thing to enjoy as well as a culinary invention.

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When the pros get together, there is a certain legitimacy and gourmet cachet brought to the table. With the help of their friend Christophe Michalak – World Champion Pâtissier – recipes are given more thought and flavours are refined. So what’s the good of me telling you all about the flavour of lemon, vanilla or tiramisu, when every one is a joy of originality and aesthetics? How can we resist them? Popelini is world champion when it comes to cream puffs!

Transforming the neighbourhood


It’s certainly true that the area around the top of Le Marais, where these brilliant confectioners have set up shop, is really blossoming. I’ve already mentioned the Rose Bakery, where you can find blueberry smoothies, or you could stop off at the imposing concept store, Merci, which is a little further down the road. Rue Debelleyme, which I used to walk down four times a day on my way to college wearing my creepers and studded jacket, is a small street that is typical of Le Marais but has nonetheless changed a great deal. I recommend you have a stroll there one Saturday and while you’re there, why not pick up a few cream puffs to enjoy at home?



Box of 6 cream puffs: €11.00.

Steve, 49 ENTREPRENEUR

Comfortable in working-class neighbourhoods and the tonier areas of Paris, I never get tired of rediscovering this timeless city. The Sex Pistols set the pace when I was younger. New technologies fill my working days now. My little extra: discovering fine eating spots around the capital for romantic dinners!

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