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December 2010 - Marrons Glacés – A Sweet Confection for the Holiday Season

Marrons GlacésChristmas in Paris is celebrated around food and family. In this month's Paris Insights we explore the traditional marrons glacés, candied chestnuts that are displayed in gold-foil wrappers in the storefront windows of chocolate shops and other confectionery outlets.

We dined in a tiny establishment called Le Timbre, located in the 6th arrondissement. Owned and operated by Englishman Chris Wright, the restaurant serves French cuisine with his special touches. To learn more, read our review in this month's Le Bon Goût.

Roasted-chestnut vendors on the streets of the city are harbingers of the Christmas season. We share some photographs of the transition into the December holidays in this month's Paris, Past and Present.

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2010