As you walk up Rue des Martyrs you see the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur, perfectly framed by the trees, and on both sides are shops that just ooze French-ness.
There’s the shop selling all different kinds of honey and everything you need to eat it. There are the two wine shops, a couple of butchers, a great flower shop, fruit and vegetable stands, and all kinds of bakeries and cafés.
Then there’s the pâté shop. THE pâté shop.
The meat products are made in-house, on the other side of the partition next to the cash register. I want to ask for a sample of everything, but I only ask for a few ounces (or grams, it’s metric here) of two kinds. The pâtés can be light or heavy, sometimes rich, but always satisfying.
Think food afterglow.