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T+L Reports: Paris Sweet <i>Tarte</i>

What do you do when you're young, French, and have a knack for patisserie?If you're 33-year-old Sébastien Gaudard, you open Delicabar (26 rue de Sèvres; 33-1/42-22-08-60; lunch for two $30), a chic snack bar at Le Bon Marché. The candy-colored café, surrounded by racks of Martin Margiela and APC frocks, was created by Swiss designer Claudio Colucci, who wanted to reflect the chef's cheeky energy. Since Delicabar opened, young Parisiennes have been flocking to it for Gaudard's chocolate fondue and savory mille-feuilles (and a peek at the sexy chef). The pastry whiz tells us where he goes to satisfy his sweet tooth in Paris: Mariages Frères (30 Rue du Bourg-Tibourg; 33-1/42-72-28-11) "Some of the best madeleines in town. I love their crème brûlée tart with fraises des bois." • Michel Chaudun (149 Rue de l'Université; 33-1/47-53-74-40) "This little shop near the Eiffel Tower has the most incredible truffles—Chaudun blends nine types of chocolate." • Boulangerie-Pâtisserie Vandermeersch (278 Ave. Daumesnil; 33-1/43-47-21-66) "The trip to the Twelfth Arrondissement is worth it for amazing kugelhofs."
—Niloufar Motamed

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