Saturday, May 20, 2023

Circus Baobab, Crepe à l’œuf, Fete du Pain


Yesterday, after the pool 🏊 I thought I’d pop into Centre Pompidou, 

Nearby I heard a tremendous roar. I ran🏃‍♂️ to see what the excitement was about & forgot the museum 😂 I did NOT get any good pictures 😵‍💫
A bunch of 13 acrobat performers encircled by an excited crowd of passerbys near the Fontaine St Phalle. 13 street children trained 
in the performing arts by the best African and French professionals, 13 artists aged 18 to 30. (Picture taken later)

I was starving as usual after the pool and on impulse decided to get a crepe from the venders around Pompidou 

I ordered the simplest crepe, something you won’t see in nicer Brittany restaurants in Montparnasse - Crepe Salée à l’œuf. 
I asked for it to be ‘bien cuit’/well cooked.
The cook breaks an egg on the crepe
Spreads it very thinly using a palette-knife tool
Adds sel et poivre
Folds it over, giving a couple of taps to make it bien cuit
Et Voilà a quickie, delicious, possibly healthy snack and no sugar!

This morning I tried this for breakfast 🍳 but using a Sarrasin/ buckwheat crepe.

So easy & Yummy 👍 🤸🏾‍♀️
I added grated Parmigiana + Persillade. You could add ham or anything else your heart ❤️ desires. Filling and healthy.

I was on my way to the annual May Fete du Pain at Notre Dame, passing through Hotel de Ville. The acrobats were setting up to perform again! 🤸🏾‍♀️ 👏👏👏

Circus Baobab - a collective of circus artists  c
reated in 1998 in Conakry, Guinea in West Africa. 

Their show is a dynamic mix traditional African dance 

Plus street dancing and Hip hop 
*Click the white arrow > bottom left

This group is tremendous. They competed in the annual 4-day 
42nd Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain. I am definitely not missing this next year. WATCH & be amazed.

with circus clown art is a part of their act. They perform free to the public in various sites around town. 
Krumping evolved into a popular Street Dance in South Central, LA. Isolating body parts so one body part is rigid, while the other is Swinging, Stomping, or Popping

Circus Baobab is doing evening performances at La Scala through June 10 and I am going.

Finally I got to Fete du Pain 😂 🥖 

If you want to buy a baguette 🥖 fresh out of the oven the Fete du Pain is the place to be

It’s on through Sunday. 

Many MOF chefs (with the blue, white, red collars) are onboard for baking demonstrations

The rest of toute Paris was lined up patiently at Berthillon 

You’ll need the Paris Map 🗺️ for a weekend ice cream cornet 🍦 
            🤸🏾‍♀️  Have a Great Joyous Weekend PBers  👍 
                                               🤸🏾‍♀️And get up and Krump 🤸🏾‍♀️


  1. ex·u·ber·ant! energy and excitement! spirit lifting!

    1. Anonymous11:21 AM

      All of that and more!
      Contagious joy, positivity through physical movement & music 🎵
      Dance is a wonderful thing

  2. Pretty sure Krumping in not in my future but how fun to watch and all for free. It must be their way of advertising their upcoming shows. Can you believe I have NEVER had a street crepe in Paris!!! I bet this one with egg is good. Your photos look good. IPad fixed? 🗼❤️

    1. Anonymous9:20 AM

      I too avoid most street crepes - big mistake
      Yes they gave out post cards & past the hat 🧢
      Very entertaining

  3. Bonnie L7:49 AM

    Wow! What a busy Saturday you had…the pool, Circus Baobab, a crepe, Fête du Pain, and watching the crowds at Berthillon! Your homemade crepe looks delish! Bon week-end, Carol.

    1. Anonymous9:22 AM

      Thanks Bonnie,
      You walk out the door 🚪 with no idea what awaits in Paris.
      Oh why did I buy those craps at the market today?

  4. bonnie F9:51 AM

    There are quite a number of good/excellent places to get ice cream or Gelato around Paris. I won't wait in that long line. Yes, it is good. Is it so much better than Grom or Pozzetto - no Amorino - yes

    1. Anonymous10:58 AM

      .The French are much better at waiting for things than most other people.
      It’s a bigger mystery than how French women are thin (which they aren't so much these days anyways...).
      A book 📕 is waiting to be written on the French expertise at waiting patiently in an orderly manner.
      Leçons learned in childhood?
      Qui sait?

    2. Anonymous11:09 AM

      It’s a Parisian ritual to get ice cream 🍦 at Berthillon on the weekend on l’Île Saint Louis.
      Like a religion.
      No other place will do.
      Is it nostalgia?
      Childhood memories?
      A French tradition?
      The attachment to things past…

  5. Anonymous10:41 AM

    I think I would like theFete du Pain!!! What is not to love when it comes to pain!! I would take that over ice cream! I too love how you can walk out the door in Paris and never know what you are going to see!

    1. Anonymous10:50 AM

      I got a yummy quiche Lorraine - round & thick almost like an omelette

    2. Anonymous11:17 AM

      Yes, the adventure of the unknown in Paris,
      with none of the dangers like “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark."
      Relatively safe and usually charmant 😊

  6. Anonymous10:49 AM

    I want a fabulous crepe made with buckwheat! Anabel

  7. Anonymous11:28 AM

    How does this guy hold up all those people in the air? That’s insane 🤸🏾‍♀️

  8. Anonymous1:42 PM

    Wonderful experiences!

  9. Great entertaining troupe. I've loved the Fete du Pain every time I've been to Paris in May. That crepe looks great - I'd love to try and make it but don't think Ican find pre-made buckwheat crepes. The best crepe I ever had in Paris came from a cart on the Pont de Arts - go figure, but I've always found street crepes to be good.

    1. Anonymous10:43 PM

      A street crepe cart (chariot) letter💌 would be a fun idea Suki !

  10. Anonymous3:33 PM

    What a blast! And thanks for the little lesson on how to order fully cooked eggs!

    1. Anonymous10:45 PM

      Hmmmm…I never thought of that 🤔
      He did really spread the egg 🍳 around
      I should do some comparative testings !


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