If you want to feel like a lucky human being, choose a random weekday afternoon, call a friend, and install yourselves in the tea salon at Jacques Genin. Order the millefeuille, and maybe an éclair as well. Oh, what the heck, get the lemon tart, too. Try not to wince at the price of a pot of tea. Just sit back and relax, knowing that someone in the kitchen upstairs is assembling that famous napoleon to order (this is not one of those bricks that sits all day in a refrigerated case) and that soon it will be served to you, maybe by M. Genin himself.
On your way out, buy some chocolates or, better yet, a sachet of caramels (mango-passion fruit!) to take home.
Do not, I repeat, do not think of your dentist as you decide to have just one more before closing the package.
And don’t be too hard on yourself when you open it again two minutes later.
Jacques Genin 133 rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris +33 (0)1 45 77 29 01