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JAN-FEB 2019

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Douceur de France! Marietta's little piece of France serves up authentic French cuisine STORY AND PHOTOS BY AMANDA MORRIS a la O JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 | COBB LIFE 43 N A BRIGHT AND SUNNY winter morning, a steady stream of customers walk through the doors of Douceur de France. Each patron is greeted with the sweet smell of tarts fresh from the oven and a warm "Bon Jour." A pastry chef, carrying a tray of the tarts and cakes, fills the dessert cases. Other cases are filled with classic French desserts. e croissants, baked fresh daily, are lined up in another case next to bread and rest near one of the restaurant's most popular items, almond croissants. A glance into the kitchen shows the busy staff plating savory favorites like tourte au poulet (chicken pot pie) and preparing lattes, cappuccinos and café au laits. A short walk from the Marietta Square — and directly on the Mountain to River Trail — is this bakery and café, Douceur de France, which translates to "Sweets of France." A white, low building with a large area for outdoor seating proudly proclaims "French Bakery" on the side wall. Inside is a comfortable restaurant with modern décor and oversized pictures of »

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