All things French may seem a little blasais. But have you been to Paris? I have; and it was pretty magical. I was 17, and my crazy parents let me spend a week backpacking through Europe with some friends. We got to Paris late at night, dropped our bags off, and headed straight to the Eiffel Tower. It was glittering, sparkling, and everything magic. I was barely in Paris for over 24 hours and most of it was standing in line. I did manage to wonder the streets a bit, and happen upon delicious bakeries, carts selling crepes, and I even managed to get my hands on some quiche.
So basically my take-away from Paris was that this city is unbelievably beautiful and romantic, and I have a bad sweet tooth.
If you are looking for some french macaroons in St. Louis go to La Patisserie Chouquette.