Slideshow: Snapshots from France: Nutty Sweets and Biscuits from Brittany

L'Art Gourmand Storefront
L'Art Gourmand Storefront
Behind these walls lie some nutty French treats. Allons-y!
Self-Service Sables
Self-Service Sables
One of the fun parts about L'Art Gourmand is that everything is self-serve so you can build your own box of treats.
Pecan Sables
Pecan Sables
I always think of pecans as being a quintessentially American nut, so it was fun to see them atop these rich little French biscuits.
Sable Amande
Sable Amande
Cookies are always better when they're covered with almonds! (Right?)
Croquet Pistache
Croquet Pistache
Sort of like a French version of pistachio biscotti.
Puppy-Shaped Marzipan
Puppy-Shaped Marzipan
This has to win for cutest marzipan ever?
More Marzipan
More Marzipan
From upper left moving clockwise, we've got marzipan dinosaurs, marzipan pigs, marzipan ducks, and marzipan bunnies. Don't you just want to bite their heads off? It was something of a marzipan menagerie.
Mendiants
Mendiants
Pieces of chocolate (dark, white, and milk all represented here) studded with little bites of goodies like hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, and pistachios.
Bon bons
Bon bons
These chocolate bonbons are filled with nutty centers and dotted with whole nuts.