If there’s one thing that Paris consistently delivers on, it’s their selection of freshly baked goods; the kinds of confections people daydream about and travel across the world to try. From flaky croissants to flavorful macarons, here are our picks of 5 bakeries you need to visit the next time you’re in the beautiful city of Paris.
Angelina chocolat l’Africain and signature Mont Blanc Pastry. Image by Angelina
This charming tea house has been serving up sweet treats since 1903 and is primarily known for it’s almost pudding-like hot chocolate, referred to as chocolat l’Africain. Tourists come far and wide just to experience the legendary and delightful hot drink, accompanied by one of their delicious pastries like the Tarte Citron or their signature classic, the Mont Blanc.
226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Pierre Hermé is a French pastry chef and chocolatier who’s incredibly delicious macarons have created a cult following over the years; with innovative flavor combinations such as Chocolate & Passion Fruit – Pistachio, Cinnamon & Kirsch-soaked Cherry – and Rose, Lichi & Raspberry. However this popular bakery offers way more than just tantalizing macarons; expect to indulge in a varied supply of croissants, tartes, cakes and even breakfast.
72 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
Bread and Roses
Spring Quiche with little vegetables. Image by Bread&Roses via Facebook.
Located across the street from the Luxembourg Gardens, this high-end bakery/boulangerie is just the lunch stop you need after a long morning of touring around Paris. Known for their delicious sandwiches, buttery croissants and savory quiches – like Asparagus & Goat Cheese or Spinach & Smoked Salmon – Bread and Roses only uses top quality ingredients and everything is baked fresh daily.
62 Rue Madame, 75006 Paris, France
Du Pain et des Idées
Escargot, Pistachio & Chocolate croissant. Image by Knights Days.
Since it opened its doors in 2002, this whimsical bakery has become one of Paris’s top destinations for its trademark bread loaf called Le Pain des Amis, as well as for its famous ‘snail shaped’ croissant; particularly the Chocolate, Pistachio & Escargot flavor. While there, you’ll also want to get your sticky fingers on Le Pain au Chocolat , which is a simple croissant with a chocolate filling, that is absolutely divine!
34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris, France
Des Gâteaux et du Pain
Pamplemousse Rosa. Image by Laurent Fau via Academie du Gout.
The look and feel of the interior of this award-winning bakery is often compared to that of a ‘luxury boutique’ as everything is elegantly displayed and the decor is anything short of extraordinary. Locals and tourists alike rave about the Pamplemousse Rosa, which is a delicious rose flavored mousse with grapefruit segments, a delectable grapefruit cream and a rice flour biscuit – so luxurious and refreshing! You can also spoil yourself with one of their many other popular sweet treats like the Tarte au Citron and the Mont-Blanc Cassis.
63 Boulevard Pasteur, 75015 Paris, France
Whether you are in Paris for a business trip or on vacation with your family/friends, we hope this list will be the starting point for many tasty Parisian adventures!
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