Best pâtisseries to visit in Paris

As promised, here is a shortlist of my favourite pâtisseries in Paris. I’ve also included a chocolate shop and a croissant shop (I know they aren’t patisseries but they definitely deserve your attention).

Mont blanc eclair Angelina

1. Angelina

Angelina is a patisserie that you should visit when you are in Paris. Its location makes it very easy to include it in your itinerary. It is along rue rivoli, just opposite the Jardin des Tuileries. If you are visiting the Lourve or shopping along rue Saint Honoré, you should definitely pay Angelina a visit.

There is a tea salon attached to the shop where you can opt to sit down and have a leisurely tea with the lovely pastries or you can do a quick take away like I did. I’ve been to Angelina on both my trips to visit. Angelina’s hot chocolate or chocolat chaud is one of the best that I had – it is rich, velvety smooth and very chocolatey (all in a good way) and you should probably share it so you have some room for the other sweets.

Angelina is also most known for its Mont blancs. The Mont blanc is superb. I love its delicate, crumbly sablé, with its chestnut mousse. Go early for that because it sells out by late afternoon. The Mont Blanc éclair is a good alternative if you can’t get your hands on the traditional Mont blanc.

Angelina
For hot chocolate and mont blanc.
Address: 226 rue de Rivoli, 75001
Nearest transport: Tuileries (1)
Hours: Open every day, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Telephone: 01 42 60 82 0

Gerald Mulot Paris


2. Gérald Mulot

Known for his tarte aux fruits and tarts in general, but I, too, love all his pistachio and berry combinations. His macarons are known to be very good too so try it if you are around the area.Gerald Mulot tartsGerald Mulot shop display

 

Gerald Mulot cakes

Gerald Mulot
For tarts, pastries, cakes
Address: 76 rue de Seine, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4,10)
Hours: Monday-Sunday 6:45am-8:00pm; Closed Wednesday
Telephone: 01 42 78 52 17

matcha eclair

3. Sadaharu Aoiki

What is this Japanese doing in Paris? Sadaharu Aoiki started his first pastry store in Paris before opening up his patisserie in Tokyo. You can find Japanese flavours and inspiration combined with French techniques in his creations. You have to try his matcha (green tea) croissant (it is the best! buttery, flakey and green tea works!) and his matcha éclair, as well as his take on the gâteau Opéra, Bamboo. Other interesting cakes to try are the ones infused with yuzu (a Japanese citrus).

Matcha croissant (1)

Sadaharu Aoiki
Address: 35 rue de Vaugirard, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint-Placide (4)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm; Closed Monday Telephone: 01 45 44 48 90

Alain Duasse chocolate shop

4. Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

This shop is resulted when Chef Alain Ducasse couldn’t find a chocolate he was happy with to supply his restaurant. This is a bean-to-bar shop and a paradise for all chocolate lovers. Every bar is made with love and care. You would be hard pressed to leave without finding something you like here.

Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse
Address: 26 rue Saint-Benoît, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint-Germain-des-Prés (4) Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 45 48 87 89

L'eclair de genie

5. L’Eclair de Génie

Love éclairs? This is probably the place to be where you have more than 20 flavours of éclairs to choose from. I had the praline pecan crunch and the passionfruit and raspberry one.

L'eclair de Genie shop

 

 

eclairs and macarons

L’Eclair de Génie
Address: 14 rue Pavée, 75004
Nearest transport: Saint-Paul (1)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-7:30pm Telephone: 01 42 77 85 11

134 RdT croissant

6. 134 RdT

If you are in the area, do stop by 134 RdT for a croissant. They are not awarded the runner up for best croissants in 2013 for nothing. It is a casual takeaway bakery. The croissant was cold when we had it so it is best if you can bring it back to toast it up. Imagine how that would taste!

croissant

134 RdT
Address: 134 rue de Turenne, 75003
Nearest transport: République (5, 8, 9, 11), Filles du Calvaire (8) Hours: Closed Saturday & Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 78 04 72

pierre herme

7. Pierre Hermé

How can I have left the Picasso of pastry out? It is so hard to pick a pastry when you have to choose just one. Try his assortment of macarons. I love them. Finally tried the white chocolate and olive macaron and I loved it. His tarte infiniment vanille is a beauty and a vanilla lover’s dream come true. It has the loveliest pâte sablée, a creamy, smooth white chocolate ganache with vanilla bean, vanilla bean mascarpone cream, vanilla sponge.

Pierre Hermé (near Le Chocolat du Alain Ducasse)
72 rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 54 47 77
Nearest transport: Saint-Germain des Prés (4), Saint-Sulpice Opens Mon to Sun, 10am to 7pm

Pierre Hermé (also the patisserie)
185 rue de Vaugirard (15th arrondisement
75015 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 83 89 97
Nearest transport: Pasteur (6,12)

(There are a few other Pierre Hermé stores in Paris but note that some of them only sells macarons and chocolates like the one in Marais and Galleries Lafayette)

 

IMG_2177 Pierre Herme Tarte infiniment vanille

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About jothetartqueen

My first love is eating. A very close second is my love for baking and cooking. I passionately believe that the best form of appreciation of something is almost always through the creation of it. This passion took me on a whirlwind, unforgettable ride through the patisserie diploma course at Le Cordon Bleu (Sydney). Join me on my discovery for the love of food – through the kitchen, through the markets, through experimenting, tasting and loving.
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10 Responses to Best pâtisseries to visit in Paris

  1. This look incredible! I need to go back to Paris and eat my way through! 🙂

  2. Jo, unsurprisingly I’m now craving French pastries! Those Patissiers have such amazing talent!

  3. Fantastic! I’ll be in Paris in a couple of weeks time so I’ll defiantly be checking a few of these out. The hot chocolate at Angelina’s has been on my to do (eat?!) list for a very long time. Just have to persuade the boyfriend that he wants to spend our time in Paris eating cakes…..! x

    • That’s great! Have fun eating your way around paris. I think the weather now is absolutely perfect for some hot chocolate. U can persuade your bf to share some if he’s not one with a sweet tooth!

  4. Swoon! These selections absolutely embody the concept of edible art. Seriously inspiring pastries. They make me want to get baking again, ASAP.

  5. FABULOUS post Jo! I visit Paris just to eat pastry-truly! 😀

  6. Amazing pictures!! ❤ ❤ ❤ *follow*

  7. Lacuisineparis says:

    Bonjour Jo! You definitely have a solid list of¨Paris pâtisseries and some of our favorites. Have you tried Cafe Pouchkine yet? We are a French Cooking and Baking School in Paris and we just started our very own blog. I’d like to invite you to check us out sometime 😉 Also, if you’re ever in town, please do come by!

  8. 100wordstowanderlust says:

    Yum!

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