Bienvenue! Paris is a wonderland when it comes to pastries and desserts. As you explore the streets of Paris, be enchanted by the aroma of butter and warm sugar. From classic pastry shops to contemporary bakeries, the city offers many options to satisfy every sweet tooth.
This guide will take you on a journey through the different arrondissements of Paris, highlighting notable boulangeries. So prepare to be torn between buttery pain au chocolat and flaky palmiers as you say "ooh la la" with each heavenly bite.
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Must Try: New York Roll
Regarded by many as one of the best pastry bakeries in Paris, Bo&Mie makes the list a must-try! Conveniently located next to the Louvre, you can visit before, after, or whenever you’re in the area.
This pastry shop specializes in the New York roll. Originally from New York, this pastry combines a croissant and a cream puff. Oh, the American obsession with making sweet things even sweeter, but we’re here for it this time! Bo&Mie has a myriad of creative desserts, all equally as creative and Instagrammable so be ready to feast your eyes as well.
Address: 91 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Hours: Open every day from 7:30-20:00
Must Try: Cedric and the fruit-shaped desserts
We’re sure you’ve heard of this bakery if you’ve used TikTok, but in case you haven’t, welcome to the one and only pastry chef Cedric Grolet! Everything this shop sells has been meticulously cra
fted to make your taste buds go for a ride.
Prepare to be astonished by his awe-inspiring fruit sculptures that resemble vibrant, lifelike fruits. The desserts and pastries here are no longer food. They’re art, truly some of the best pastries in Paris. Experience the magic of Cédric Grolet (after waiting in the grueling line, we suggest getting there early)!
Address: 35 Av. de l'Opéra, 75002 Paris
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 09:30-18:00, closed on Monday & Tuesday
Must Try: Chocolate
Jean-Paul Hévin is a renowned chocolatier and pastry chef. The desserts here are crafted to perfect, but what’s more inspiring is his commitment to sustainable sourcing that makes each chocolate and pastry all that more special. The staff is very knowledgeable and can guide you through the many choices you’ll encounter. Whether you're a connoisseur of chocolate or a pastry enthusiast, Jean-Paul Hévin's creations are a must-try.
Address: 3 Rue Vavin, 75006
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00-19:30, closed on Sunday & Monday
Must Try: "verrine" desserts
Philippe Conticini is a visionary pastry chef whose innovative approach has redefined the art of French pastry. Indulge in his legendary "verrine" desserts, where layers of exquisite flavors are meticulously stacked to create a sensory masterpiece. One bite and you’ll feel the fireworks from his iconic pistachio and cherry creation to his decadent chocolate and caramel marvels. Prepare to enlighten the palate and the soul.
Address: 37 Rue de Varenne, 75007, Paris
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-19:00, Sunday 10:00-14:00, Monday- Closed
Must Try: Ispahan macaron
Pierre Hermé, or the “Picasso of Pastry,” has earned his place as one of the most celebrated pastry chefs in the world. His creation of the Isaphan macaron took the world by storm. Well, maybe not the world, but enough people. This macaron delicately combines rose, raspberry, and litchi to create the perfect balance of flavors.
Beyond macarons, Pierre Hermé's repertoire extends to a vast array of pastries and confections. But what is truly applauded is his commitment to pushing the boundaries of flavor. You can also find Pierre Herme macarons at the Eiffel Tower, pair them with champagne, and enjoy the view!
Address: 133 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008
Hours: Open every day from 10:00-20:30
Must try: Babka, Cinammon Roll
This place is more than just a bakery—it's a celebration of the art of baking. The team continuously experiments with flavors, textures, and ingredients, offering a rotating selection of delectable treats that surprise and delight.
Mamiche is a gem for locals and visitors alike. So step into Mamiche's charming space and be greeted by the intoxicating aroma. We recommend going in with no plan and seeing what calls out to you.
Address: 45 Rue Condorcet, 75009
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 08:00 to 20:00, Saturday 8:00-19:00, Sunday - Closed
Must Try: chocolate and pistachio escargot pain de idees & butter croissants
This boulangerie was founded in 1875 and remains alive and well. Du Pain et des Idées is known for their iconic "escargot" pastries, a spiral-shaped delight filled with an array of enticing flavors— don’t worry, no actual snails were hurt in the making.
Each creation will leave you wanting more, from their crusty baguettes to their buttery croissants. This boulangerie keeps a fast pace, so if the staff is a bit cut and dry and to the point, they’re just trying to keep the flow going— but if you have any questions feel free to ask.
Address: 34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010
Hours: Monday to Friday 07:15- 19:30, Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Must Try: Cheesecake
Emma Duvéré is a talented pastry chef who has captured the hearts and palates of visitors. Her pastries are not only visually stunning but also bursting with delightful flavors.
The cozy environment of the place has made it a place where friends meet up and chat over a coffee and a pastry. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a “gouter”. This pastry shop is also very accommodating and offers a range of gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegan desserts.
Address: 41 Rue Sedaine, 75011 Paris
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 09:00-18:00, closed on Monday & Tuesday
Must Try: Seasonal Pastries & the green absinthe tart
Prepare to be captivated by Claire Damon's ingenuity and attention to detail as you explore the exquisite offerings at Des Gâteaux et du Pain, and prepare to be captivated by the visual masterpieces that line the display.
Listed on Conde Nast as one of the best Paris bakeries, you’ll certainly have a hard time deciding what to order.
Damon’s core values are quality and respect for the environment; it shows that her pastries vary according to what’s in season. Claire Damon's passion for her craft shines through in every delectable creation!
Address: 63 Bd Pasteur, 75015
Hours: Wednesday to Monday from 09:00-19:30, closed on Tuesday
Must Try: équinoxe & Rum baba
Each creation at Patisserie Cyril Lignac is a work of art. Carefully crafted with precision and attention to detail, the pastries resemble art more than anything else. Cyril Lignac is not just a renowned chef but also a television personality and an ambassador of French gastronomy.
Try the Equinoxe, a futuristic-looking creation with a speculoos crust, a light vanilla bourbon cream, and a salted-butter caramel center. So enjoy the flaky crusts and seasonal fruits that promise to delight and enchant with every bite!
If you’re looking for something savory, try the focaccia and the other bread selections.
Address: 2 Rue de Chaillot, 75016
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 07:00-20:00, Monday 07:00-19:00
Must try: BCBG Pate A Tartiner
This daring and audacious bakery is shaking up the Parisian culinary scene. I mean, look at the name. But this bakery has a rebellious spirit and a passion for pushing boundaries. Indulge in their rebellious pastries, where classic French techniques meet unexpected ingredients and bold flavors.
They take pride in sourcing the finest local ingredients and crafting their creations with meticulous attention to detail. Absolutely a must-try if you’re looking for a boulangerie that successfully steps outside of its comfort zone.
Address: 35 Pl. Saint-Ferdinand, 75017 Paris
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 7:30-20:00, Saturday 8:30-20:00, Sunday 8:30-18:00, Monday - Closed
Must Try: Merveilleux
Founded by Fred, a master of confectionery, Aux Merveilleux de Fred is an absolute haven. Get ready to feast your senses as you glance at the exquisite pastries until the moment they melt in your mouth.
Each creation at Aux Merveilleux de Fred showcases the utmost attention to detail and quality ingredients. The specialty here is the Merveilleux, a layered meringue mound coated with sweet whipped cream and in various coatings. Experience the magic of pastries here at Aux Merveilleux de Fred.
Address: 2 Rue Lepic, 75018
Hours: Open every day from 07:00- 20:00
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