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The best pastries in Paris

Posted on August 18, 2016 by Hailey in

France is world renowned for its great cuisine, excellent wines, multitude of cheeses and especially delicious pastries. You can say it, the French love their food!

In recent years, highly talented young pastry chefs have decided to bring a modern touch to the time-proven Paris-Brest, Saint-Honoré, mille-feuille, éclairs, lemon tarts and other sweet treats. They have been revisiting the great classics but are also inventing new desserts.

To help you find your way around, we’ve chosen the best places of the moment in Paris for you. Enjoy!

Cyril Lignac

La Pâtisserie Cyril Lignac – 24 Rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris
La Chocolaterie – 25 Rue Chanzy, 75011 Paris

Owner of several restaurants in Paris including Le Quinzième (1 Michelin star), a few years ago Cyril Lignac also opened La Pâtisserie in the 11th arrondissement, together with Benoît Couvrand. In March 2016, he launched La Chocolaterie, a welcoming place where you can have a coffee aside one of his delicious pastries.

We recommend you try the Caraïbe, an all-chocolate cake, and the Equinoxe at La Pâtisserie, or the chocolate tart and hazelnut dessert at La Chocolaterie.

Fou de Pâtisserie

45 rue Montorgueil, 75002 Paris

Don’t have time to go all around Paris to taste all the great pastries? The founders of this pastry shop had the excellent idea of opening a multi-chef store where you can find about a dozen different cakes by French pastry chefs. Located in the Montorgueil area, it offers you pastries by Philippe Conticini (La Pâtisserie des Rêves), Yann Brys, Jonathan Blot (Acide Macaron), Hugues Pouget (Hugo & Victor), Cyril Lignac, Christophe Adam (L’Éclair de Génie) and many others. Our favorites are: the blackcurrant/Sicilian mandarin cheesecake by Johathan Blot, the Tourbillon by Yann Brys, and the lemon tart by Hugo & Victor

L’exquise et savoureuse tarte au citron de chez @hugovictor_paris disponible aussi chez @foudepatisserie, rue Montorgeuil Une photo publiée par Hervé M. (@french_gourmandises) le


Yann Couvreur

137 avenue Parmentier, 75010 Paris

Though he’s little known to the general public, Yann Couvreur is a young pastry chef on his way up! Having worked in prestigious Parisian establishments like the Trianon Palace in Versailles, Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme, the Burgundy and the Prince de Galles, he decided in May 2016 to open his own pastry shop in the 10th arrondissement.
His pastries and excellent desserts can be taken to go or eaten on the spot. Some of them are made exclusively while you wait, like the heavenly mille-feuille with vanilla from Madagascar. Or give in to the temptation of a succulent Saint-Honoré.


If you’re still in need of sugar after all this tasting, here are some more spots you should not miss:

Hugo & Victor

7 rue Gomboust 75001 Paris, non loin du jardin des Tuileries

We suggest you try their excellent vanilla mille-feuille, their lime tart and their chocolates, which are the best in our opinion.

Feel like having an éclair?

L’Eclair de génie

14 rue Pavé, 75004 Paris (quartier Marais),
2 rue des petits carreaux, 75002 Paris (quartier Montorgeuil)
L’atelier de l’Eclair : 9 rue Bachaumont 75002 Paris (quartier Montorgeuil)

If you have a craving for éclairs of all kinds, you’ll find what you’re looking for in these 2 shops. Here are some of the éclairs that will make your mouth water: salted butter caramel, pistachio raspberry, vanilla pecan nut, milk froth hazelnut, and lemonade.

Nº199 éclair pistache framboise de @leclairdegenieofficiel L’un de mes préférés de cette saison. A croquer d’urgence

Une photo publiée par Hervé M. (@french_gourmandises) le

Monsieur Benjamin

63 rue Saint martin, 75004 Paris

Note: highly original with a Street Tarts concept and, lately, ice cream “a la plancha”!
Definitely worth going there. We suggest you try the Paris-Brest as well as the lemon tart on a shortcrust base.


51 rue Montorgueil, 75002 Paris (Montorgeuil area)

Founded in 1730, this is the oldest cake bakery in Paris.
You can’t go away without tasting their rum baba topped with whipped cream, created by Nicolas Stohrer in the 18th century! Their lemon tart is also a must!

Complètement Baba de @stohrer ! L’un des meilleurs que j’ai goûté @jeffrey.cagnes   Une photo publiée par Hervé M. (@french_gourmandises) le

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