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Top 5 French Pâtisseries

The French capital is home to the masters of the pastry universe, which is more dynamic and expansive than ever. Here's where to indulge your sweet tooth now, we have chosen the top french pastries !

Pierre Hermé

Their special creation is : a dacquoise (dessert cake) biscuit with crunchy hazelnuts, hazelnut crisp, thin wafers of milk chocolate, milk chocolate ganache, and milk chocolate cream. They are perfection in terms of texture, balance, and sweetness. Pierre Hermé changed the world of pastry in France.”

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

One of the city’s most high-styled pâtisseries opened its doors in 2009 on the Left Bank, with Philippe Conticini’s confections displayed like jewels in the small, pastel colored space.

Du Pain et des Idées

Since it opened in 2002, this neighborhood bakery has evolved into one of Paris’s top destinations for bread, as well as for its whimsical, croissant-styled “Escargot.” The snail-shaped pastry fillings change seasonally, but founder Christophe Vasseur is most famed for the pistachio-and-chocolate version. “It’s a combination of the pistachio flavored pastry cream, chocolate chips, and airy yet buttery pâte feuilletée, all of which complement each other,” says chef Pierre Koffmann. “A guilty pleasure!”


Angelina salon, with its beautiful interior, may be synonymous with the thickest, richest hot chocolate, but it’s almost as famous for its Mont Blanc. It’s a simple patisserie, a delicious contrast of textures with just the right sweetness.

Boulangerie Utopie

This petite corner spot is always buzzing with foodies, both local and visiting, who seek out the exotic flavors that Utopie is known for. Try to stop by for a slice on Saturday, when the boulangerie highlights weekend-specific pastries and viennoiseries . And don’t forget to grab the famous jet-black activated-charcoal baguette as well.

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