Eagle-eyed fans of decadent desserts might have noticed that there’s a pastry revolution kicking off in Paris at the minute.
While the city is known for classic buttery croissants, moreish mille-feuilles and elegant éclairs, a new generation of pastry chefs are now shaking things up with contemporary techniques and flavour combinations.
Whether it’s a green tea croissant at Sadaharu Aoki or a chocolate and passion fruit chou à la creme at Popelini, these innovative new pâtisseries are popping up in every arrondissement of the capital. Check out our top 5 of the best pâtisseries in Paris, and prepare to overdose on sugar and cream. Heaven.
Tucked away on rue de Tocqueville, Aux Merveilleux produce heavenly layered meringues coated with whipped cream and enveloped in a variety of toppings. Our favourite? The Incroyable with Speculoos biscuit and shaved white chocolate.
Where: 7 Rue de Tocqueville, 75017 Paris
Created in the 50’s, La Tarte Tropézienne is a delicious brioche dessert generously filled with a mouth watering cream and topped with crunchy sugar grains. You can find our favourites at this laid-back St Germain bakery, which also houses a tea rooms serving a fantastic Tropézienne mille-feuille.
Where: 3 Rue Re Montfaucon, 75006 Paris
The genius behind L’Eclair De Genie is Christophe Adam, one of the most celebrated chefs in France. From savoury eclairs at lunchtime to iced ones for warm summer days, his modern twist on the oblong pastry is simply genius.
Where: 14 rue Pavée, 75004 Paris
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the days when you dipped madeleines in your hot chocolate, head to the newly-opened Mesdemoiselles Madeleines on rue des Martyrs for a wide selection of this classic shell-shaped gateau.
Where: 37 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris, France
Last but certainly not least, pretty Popelini in Paris’ 3rd arrondissement sells a moreish array of light, fluffy and delicious choux buns flavoured with salted caramel, vanilla, citrus or pistachio, perfect for a little sugar kick.
Where: 29 Rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris, France