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Best Patisseries in Paris

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

There are so many reasons to be a nanny in Paris outside of the job - the beautiful architecture, the style, the history, the rich culture, and of course, the food! If it’s your day off or you’re running home after finishing work, you must slowly make your way through this list and try something from each of these patisseries. They are all owned by the most award-winning pastry chefs in the world, and with very good reason!

Café Pouchkine

16 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris

Iconic, legendary restaurant with Russian noble Heritage in the heart of Paris, Café Pouchkine is a must-see in the capital.

Patrick Pailler, the pastry-chef offers a mix of tradition and innovation through his creations.

The Medovik, with its aspect of Millefeuille, is made of a biscuit with buckwheat honey and milk jam - incredible.

The Medevik, signature pastry at Cafe Pouchkine, iconic russian restaurant in Paris
the Medevik @cafepouchkine

Cédric Grolet - Le Meurice

6, rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris

Elected best pastry chef in the world in 2018, Cédric Grolet is a real star in the pastry’s world. Followed everyday by no less than 1,9 million followers on Instagram, he owes the success thanks to his many trompe l'oeil in the shape of fruits.

Connected to the well-known Parisian palace “Le Meurice”, this space offers a selection of his signature pastries to take away. Note, it is advisable to come before eleven, the store opening time, as the pastries are sold out quickly.

Selection of trompe l'oeil by Cedric Grolet, pastry chef at Le Meurice Hotel
Trompes l'oeil @cedricgrolet

Gâteaux d’Émotions - Philippe Conticini

37, rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris

Located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, Philippe Conticini, well-known for his ex-shop La Pâtisserie des Rêves, re-invents his signatures and proposes a “bar à chouquettes” where you then choose the flavour of the custard and the sauce (vanilla, coffee, chocolate, etc.).

Stuffed chouquettes by Philippe Conticini at the bar à chouquettes in his pastry shop in Paris
stuffed chouquettes @mathieufleurance

La Pâtisserie - Cyril Lignac

24, rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris

In collaboration with Benoit Couvrand, Cyril Lignac, France’s best-known chef (he presents numerous cuisine tv-shows) owns five pastry shops and one chocolate factory in Paris.

We can’t recommend enough the Equinoxe and the lemon tart.

Also, you will notice that we advise you to go to the shop in the 11th district, as the chocolate factory is just in front (in case you are really hungry)!

Lemon tart made by Cyril Lignac and Benoit Couvrand, their signature pastry
Lemon tart @cyril_lignac


8 Rue du Vieux Colombier, 75006 Paris

Installed on the left-side bank in St-Germain-des-Près, Christophe Michalak proposes an ultra-creative cuisine with jar desserts, cakes, chocolates and individual pastries.

If you are a vanilla lover, you should try the “Pur Vanille”, a dessert made with a creamy Madagascan vanilla cream, an almond cookie and white chocolate coating.

Selection of pastries by Christophe Michalak, pastry chef in Paris

Pierre Hermé

4, rue Cambon, 75001 Paris

Awarded best pastry-chef in the world in 2016, the most famous macaroon chef presents in his restaurant-tea room all his signature pastries, including the Ispahan - a macaroon biscuit with rose, rose petal cream, raspberries and lychees.

Definitely a place not to be missed !

The Ispahan, signature pastry by Pierre Hermé
The Ispahan by Pierre Hermé @benoitfoto

Yann Couvreur

137 Avenue Parmentier, 75010 Paris

If you like the Paris-Brest, classic of the French pastry, the one at Yann Couvreur is amazing!

Made with a blue vanilla cream from Reunion Island and caramelized pecans, you can’t be disappointed.

There are a few shops in Paris, including one in the Galeries Lafayette Gourmet, but the one in Avenue Parmentier is its first shop.

Paris-Brest made by Yann Couvreur, one of the most famous pastry chef in Paris.
The Paris-Brest @yanncouvreur

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