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Paris Food: The best of Paris’s most prestigious pastry shops

From Cyril Lignac’s tarte au citron, to Sadaharu Aoki’s matcha-based sweets and Jacques Genin’s Paris-Brest, AD has toured Paris’ best pastry shops and tested some of their signature creations, just for you.


La Pâtisserie des Martyrs de Sébastien Gaudard

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From the chocolate and vanille religieuse, to the caramelized choux, and the mini strawberry tarts… although it might prove (quite) difficult to make your choice, Sébasitien Gaudard’s visitandines, which are an older version of the financier, really caught our eye.

Sébastien Gaudard – Pâtisserie des Martyrs, 22, rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris


Cédric Grolet

Among the most popular creations featured on the chef’s Instagram account, we just couldn’t forget the cacahuète au coeur fondant, which should soon make it’s appearance on the menu at Le Meurice.

Le Meurice, 6, rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris


Carl Marletti

You must try the Plaisir, pastry chef Carl Marletti’s signature creation, a sablé covered in milk chocolate with caramel and peanuts in the middle.  It’s simply addictive!

Carl Marletti, 51, rue Censier, 75005 Paris


Sadaharu Aoki

Sadaharu Aoki specializes in matcha pastries.  Try any one of these treats, like the éclair, the millefeuille, the macarons, or the chou à la crème… Our other favorites include the green tea cookie, the green tea whipped cream, and the sweetened red beans.

Sadaharu Aoki, 35, rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris


Jacques Genin

If you like Jacques Genin’s praliné feuilleté chocolate bar, there’s a big chance you’ll adore his pastries, like the Paris-Brest, known for being one of the richest in Paris.

Jacques Genin, 133, rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris



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Founded in 1730 by Louis XV’s pastry chef, Stohrer is the oldest pastry shop in Paris.  We recommend the baba au rhum, invented by Nicolas Stohrer himself and reworked these days by Jeffrey Cagnes.

Stohrer, 51, rue Montorgueil, 75002 Paris


La Pâtisserie de Cyril Lignac

We recommend you start with Lignac’s irresistible vanilla bear-shaped marshmallow coated with a crisp later of milk chocolate, followed by the lemon tart that is simply to die for…

La Pâtisserie de Cyril Lignac, 133, rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris


Pierre Hermé

You must try the chef’s specialty, the Ispahan, pictured above.  Marrying rose petal, lichee, and raspberry flavors, this is the chef’s most surprising dessert.

Pierre Hermé, 72, rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris


Yann Couvreur

For breakfast or goûter, anytime is the right time to try the hazelnut cake.  Honorable mention goes out to the Merveille, the chef’s flagship dessert: a light, milk chocolate mousse and hazelnut praliné with fleur de sel, covered in dark chocolate.

Yann Couvreur,  23 bis, rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris



Be sure to try the Mont-Blanc,  the pastry that’s made Angelina famous has since 1903 (pictured above).  A taste of this legendary treat is well-worth the wait in line under the archways of the flagship store on rue de Rivoli.

Angelina, 226, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris



Source: Les 10 pâtisseries à connaître (absolument) à Paris

Featured photo: pastries by J E Theriot via flickr  CC BY 2.0 

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