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The best patisseries in Paris

Where to find an exceptional sugar rush

After a few years, the Parisian patisserie world has come booming back to life as a new generation are making sweets and cakes which are mini masterpieces to behold. 

Here's our top selections of the patisseries you absolutely have to hit across the capital. 

The crème de la crème

Des gâteaux et du pain


For who? Lovers of fruit puddings, subtleties and a dash of sugar

What to order? They offer different things according to the season – all the more reasont to come regularly

Where? 63 boulevard Pasteur, 15th

When? Mon-Sat 9am-8pm. Sun 9am-6pm

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La Goutte d'Or

For who? Fans of delicious confectionary cakes

What to order? La Goutte d’Or

Where? 183 rue Marcadet, 18th

When? Tues-Sat 8am-7.30pm, Sun 8am-2pm. Cakes from 10am.

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18e arrondissement


For who? Big kids who love cakes but not sugar

What to order? The Plume

Where? 54 rue Saint-Placide, 6th

When? Tues-Sun, 10am-7pm

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La pâtisserie de Cyril Lignac

For who? Fans of reality TV

What to order? The equinox and its mysterious ashen look

Where? 133 rue de Sèvres, 6th

When? Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-7pm

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Boulangerie Bo


For who? Local Parisians who wonder where the great neighbourhood patisseries have gone

What to order? The Japanese Mont Yakuzi

Where? 85bis rue de Charenton, 12th

Where? Mon-Sun, 7am-8pm. Closed Wednesdays.

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Gâteaux Thoumieux


For who? Fruit filled cake fans

What to order? The divine Chou Chou, the patisserie's signature 

Where? 58 rue Saint-Dominique, 7th

When? Tues-Sat, 8am-8pm; Sun, 8am-6pm

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7e arrondissement

Pâtisserie Yann Couvreur

For who? Those of you that want to try your pastries in the sun

What to order? the tiny Madagascan vanilla patisserie

Where? 137 avenue Parmentier, 10th

When? Daily, 8am-8pm

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10e arrondissement

KL Pâtisserie


For who? Those who prefer their Dad's tarte aux pommes over a patisserie dessert

What to order? The Kara Damia tartlette

Where? 78 avenue de Villiers, 17th

When? Mon-Fri, 8.45am-7.30pm. Sat, 9.30am-7.30pm. Sun&Mon, 10am-6pm.

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For who? People who dream of sugary delicacies

What to order? The sesame éclair

Where? 20 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 11th

When? Tues-Sun, 7am-8pm

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For who? Sugar, cream and butter lovers – not to mention caramel

What to order? The caramelised pear

Where? 67 rue Saint-Dominique, 7th

When? Mon-Fri, 7.30am-7.30pm. Sat, 9am-7.30pm. Sun, 9am-7pm

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La Pâtisserie des Rêves


For who? Greedy poets

What to order? The melt-in-the-mouth Paris-Brest

Where? 111 rue de Longchamp, 16th

When? Tues-Fri, 10am-7pm. Sat, 9am-7pm. Sun, 9am-2pm.

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16e arrondissement

L'Eclair de génie

For who? Éclair fanatics

What to order? The caramel butter salted éclair

Where? 14 rue Pavée, 4th

When? Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm. Sat-Sun, 10am-7.30pm

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Le Marais

Not forgetting...


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Prince de Galles

What to order? A royal spread of pastries arranged on a board made of chocolate. 

Where? 33 Avenue George V, 8th.

When? Every day from 3pm-6pm (except Sunday from 4pm-6pm).

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Le Meurice

What to order? ALL the cakes, oh and the scones and some good finger sandwiches too...

Where? 228 rue de Rivoli, 1th.

When? Every day from 3:30pm-6pm.

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1er arrondissement