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The best patisseries in Paris

Where to find an exceptional sugar rush

By Max Carleton-Smith |

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

Restaurants, Pâtisseries

Des gâteaux et du pain

icon-location-pin Necker

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

icon-location-pin 18e arrondissement

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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icon-location-pin Rennes-Sèvres

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

icon-location-pin Rennes-Sèvres

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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Restaurants, Bakeries

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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Pâtisserie Yann Couvreur

icon-location-pin 10e arrondissement

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

Restaurants, Pâtisseries

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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icon-location-pin Invalides

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
(c) La Pâtisserie des Rêves

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

icon-location-pin 16e arrondissement

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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L'Eclair de génie

icon-location-pin Le Marais

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

Not forgetting...

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Pâtisserie Michalak

icon-location-pin Rennes-Sèvres

What to order? The Miss K chocolate

Where? 8 rue du Vieux-Colombier, 6th

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Hugo & Victor
(c) Stéphane de Bourgies

Hugo & Victor

icon-location-pin 7e arrondissement

What to order? A millefeuille or an éclair

Where? 40 boulevard Raspail, 7th


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Prince de Galles

icon-location-pin Champs-Elysées

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).

tea time, le meurice, le dali
Tea Time, Meurice ©ZT
Restaurants, Tea rooms

Le Meurice

icon-location-pin 1er arrondissement

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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Le Bristol Paris

icon-location-pin La Madeleine

What to order? The chocolate macaroons, as decadent as they come.

Where? 112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 8th.

When? Every day from 3pm-6pm.

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