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Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Patisseries I'll Be Visiting in Paris

Guess what? I'm in Paris right now. And to share a bit of the sweetness, here's just a baker's dozen (in no particular order) of the many sweet spots on my must-visit list in the City of Lights!

Laduree, because it's a magical place.

Pierre Herme, because he's kind of like a macaron rock star.

Patisserie des Reves, because Dorie Greenspan says it's great.

Synie's Cupcakes, because I'm curious to see the French take on the American trend.

Hotel du Cadran, because apparently they have a chocolate shop and great macarons on premises!

Dalloyau, because I hear this rumor that they have a killer Opera Cake.

Chistian Constant, because Clotilde Dusoulier says they have a "picture perfect cup of hot chocolate"

Baillardran, because a pastry shop in a train station is intriguing.

Lecureuil, because they are said to have "petits fours that seem right out of a children's book.

U Sputinu, because I'm into "produits tres bons Corses".

Berthillon, because visiting a famous glacier sounds pretty fantastic.

La Grande Epicerie, because I think I could spend many hours just wandering here.

Patisserie au Grand Richelieu, because it looks old and wonderful.

(P.S. Any suggestions? Leave 'em in the comments! I'm in Paris all week!)

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Reader Comments (25)

jean paul hevin...great artisinal chocolates...upstairs you can have lunch & eat your way thru his fab desserts

great bistro le comptoir & new one avant comptoir...not expensive... left bank & just delish...dorie greenspan writes about it on her blog & is really good...

& check out this paris goodie from d lebovitz...

have the BEST time... i am soooooooo jealous! :)

February 19 | Unregistered Commenterlinda

I was just in Paris in November! sigh...wish I was there right now. bon appetit!

Paris is my favourite place in the world. And I've been to most of the places listed.

Thank you for sharing this and have a wonderful time!

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Don't miss Cafe Angelina, conveniently located close by the Louvre. Their chocolat a l'ancien is pretty much pure melted chocolate and heavy cream, so pretty much delicious! I had 4 of their mini macarons with my chocolat, but I believe there were several other patisseries on the menu as well!

February 19 | Unregistered Commenteravw

Oh you must go to Du Pain at Des Idees

Soooooo delicious; everything is; I still dream of the chocolate-almond-croissant-like pastry.

They're at; 34 rue Yves Toudic; in a cute area (very near a fun arty book store Artazart 83 quai de valmy)


Also - chocolate! Patrick Roger - I went to the one on 108 boulevard Saint-Germain; delicious, beautiful packaging; and samples!

Looking forward to seeing the delicious results of your trip on your blog! Bon voyage and bon appétit!

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra

Heart Paris! Though not a patisserie per se, but surely a boulangerie, remember to stop by the famous Poilane!

February 19 | Unregistered Commenterdumdeedumdi

Mais oui! C'est tres delicieux!

Us Canadians took French in high school... heh heh... "Ah, oui, voila les autos."

Paris!! You lucky lucky Cakespy!! :)

February 19 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

Arnaud Delmontel! They have 3 boulangeries in paris. The one I went to was in Pigalle. AMAZING. You will definitely thank me!

Bon Appetit!

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I've voted. Good luck with the Cake Off. Great thing you did!

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterBaking is my Zen

Je suis très jalouse! : )

I didn't partake in many patisseries during my time there [too much to see and too little money!], so I'm interested in hearing your reviews.

Go to La Carette near Trocadero for the world's best chocolat chaud. Also, there are so many delicious crêpe stands all around the city-- you can't go wrong with a crêpe au Nutella. ["Two-handed" if you can find them-- too big to hold in one hand!]

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterJuls

And for dinner, L'Absinthe is a wonderful restaurant, Place du Marché St Honoré. Save space for dessert :)

IF you have to choose a Laduree store, go for the one by La Madeleine church, it's the oldest and cutest.

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterDolce

I can't remember the name, but there is a lovely little patisseree just off Rue Cler. When you're on Rue Cler, there is Hotel Levesque. Keep walking up the street and you'll see the children's clothing store Petit Bateau. While facing Petit Bateau go to your right. The pattisierie has a pink and blue exterior and they make the loveliest mini-pastries. I always stop there in the morning and then cross the street to a little cafe/bar and have espresso.

Also on Rue Cler is Boulangerie Artisinale. They have the most amazing pastries and cakes there as well.

Also, at Galeries Lafayette, they have wonderful wonderful pastries, cakes, etc. I even had a cake that had my family name on it (we're French-Canadian). It was wonderful.

Have a lovely time. I haven't been to Paris in three years and I have a deep desire to sip espresso at a cafe, eat pastries, and gaze at the Monets and Degas at Musee d'Orsay.

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

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February 19 | Unregistered CommenterHannah24Xn

I am so envious, I have not been to Paris for over ten years and I would love to see all these patisseries. I hope you take lots and lots of photos for us!

You should not be working from Paris! The only work you should be doing is transporting the pastries from the plate to your mouth!

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterJulie!

AMEN to whoever said you must go to Angelina for the hot chocolate. It truly is amazing!!!

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

eric kayser for sure! BEST croissant and pain au chocolat! great bread and sandwiches too on the less sweet side of things! also go to denise acabo's store near the moulin rouge, as someone else mentioned you can find that and so much more through david lebovitz's site...there is a salted butter caramel there...so good!

February 20 | Unregistered Commenterangie

I refuse to look at these links on the basis that, if I do, I will black out, and when I come to I will have bought a ticket to Paris that I really cannot afford.

February 20 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

sadaharu aoki (35 rue Vaugirard, 6e, Paris): he has amazing pastries that taste as good as they look! a lot of asian inspired flavors too...black sesame eclairs, green tea madelines, etc. have fun!

February 21 | Unregistered CommenterPhuong

3, rue de Rochechouart
metro Cadet
Tuesday through saturday 11:30 to 20:00 They have huge heart shaped cookies flavored jasmin and coconut, or geranium and almond paste, violet with fruit confite or chocolate with dried strawberries. There is no where else like this in Paris. Bon appetite!

Also I make cupcake tattoos if you want to come visit me!

February 22 | Unregistered CommenterSunny Buick

What are you in Paris for? I would love to know! Fun, work, research??

February 23 | Unregistered Commentersassymolassy

I'm going to Paris at the beginning of April and hope you will have an update on the Best of the Best. I'm only there for 3 days, but plan on making DESSERTS the main event!

Have fun!!!

February 25 | Unregistered CommenterLummie

I will recommend not to wait until you get enough money to order all you need! You can take the home loans or small business loan and feel yourself fine

February 27 | Unregistered Commenterpersonal loans

I must reiterate Poilaine. http://www.poilane.fr/
Best everything I have ever had.

March 1 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Me = Jealous.

Paris is beautiful and I wouldn't mind eating my weight in pastries there. XD

March 3 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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