Sweet macaroons, succulent bonbons, and nutty pralines abound throughout France, making it the perfect place for a sweet tooth! But where should you start experimenting with the massive variety of pastries and confections available? We’ve got you covered with Panrimo’s top 7 French patisseries.
http://www.paris-confidential.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/cafe-poushkine.jpg7.) Café Pouchkine
Unlike any other patisserie in Paris due to it’s history as a Russian shop, you’ll find that although the tastes may be exotic, the head chef is most certainly French, as well as being a world champion pastry chef and winner of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France, one of France’s most prestigious trade awards.
6.) La Pâtisserie des Rêves
Located in the 7th arrondissement, this patisserie is known for its fantastic breakfast treats and opens earlier than most patisseries, so if you’re headed out early, check it out!
5.) Jean-Paul Hévin
Known for incredibly complex chocolate and pastry combinations, Jean-Paul Hévin is an absolute must for any sweet tooth. And with fantastic macaroons as well, you’ve got the best of the sweets-world.
4.) Un Dimanche a Paris
Located in the 6th arrondissment, Un Dimanche a Paris’s highlights include fantastic macaroons, sweet tarts, and plenty of cocoa-based treats too!
3.) Jacques Genin
One of Paris’ favorite chocolate éclairs can be found at Jacques Genin, located in the 3rd arrondissement. While there are plenty of other treats, the éclairs are by far the outstanding treat here.
2.) Pierre Hermé
Pierre Hermé is famous in Paris for his perfection of the macaroon. Beginning in 2002, he took the market by storm and currently still offers some of the best macaroons in Paris. Be sure to try the pistache (pistachio) macaroon.
1.) Carl Marletti
Another famously respected patisserie, Carl Marletti’s creations are both tasty and gorgeous. Known for putting an intense focus on detail, you’ll be surprised just how much detail can go into creating the perfect pastry.