You are a big fan of pastry flans, cream puffs, fruit tarts or other sweets ? You’ve come to the right place. Discover here the 10 most popular pastry shops in Paris in 2023 and enjoy the unique French know-how that is fine pastry.
In their store located at the northwestern edge of Paris in the 17th arrondissement, Mélanie and Arnaud Mathez see many gourmet people arriving every day to be satisfied. Proud to try original creations with unique flavor combinations like black sesame and yuzu, they have already conquered the French capital. Their iconic pastry : their pistachio and orange blossom tart.
📍 156 Rue de Courcelles, 75017 Paris
Jardin Sucré Website
Cédric Grolet, the indisputable French pastry chef, needs no introduction. After working for the luxurious brand Fauchon, he has been the head pastry chef at the Le Meurice hotel in Paris since 2013. It is here and in his workshop on Avenue de l’Opéra, that he innovates without ceasing in the creation of new pastries and viennoiseries. Among his most famous recipes are his fruit reproductions, his flowered tarts and his enormous cookies.
📍 35 avenue de l’Opéra, 75002 Paris
📍 6 rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris
Cedric Grolet Website
When the excellence of French pastry meets Japanese refinement. Welcome to “Pâtisserie Tomo”. Romain Gaia, the chef of the establishment, initially had the project to make the French discover the sweetness of japanese Wagashi. With time and a lot of talent, they are now real pastries worthy of the greatest French establishments that stand before everyone in the store. A feast for the eyes for cakes that mix Japanese and French flavors.
📍 11 rue Chabanais, 75002 Paris
📍 16 rue Grégoire de tours, 75006 Paris
Pâtisserie Tomo Website
Yes, it had to be included in this ranking. Well known by foreigners visiting Paris, Ladurée is sometimes a bit shunned by the French. However, we have to admit that their macaroons remain among the best in the capital. Whether they are with pistachio, vanilla or tea, they are real mouthfuls of pleasure. For a perfect setting, the best thing to do is to go to the store on the Champs-Elysées to have tea with a good pastry.
📍 75 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris
📍 16 Rue Royale, 75008 Paris
Still rather unknown to the general public, David Doualan’s pastries have nevertheless charmed the inhabitants of the rue Mouffetard. The store, small, almost hidden, offers a selection of just over 10 pastries, at very reasonable prices. Yet each cake is exquisite. From the soft chocolate cake to the baba, through the thin apple or pear pies, it’s a real treat! Special mention for the flan, one of the best (real) flans in town.
📍 137 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris
David Doualan Website
In just a few years of opening his two Cinq Sens boutiques in Paris, Nicolas Paciello has managed to make many followers. It must be said that with creations that are both original and delicious, it is difficult for anyone not to come back after having tasted his cakes. For those who are a little hungry, we recommend his signature cake : his numerous choux with various flavors such as pistachio, praline or yuzu. A real treat to eat with gourmet friends.
📍 114 Rue St Charles, 75015 Paris
📍 16 Rue de Cotte, 75012 Paris
Cinq Sens Website
If there is a tempting shop window in Paris, it is the one of Le Valentin ! Located in the heart of the beautiful Jouffroy passage, Le Valentin showcases its pastries to such an extent that we can’t resist tasting them. And the pleasure of the eyes continues in the plate. Shortbread fruit tarts, ganaches or Mont-Blanc, the desserts are delicious. An address to know at all costs !
📍 30 Pass. Jouffroy, 75009 Paris
Le Valentin Website
What ? You don’t know Cyril Lignac ? With his numerous appearances on TV in France, the reputation of this pastry chef is well known. But what are his pastries really worth ? Well, it must be said that they are flawless. These are “greedy and crunchy”. The chocolate flan is divine, the eclairs are excellent, the tigré pleases young and old. Don’t forget to try the equinox, his signature dessert.
📍 133 rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris
📍 24 rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris
📍 55 boulevard Pasteur, 75015 Paris
📍 2 rue de Chaillot, 75016 Paris
📍 9 rue Bayen, 75017 Paris
Cyril Lignac Website
Well-known in the rankings of the best pastry chefs, Carl Marletti delights Parisians with his creations, each more beautiful and delicious than the last. We particularly appreciate the finesse brought to each of his cakes. The revisited lemon pie is exquisite and if, like us, you like chocolate pastries with fruit or fruit jelly inserts, you will be served !
📍 51 Rue Censier, 75005 Paris
Carl Marletti Website
Fou de Pâtisserie
You are in a hurry and don’t want to run all over Paris to find the best cakes and pastries ? A solution exists and it’s called “Fou de Pâtisserie”, litteraly “Crazy of pastries”. Behind this tempting name hides in reality a brilliant concept : to gather the best creations of the best pastry chefs of Paris and its region Ile-de-France ! We dreamed about it, they did it. So don’t hesitate to go and visit one of their Parisian stores. If you’re lucky, you may even find yourself in the middle of one of their secret events, such as the Parisian custard festival or the Japanese desserts of the capital.
📍 36 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris
📍 45 rue des Batignolles, 75017 Paris
📍 64 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris
📍 45 Rue Montorgueil, 75002 Paris
Fou de pâtisserie Website
Now all you have to do is enjoy your next visit to Paris ;) And if you want an even more gourmet experience, why not try our pastry tours in Paris ?