A trip to Paris is never complete without trying its best Desserts! It’s all about eating and drinking well in France right? Well it’s Capital has a lot to offer! And what I am going to tell you about here are the most delicious amazing things that you might ever taste.
And well I don’t want you to go to Paris and come back home without enjoying the full experience of its small treasures.
I called this small article “Les petits Plaisirs de Paris” Which means the small pleasures of Paris. They are small as we are mostly talking about desserts and pastries but trust me they worth much more!
Oh my bad I haven’t told you about the best Part yet, Have I?😉 Well as you might have guessed it, the article is not about only the Item itself but Mostly about the right Place to visit to enjoy those small pieces of heaven😋. The list can be so long, but the choices I made for you are simply Amazing and should definitely be part of your bucket list.
So here it is giving you away my favorite to 7 places in Paris for you to have the ultimate pleasure😋 and the full Parisian experience!
Enjoy it & ” Bon Appetit” 🤩
One of the most luxurious and fine bakeries and sweets maker house. This iconic French sweets maker house was founded back in 1862 and made its way to perfection.
Although it is known for its famous “Macarons” those being a French specialty, it also provides a wide range of desserts and special selection of tea.
What I would recommend is to try the one in the Champs Elysees for an afternoon dessert and tea. You wont regret it! You will be having the most of the Parisian touristic life by trying those delicious gems in the this prestigious street.
The house itself is marvelous! Don’t hesitate to go around take a look and some magnificent souvenir pictures!
And of course don’t forget to bring some of those with you!!
Address: 75 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
2- Pierre Hermé
Now if you are looking for the Best Macarons in town, this is where you should go!!
Although laduree is more comonly known especially abroad, Pierre Hermé makes the best Macarons in town! So now that you know it, you have no excuse not to try it! 😀
Of course you will find all kind of pastries in their shop! So go ahead and try some of their items and take with you a box of those famous mini Macaron.
If you are wondering about the price. The cost of the half-dozen macarons are about 12€ at Pierre Hermé.
You can find many Pierre Herme Shops in Paris, but if I wanna recommend you one it would be the Boutique right next to the St. Suplice Church.
Here is your address: 72 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
3- Eclair De genie
I can talk about this for ages knowing that the “Eclaire” is my favorite dessert! And well as it’s name say if we translated to English its: The Genius’s Eclaire. That’s what this pastry is all about. The man behind it is Christophe Adam and to whom we should be super grateful!
Please go ahead and try those delicious fluffy succulent eclairs! They are totally worth it! The only uncool thing is that you will probably be lost! You will definitely not Know what to chose!🙈
They have a wide range of choices: From Mango to strawberry, pistachio, coffee, raspberry, bannana……Everything! It’s like choosing a scoop of ice cream. The cost of 1 piece is about 5 euros!
Although you can find the pastry in Gallery Lafayette, I would recommend that you visit the one in la Marais. Simply because the area there is super cool!
Address: 14 rue Pavée 75004 Paris
Angelina tea House, is one of the most popular tea house and café with its various branches in Paris and one in NYC.
This is one of the nicest Coffee pause that you might take during your trip to Paris! Although it’s called a tea house, Angelina is best known for its perfect Hot Chocolate and its delicious Mont Blanc Dessert.
Angelina wont fail to impress you with its interior! The design is super fancy and historical. The ambiance is wonderful and the queue is worth it.
Yes! You will probably have to stand in a queue but please don’t give up on the experience. And try this one!! Address: 226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Fauchon Paris represents the French Gourmet food and its best. This is a luxury brand that was founded back in 1886 and now operates all around the World.
It sells many goods from tea, to Macarons, and even Champagne & Foie Gras. It has a wide range of products, but what its best known for is its Chocolates!
For the ultimate experience, check out the Fauchon Paris bar lounge where you can enjoy this nice Coffee pause while tasting some of the finest products. Check out this one: Address: 11 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France
Also, if you have to bring home any gift with you from Paris, Fauchon should be your number 1 Choice. They have some nice Gift box and many products at your service.
6- Aux Merveilleux de Fred
This one is actually a very special gem and a delicious piece of heaven. I am not a sugary person, and despite that I had this little joy 2 times in my last trip to Paris. This actually might be my favorite dessert😋
Aux Merveilleux de Fred is an artisanal patisserie that bloomed everywhere in Paris. Although, ” Le Merveilleux” is a Belgium specialty, it became one of the best pastries in Paris. This succulent little piece of sugar can literally make your heart melt.
But what is it? It is traditionally made of two meringues, whipped cream, the whole rolled in chocolate shavings. Merveilleux is available in many flavors like coffee, praline, dark chocolate, caramel, and cherry. My favorite one? Definitely the Cherry!🍒 Try it and thank me for that😉
Location: Aux Merveilleux de Fred has many locations in Paris so you get to chose the closest one to you. But you can also enjoy those sweet gems in Vincennes or Boulogne-Billancourt.
7- La Patisserie des Reves
“Patisseries” in Paris are in each corner of the city, they are literally everywhere. To chose between them can be hard, very hard. So here I am giving you one Golden name: La Patisserie des Reves.
What is it famous for? You will literally find everything in there, but the specialties remains: “The Saint Honore Cake”, Brioche and “Fraisier”🍓
Location: This Patisserie, remains in one of the most beautiful streets to visit by walk in Paris. It’s at: 93 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
Recommendations: I would recommend you to head there early morning for a nice sugary breakfast. Take whatever you feel like having and walk around the beautiful area.
Also! Try one of the most iconic desserts in Paris which is tarte tatin.🥞 A mix of caramelized apples in butter tart baked to perfection. Oh and it was originally created by accident by two sisters at Hôtel Tatin.