Bonne Maman’s Pastry Guide to Paris


This 4 mile walking tour around Paris takes you from breakfast to an early supper, stopping to see the Seine, Notre Dame and up and down the wonderful winding streets of Paris sampling sweet and savoury treats along the way.

 

 

Des Gateaux et Du Pain

This bakery from chef Clare Damon is a minimalist paradise, where breads, cakes and pastries are elevated to art and placed in glass cases. Home to the best croissant in Paris, it’s the perfect start to the day.

 

La Grande Epicerie

This stop is a foodies paradise. A gourmet supermarket home to a wide selection of French produce, it also also home to a very large selection of Bonne Maman Preserves and Jellies as well as other treats exclusive to France.

 

Henri Le Roux

At Henri Le Roux chocolates and caramels are abundant. But the real treat here is the salted butter caramels. The yummiest in Paris – also worth sampling are the Tea and the Pineapple and Pink Peppercorn.

 

Patrick Roger

Famous for their pralines Patrick Roger is a chic chocolate spot complete with remarkable chocolate sculptures.

 

Aux Merveilleux de Fred

One of the most delightful bites in Paris comes in the form of a cloud of cream, chocolate and meringue at Aux Merveilleux de Fred. Merveilleux translates as marvelous, and it truly is.

 

Caractere du Cochon

After a lot of sweetness, it’s about time for something savoury. A Jambon Beurre is a french staple, crusty baguette, a thick spread of butter and and thick cut ham, it’s simplicity is it’s perfection. It’s one of, if not the best in Paris, and comes highly recommended by the legendary David Lebovitz.

 

Pierre Hermé

The best macaron in Paris is a hotly contested title, but up there on many lists is Pierre Hermé. With a variety of surprising flavors, asparagus for example, as well as classics like salted caramel, they’re a must stop.

 

L’Éclair de Génie

The eclair is a French patisserie must do, and the vibrant colors and exciting flavors at L’Eclair de Génie are well worth a stop. The difficulty is choosing which one to indulge in, so take a friend and get sharing.

 

Popelini

The little sister of the eclair is the cream puff, a perfect puff of choux pastry, filled with a delicate cream and topped with fondant. At Popelini the flavors include classics like dark chocolate and coffee and lighter fruity options such as raspberry rose and passionfruit.

 

Fromagerie Beillevaire

Would it be a trip to France without sampling some fromage? Fromagerie Bellevaire is home to a phenomenal selection of cheese, including a large variety of artisanal goats cheese. Once you’ve gathered your cheese selection, head to a nearby park such as Place Des Vosges and picnic just like the French.

 

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