The best bakeries in Paris

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Paris is a city of food lovers, with crusty baguettes, warm buttery croissants and delicious sweet treats high on many a shopping list.

From fresh croissants to decadent macaroons, we uncover the best bakeries in Paris to try next time you’re in the city of love.

Pierre Hermé

If you only have time to visit one pastry shop in Paris, make it Pierre Hermé. The shop has several branches, each selling a delectable range of sweets like truffles, pain au chocolat, flan and nougat. The croissant Ispahan, a croissant topped with rose and glaze, is a customer favourite.

However, macaroons are the true stars of the show at Pierre Hermé. There is a rainbow coloured variety of these light and crunchy delicacies to choose from – we recommend the pistachio and cherry macaroon, or the bright pink rose macaroon. You might have to queue for your food, but it’s worth the wait.

  • 72 rue Bonaparte, 6th

Poilâne

For a traditionally baked sourdough loaf that will make your mouth water, head to Poilâne. First established in 1932, it’s been a firm favourite among Parisians ever since, and customers flock to try the bread and enjoy the charming interior.

As well as the sourdough, make sure you purchase a freshly made apple turnover, which is popular with tourists and locals alike.

  • 8 rue du Cherche-Midi

Le Grenier à Pain

If you’re exploring Montmarte then make sure you head to the local branch of Le Grenier à Pain to sample some fantastic food in one of the best bakeries in Paris.

You’ll find it well stocked with perfectly made croissants, pain au chocolat and 10 varieties of bread, as well as delicious patisserie products like chocolate tart, eclairs, madeleines and cake.

  • 38 rue des Abbesses

La Pâtisserie des Rêves

If you fantasise about the perfectly made pastry, then La Pâtisserie des Rêves is the bakery for you. The perfectly named ‘Patisserie of Dreams’ shops sell an incredible range of pastries, from perfectly made classics to inventive modern recipes.

Try something from their ‘childhood favourite’ section, like Tarte Tatin or cream puffs, and make sure you buy the extraordinary chocolate éclair with a difference (it has a chocolate shell rather than glaze). Their seasonal tarts and cakes are incredible too – you might find it hard to choose something to treat yourself with!

There are several branches – go to the Rue du Bac store to see their colourful boutique, or Rue de Longchamp if you would like to eat in the charming tea room.

  • 111 rue de Longchamp

Du Pain et des Idées

One of the best Parisian bakeries for pastries is surely Du Pain et des Idées, who make high quality foods by keeping the menu simple and using the finest, natural ingredients.

There are a few different types of bread to buy, and some expertly made classics like the pain au chocolat and croissant. It’s the fantastic ‘l’escargot’ pastries that draw the crowds, though. These snail shaped pastries come in several flavours – buy yourself the chocolate and pistachio or praline l’escargot and stroll down to the canal to enjoy.

  • 34 rue Yves Toudic

Aux Délices du Palais

No list of the best bakeries in Paris would be complete without the most recent winner of the annual ‘Best Baguette In Paris’ prize. In 2014 the prize was awarded to the Aux Délices du Palais for their perfectly made baguette – crusty and golden shell, airy centre, excellent taste.

The family-run bakery sells other food too, like pastries and macaroons, but it’s the baguettes that draw the crowds and cause queues outside.

  • 60 boulevard Brune

Have you ever treated yourself to a pastry in Paris?

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