Top Pastry Destinations in Paris

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Paris is among the top food destinations in the world for a reason. There are several places in the city where you can find diverse cuisine. Besides, it is a heaven for dessert lovers, especially pastries. You will find excellent pastries all across the city in different shapes and form, while a few of them stand out from the rest. Below is a discussion on some of the best places to find pastries after your Paris city tours.

Pistachio Chocolate Escargot from Du Pain et des Idées

This is one of thebest bakeries in the city. It is slightly far away from the common dwelling places of tourists but the journey is worth it. Some say that the chefs of other restaurants queue up here in the morning to get their morning breakfast.

The most sought after thing here is their Pistachio Chocolate Escargot. The word Escargot signifies “snail” in French, and the pastry is whirled around to look like a snail. You will remember the taste of the delicate, warm, rich and flakey escargot. Furthermore, peach-top pastry is great here. You may have to wait if you arrive in the morning as it is the peak eating time for pastries. However, you don’t have to be disappointed as the line moves very fast.

French Macarons and Ispahan Croissant at Pierre Hermé

You cannot miss French Macarons while in Paris. Pierre Hermé is one of the best places to try it. All the flavors are quite impressive. One of the reasons why they are very tasty is that they are not excessively sweet. Apart from these, you can also try the chocolates, Ispahan Croissant, and pastries which are no less in terms of taste.

Brioche à Tête from Stohrer, Paris’ Oldest Bakery

‘Stohrer’ was established in 1730 by Nicolas Stohrer. He was the pastry chef of Louis XV. Brioche à Tête is one of the specialties of this pastry shop. It will help you get more knowledge regarding French Revolution history. Evidently, they have a celebrated expression “Let them eat cake”. The expression is credited to Marie Antoinette. She is believed to have said it in light of her discovering that the French laborers were very poor they had nothing to eat. Make sure you visit this place to get a real taste of their famous specialties.

Consider visiting the above places if you are looking for a pastry destination after your Paris city tours.