The Best Patisseries in Paris

Laurent Duchene

Address: 2 Rue Wurtz

A small patisserie that really knows how to do some fancy pastry creations – absolutely delicious! They also won the MOF title in 1997 for best pastries in the city. They have a wide variety of pastries, from tarts, to various chocolate creations, to macaroons, and even artistic sugar works. Definitely worth a stop.


Hugo and Victor

Address: 40 boulevard Raspail

This is a relatively new patisserie that just opened in 2010, but it’s already developed quite a reputation for having some very exquisite pastries. They have triangle shaped tarts that remind one of a sumptuous apple pie, macaroons that are to-die-for, and some absolutely gorgeous chocolate art available for purchase. Even their cookies are incredibly creative and intricately designed.

Arnaud Delmontel

Address: 57 rue Damremont

This patisserie is known to have some very vibrantly colored and decorated pastries, and some absolutely adorable cookies. The flavors found in their desserts are out of this world, but at the same time resemble a bakery-next-door type of feel. Creative elegance meets down home and hearty.


Gerard Mulot

Address: 76 ru de Seine

You absolutely must stop in to this patisserie for a Troubadour – a decadent chocolate and caramel mousse. They also have a wide variety of macaroon flavors: orange-canelle, nougat, and citron, among others.

Vanves Fleamarket

vanves fleamarket

Every Saturday and Sunday the Vanves fleamarket opens. It features 380 professional dealers. These dealers have come from all over Paris to sell their latest finds: furniture, items from the 18th – 20th century, metalwork, light fixtures, books, tableware, old clothing and textiles, antiques, jewelry, photos, postcards, paintings drawings, coins, medals, old papers, old tools, folk art, religious objects, and much more!

The market occupies two avenues: 14th arrondissement of Paris Ave.Marc Sanqnier and BC Georges Lafenestre. It opens every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, holiday or no holiday, from 7am to 2pm. It’s a favorite pastime of tourists and Parisians alike to kead over the Vanves and see what treasures they can dig up.