Whether you’re a die-hard foodie or just someone with a sweet tooth, Paris offers a delectable array of pastries that are simply irresistible. Here’s a guide to the must-try pastries in Paris and where to find them!

Opéra Cake

This elegant dessert layers almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, coffee buttercream, and chocolate ganache.

Where to find it: Dalloyau, 101 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris. Dalloyau, the creator of this pastry, delivers an opéra experience you won’t forget.

Choux Pastry 

Choux pastry, or pâte à choux, is a versatile dough that forms the basis of many beloved French desserts. Characterized by its airy, crisp texture and soft, creamy filling, choux pastry delights are a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth. Choux pastry is incredibly versatile it’s a must-try in Paris and a must-have in your baking skills arsenal.

Gâteau Saint-Honoré: Named after the patron saint of bakers, this classic French dessert features puff pastry, choux buns, and a delectable caramel glaze. Celebrate Saint Honoré’s Day with a bite of this heavenly cake.

Where to find it: Pierre Hermé, 72 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris

Éclair Caramel Beurre Salé: This éclair is a symphony of salted caramel and silky chocolate, making it a must-try for any sweet lover. La Maison du Chocolat is renowned for its luxurious confections, and this éclair is no exception.

Where to find it: La Maison du Chocolat, 225 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris

Choux Buns: Filled with rich pastry cream and topped with a glossy icing, these little puffs of heaven are perfect for a sweet treat.

Odette, 77 Rue Galande, 75005 Paris

Popelini: 44 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris

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Finding the perfect crêpe is an art in Paris. Breizh Café offers an array of sweet and savory crêpes made with organic buckwheat. Try the classic butter-sugar or indulge in a ham and cheese galette.

Where to find them: Breizh Café, 109 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris


A Belgian touch in Paris, these waffles are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Perfect for a sweet snack while strolling through the city.

Where to find them: Le Comptoir Belge, 58 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris

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Baba au Rhum

This rum-soaked cake is a Parisian classic. Stohrer, the oldest pâtisserie in Paris, offers a baba that is perfectly moist and fragrant.

Where to find it: Stohrer, 51 Rue Montorgueil, 75002 Paris


Layer upon layer of flaky pastry and rich vanilla pastry cream make up this delightful dessert. Café de la Paix is the place to enjoy this classic treat. You can listen and learn from the Earful Tower as creator Oliver Gee and his team discovered how to make their own mille feuille with Cook’n With Class.

Where to find it:

Café de la Paix, 5 Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris

Mille et Un: 15 Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris – a Korean twist on the traditional French pastry from chef Seo Yongsang



Paris is a chocolate lover’s paradise. Indulge in the finest chocolates crafted by master chocolatiers. Each shop offers unique flavors and exquisite craftsmanship.

Pierre Marcolini: 89 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris

Michel Cluizel: 201 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris

Jean-Paul Hévin: 231 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris

Patrick Roger: 3 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris

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No trip to Paris is complete without macarons. Pierre Hermé’s inventive flavors and Arnaud Larher’s classic approach offer a macaron experience like no other. Tasting the macarons crafted by a master patissier is one thing, but there’s nothing quite like learning how to make them yourself! Cook’n With Class offer Express 2 hour classes, a full 3 hour lessons and even macarons en famille for kids from age 6!

Pierre Hermé: 86 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

Arnaud Larher: 53 Rue Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris


Hot Chocolate

Known for its rich, velvety hot chocolate, Angelina is a must-visit. Pair your hot chocolate with a Mont Blanc pastry for the ultimate indulgence.

Where to find it: Angelina, 226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Of course, Paris has a number of places that you can head to for a memorable cup of hot chocolate, it’s one of the best things to do in the rain in Paris.


This wheel-shaped pastry filled with praline cream is a nod to the famous Paris-Brest bicycle race. La Pâtisserie des Rêves offers a modern take on this classic treat.

Where to find it: La Pâtisserie des Rêves, 111 Rue de Longchamp, 75016 Paris

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For those eager to dive deeper into the world of French pastries, markets, cooking classes and champagne, join the Let’s Eat Paris culinary vacation. This experience not only guides you through how to craft your own croissants and macarons but also includes hands-on French cuisine classes and Parisian culinary outings. Our partner, Cook’n With Class Paris, offers exceptional pastry and baking classes led by professional chefs, ensuring you bring a taste of Paris home with you.

Embark on a sweet adventure in Paris and let your taste buds guide you through the city’s finest pâtisseries. Bon appétit!

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