Oh yes, you’ll like this route. In fact, you’ll want to marry this route. It takes you on a ‘hold that gasp’ trip of Paris’s best pastry and dessert makers. By Apeksha Bhateja

 

HENRI LE ROUX

Caramel lovers, it won’t be short of blasphemy if you don’t pay a visit to this store by Henri Le Roux, inventor of the signature salted caramel. His chocolates are also delightful!

Where: 1 Rue de Bourbon le Château, Paris

 

PIERRE HERMÉ

Queue up outside this French patisserie to get the best macaroons in the city with new and interesting flavours. Connoisseurs also swear by its rich tarts, chocolates, pastries, and ice cream.

Where: 72 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris

 

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LA PATISSERIE DES RÉVES

Pastry-chef Philippe Conticini’s boutique store gives you pastries of your dreams (as the name suggests). Don’t leave Paris without indulging in its famous éclair, Paris-Brest and millefeuille at this candy-pop patisserie.

Where: 93 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris

 

DALLOYAU

This one’s another classic, founded in 1802 by the Dalloyau family. Visit to get your hands on the famous Opera Cake, a rectangular chocolate-covered cake with tantalising flavours of coffee and buttercream.

Where: 5, boulevard Beaumarchais 75004, Paris

 

LADURÉE

You can never go wrong with a Ladurée macaroon. This luxury French bakery—founded in 1862—also sells pastries and chocolates. Look out for their new flavours every season.

Where: 75 avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris

 

 

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STOHRER

Walk into the oldest patisserie in Paris that opened in 1730 and try their legendary cakes, especially Babà au rhum. You may not know this but Queen Elizabeth visited the patisserie incognito in 2004 for her favourite dessert Puits d’amour (small round cake filled with caramalised cream or jam).

Where: 51 Rue Montorgueil,75002, 2nd Arrondissement, Paris

 

BLÉ SUCRÉ

Once a chef at Le Bristol the Plaza Athénée in Paris, Fabrice Le Bourdat is now the owner of this shop that serves melt-in-the-mouth pastries. His chocolate croissants, raisin rolls, and orange sugar-glazed madeleine will leave you wanting more.

Where: 7 Rue Antoine Vollon, 75012 Paris

 

JEAN-PAUL HÉVIN

This pastry shop is every chocolate-lover’s fantasy. It offers an assortment of chocolates and phenomenal delicacies such as truffles, éclair, mousse, and macarons. Take a seat in the tearoom to enjoy its signature hot chocolate and pastries or take back home a box of its cheese-filled chocolates.

Where: 231 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris

 

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CARL MARLETTI

At this cosy boutique in Paris, you will probably have the best lemon tart of your life. Carl Marletti, a passionate pastry chef, will blow your mind with his creations, Lily Valley (a violet-flavoured pastry), cheesecake-like Rialto, and millefeuille.

Where: 51, rue Censier, 75005 Paris

 

JACQUES GENIN

The eponymous cafe by the French chocolate-maker, Jacques Genin, beckons a visit. Genin once sold only to restaurants and hotels, but his chocolates quickly gained popularity and he opened a boutique cafe for public. It is also well known for its caramel.

Where: 133 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris