5 exceptional patisseries in Paris

1) Cyril Lignac

Cyril Lignac has joined forces with the young pastry chef Benoit Couvrand to open this temple dedicated to delectable sweets. They only sell ten different cakes, choosing to limit the number of options because the ingredients are carefully selected and the fruit is always seasonal. So you will never find a strawberry cake here during the winter months. The traditional pastries with a twist deserve a special mention: a baba au rhum with vanilla whipped cream or a beautifully constructed lemon cake.

french bread at Cyril Lignac

2) Tapisserie

Artisan bakery Tapisserie serves seasonal tarts and pastries that are baked in-­house using organic and local ingredients only. The deliberately limited selection is always delicious. You can also stop in for a coffee and a pastry in the morning. This patisserie was opened by the owners of the very popular restaurant Le Septime on the same street.

The window of Tapisserie with the words 'Pâtisserie Artisanale' painted on it and several small pastries on display.

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3) La Pâtisserie des Martyrs

After earning an excellent reputation for himself at Fauchon among others, Sébastien Gaudard has taken over at the helm of one of the oldest bakeries in Paris. Maison Seurre has recently been renamed La pâtisserie des Martyrs. This lovely store sells all kinds of delicious cakes includingpuits d’amour, monts-blancs and paris-crest as well as old-fashioned sweets and ice creams. This virtuoso of sweets is inspired by the desire to perpetuate expertise and put old-fashioned avours back into the spotlight.

window of La Pâtisserie de Martyrs

4) Plaq

Located on pretty Rue du Nil, Plaq is a very good bean­-to­-bar chocolate shop. In addition to snapping up delicious chocolate bars, chocolate lovers will also be happy to know that Plaq serves delicious chocolate-­based treats! Cookies, cakes, brioches and ice cream: everything is simply delicious here.

A spoon cutting into a slice of chocolate cake from Plaq in Paris

5) Bontemps

Don’t forget to pop into this pretty patisserie if you love fruit tarts, biscuit cakes or cakes in general. Their cakes are both tasty and pretty to look at and are made with exceptional ingredients: Iranian pistachios, Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar, Piedmont hazelnuts. The selection changes with the seasons.

a flatlay shot of different types of fruit cakes made by Parisien patisserie Bontemps

7 rue de Bretagne

+33 (0)1 42 74 10 68

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