My Favourite Parisian Patisseries

1. Fou de Patisserie

Located in this cute little shop features delicious treats from a variety of the best patisseries in Paris. I chose to try this cheesecake and I regret nothing. It was heavenly. Despite my love for french pastries, I don't like when desserts are cloyingly sweet.  This cheesecake was light and airy and oh-so-yummy, it was filled with blood orange and eucalyptus jelly. There's what I really adore about Parisian bakeries: the flavours. Rose, Lavender, Blood Orange, Fig etc.  Also, how about those floors?

The delicious cheesecake I was discussing above. Drool-worthy!

2. Fauchon Paris

Fauchon Paris is kind of a big deal right now. They have a few locations scattered around the city. I unfortunately didn't get to try it until I was at Charles de Gaulle because I just couldn't leave Paris without trying it. I'm glad I did. If you're visiting, make sure you check out!

3. Lenotre Paris

If you're heading to the Eiffel Tower, make sure you stop by Lenotre Paris and fill your picnic basket with some goodies. While they sell a wide assortment of cakes, pastries, chocolate and macarons, I opted for the macarons. I cannot resist dessert infused with flowers. Lenotre sells a jasmine macaron that may make you cry very happy tears. I felt like I was biting into a jasmine-scented summer night.

Passionfruit Eclair from L'Eclair de Genie and Macarons from Le Notre

4. L'Eclair De Genie

For the most colourful eclairs, head over to L'Eclair de Genie. There are multiple locations scattered across Paris. Conveniently there is also one in the Galleries Lafayette food hall. Food should not only taste good but be visually appetizing too. Every eclair is a little piece of edible art.

5. Odette

A stone's throw from Notre Dame, Odette stands in what might be the cutest corner in Paris.  Their choux pastries are as delicious as they are colourful. My personal favourite is their passionfruit. Odette is the perfect place to grab a glass of wine, a choux or two or three and people watch.

6. Popelini

Popelini's name pays homage to the man responsible for creating chou in 1540. Popelini is worthy of the name; it is an incredible patisserie. Their choux is fluffy and light as a cloud! They have multiple locations around Paris including their original locations in the beautiful Marais.

It's hard to decide what my favourite flavour is. I did say earlier that I love flower infused flavours so I'm going to have to say that the rose was my absolutely favourite or maybe the fig mascarpone. Yes, fig and mascarpone. Together. A perfect marriage of flavours. Popelini also understands that the mark of a great patisser is their attention to detail. Their pastries reveal beautiful craftsmanship. It's almost to pretty to eat. ALMOST.

So there they are, a few of my faves. I hope you get the chance to try a few, if not all, of these patisseries.

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