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Guide to the Incredible Patisseries of Paris

The city of light is full of amazing patisserie shops and our round up has only the best places to grab a special patisserie in Paris.

With a rightly deserved reputation for having the most incredible patisseries in the world, there’s so much choice on offer in the city of light. From complex, laminated pastries like pain au chocolat and of courses croissants to short crust tartlets filled with vanilla creme patisserie and topped with glazed fruit – you’ll find it all in Paris.

In the more premium arrondissements you’ll find a myriad of flashy patisseries that appear more like fashion boutiques. These boutiques have pastries that appear like works of art in their vitrines. It’s hard to know that it’s not all just smoke and mirrors and beyond the pretty pastry sculptures. But fear not, our insider guide has the best tried and tested patisseries to make sure you taste only the best.

Which Street can you find the most famous Patisseries in Paris?

You’ll find the most high-end patisserie shops on the rue du Bac in the 7th arrondissement on the left bank.

Rue du Bac paris

There’s a high concentration of patisseries shops here including some of our favourites – Des Gâteaux et du Pain and Angelina.

It’s a sweet-tooth’s heaven with a whole host of chocalatiers, bakeries and patisseries. Accessible by metro from the Rue du Bac metro station on line 12 which is under 10 minutes from Opéra or Place de la Concorde. Afterwards you can reach the Eiffel Tower by foot in under 30 minutes via Invalides.

The Best Patisseries in Paris

If you’re looking for the best patisserie shops in Paris then look no further. Our guide is written by someone who actually lives in Paris and our recommended spots have been tried and tested. Patisserie shops in this list are in no particular order.


Stohler has the title of the oldest bakery in Paris with their first store opening in 1730. They’re also credited to be the inventor of the Baba au Rhum dessert which is a glazed yeast risen cake soaked in rum. This is a dessert that you must try during your stay – you’ll easily find it in most neighbourhood bistros in Paris.

Their store on the famous rue Montorgueil in the 2nd arrondissement is beautiful and has an amazing selection of impeccable patisseries in small and large formats. They have house made chocolates, pastries, bread and savoury tarts for lunch (quiche, vegetable tourtes etc). Note that their bread selection runs out so don’t expect to get a croissant in the afternoon.

Address: 51 Rue Montorgueil, 75002

Des Gâteaux et du Pain

Translating to “cakes and bread”, Des Gâteaux et du Pain was started by a famous French pastry chef, Claire Damon. Her boutique on Rue du Bac is her 2nd patisserie shop opening in 2006.

des gateaux et du pain paris

The actual shop is uber modern and is very reminiscent of a high fashion boutique. The immaculately presented individual tarts are extremely organic looking and reflect the seasons. All the ingredients are organic and they only use French ingredients (a big + for those wanting to reduce their ingredient miles). I personally love their strawberry tarts around the months of May and June.

Address: 89 Rue du Bac, 75007

Boulangerie Bo

Outside of the prim, shiny patisserie street of rue du Bac, towards the 12th arrondissement, lies Boulangerie Bo. A modern, hipster patisserie with a traditional facade leading to a bright, art nouveau interior.

Bo is currently headed up by master pâtissier Olivier Haustraete who trained under Alain Ducasse in Tokyo. His patisseries are a thing of beauty and carry a subtle influence from his time in Japan. The ingredients are all local and Olivier tries not to use any fake colouring – the majority of the colours are from the natural ingredients. He even sources ingredients from Japan himself so don’t be surprised to be some really interesting creations on offer like his yuzu tart.

Address: 85bis Rue de Charenton, 75012


Moving back to rue du Bac, Angelina is an institution in the patisserie world. They’ve been around for over 110 years first starting in 1903 in Paris. With boutiques located around the world in cities such as New York, Tokyo and Dubai.

Their patisseries are all about the classics – heavenly glazed chocolate éclairs, mont blancs and vast Croquembouches with some incredible macarons. Like most of the really good patisserie shops, expect patisseries that change with the seasonality of ingredients. Definitely worth a visit to just see their beautiful array of patisseries.

Address: 108 Rue du Bac, 75007

Philippe Conticini

Well known in France as a master pâtissier, Philippe Conticini originally ran La Pâtisserie des Rêves on rue du Bac which closed in 2019. Nowadays he’s just around the corner at the helm of Philippe Conticini – Gâteaux d’Émotions. The bright white boutique at first glance appears to be more of an art gallery but go in and you’ll see display cases containing his stunning patisseries.

Before we dive into his patisserie selection it’s worth noting that you can order an, for want of a better name, enormous croissant. The XXL croissant is about 4 times the size of an average croissant! Perhaps it’s more for Instagram than for the average Parisian but it’s certainly amusing. Other than their epic pastries, they also do an amazing Paris-Brest which has a perfectly balanced praline cream sandwich between light, delicious choux pastry.

Address: 37 Rue de Varenne, 75007

Oh Oui!

Literally meaning Oh Yes! in English, Oh Oui is a newcomer amongst the line up of historical patisseries on rue du Bac. With a focus on low sugar treats, Oh Oui delivers small bites that are healthier yet still pack a lot of flavour. Despite the small shop front, they have a great selection of awesome home made patisseries.

oh oui paris

Their ethos on low sugar is all about cutting down on excess and they claim that their creations have, on average, 60% less sugar than their competitors. Their creations are also suitable for diabetics with a glycemic index below 25. Instead of white flour they use either chickpea or whole-wheat flour and instead of refined white sugar they use grape or coconut sugar.

Address: 95 Rue du Bac, 75007

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