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Parisian Boulangeries & Pâtisseries Version 2

This is another post about Parisian Boulangeries and Pâtisseries (Version 1 is here) and it’s about all the carbs I ate in Paris!

There’s nothing really opened on a public holiday night.. even Carre-Four was closed. We ended up grabbing some dinner at a bakery…

quiche from a random bakery…. soggy soggy soggy


There’s also a boulangerie near our apartment that won Best Baguette in 2013 and decided to give it a try…

I can’t possibly eat a baguette for breakfast but I can eat sweets haha!pistachio eclair

pain au chocolat….

Coincidentally, when I went to visit Notre Dame, there was the Fête du pain( Bread Festival) in the courtyard.Inside the tent, there were demonstrations of bread making and freshly baked goodies on sale…

I went on two separate days and tried… baked apple tart?????

baguette with nutella! 

 breakfast with a view!

Another new find on this trip was the Pâtisserie  Pain de Sucre in the Marais.Tentation (raspberry and pistachio tart)…… it was very pretty and tasted as good as it looks…

Because it was so good, I bought another cake to eat later by the banks of the river..Bollywood (pineapple mousse infused with cilantro, pistachio cake base, candied pineapple core)….the prettiest bridge in Paris, Pont Alexander III

One of my favourite places to go is the gourmet floor of department stores.  I went to Galleries Lafayette again and even thought there’s so much variety to choose from, I only bought sweets.pistachio mousse tart…..

There’s also a counter that specializes in gourmet éclairs…Vanille noix de pécans….. I love the crunchy pecans on top as it gives the normally soft éclair a crunchy texture…

Passion chocolat laitthis éclair had a very strong passion fruit taste.. which gave this a bit of a kick!


pistachio macaron from Ladurée ….

Venezuela macaron from La Maison du chocolat…….

salted caramel macaron from Pain de Sucre



24 rue St. Martin, 75004

Pain de Sucre

14 rue Rambuteau, 75003

Lafayette Gourmet

35 bd Haussmann, ground floor and lower ground floor of Lafayette Maison and Gourme


La Maison du Chocolat



Ladurée – Paris, France

Ladurée is the epitome of French sweets and has been around since 1862.  It’s one of the most famous makers of macarons!!!

We went to the original store at Rue Royale…the store’s kinda pretentious.. no photos of the sweets nor the display were allowed…

We bought some macarons and pastry to try…

The famous green Ladurée bag!

loved the presentation!

my dad’s not a big fan of macaron so he got a chocolate cake instead (the Plaisir sucré)…. he said it was one of the best he’s ever had! extremely rich and smooth.. with a crisp pastry bottom…. but this was kind of expensive.. at 7 euros!

We got 5 macarons to try (rose, chocolate, caramel with salted butter, pistachio). The macarons were crisp, light and didn’t taste artificial.. but I would have preferred more inventive flavours (like Pierre Hermé)… and they charged extra for a box (Pierre didn’t!)

The Champs-Elysées outlet was under renovation so they had a temporary pop up store on the sidewalk.  We were in Paris during the few days when it was the hottest in 90 years (39 degrees Celsius) and the pop-up store had to close since the macarons and pastries would have melted in the heat!  On our last morning, it was back in business so we got some breakfast.

more pretty boxes…

Mont-blanc….. so pretty!  loved the chestnut “spaghetti” and the meringue base..

150 anniversary July special: Butteryfly.…. Previously, I had a really not-so-good one at Paul Lafayete so I was kind of iffy when I chose this.. but this turned out to be SO SO SO GOOD!  The macaron was crispy and the strawberries were fresh.. love this!

both my dad and brother got the Plaisir sucré again.. it’s that good!

Ladurée is opening a shop in Hong Kong.. so excited!!!!



16 Rue Royale, Paris
01 42 60 21 79

75 Champs-Elysées, Paris
01 40 75 08 75