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    Boulangerie Gosselin: Delicious cakes

    by Inguuna Written Jun 5, 2014

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    You get more local when you visit the place more than 3rd time, maybe it's personal but with me is so. This time when I went to Paris I really wanted to have some gastronomic tour :) so I spent some time in cake shops. Walking from Les Halles towards Louvre I found very VERY delicious cakes in Gosselin shop. The variety is very big as well as you can buy here traditional baguettes.

    What to buy: I bought Tarte au Citron (Lemon cake), Mille Feuille and éclair à la pistache (eclair with pistachio filling).

    What to pay: For one cake approx. 2.5 Euros.

    Address: 125, rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris

    Directions: Not far from Louvre and Les Halles.

    Website: http://www.boulangerie-patisserie-artisanale-paris1.com

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    unknown: Croissants for breakfast

    by iaint Written Feb 13, 2013

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    This is one of the huge joys of French life - coffee & a fresh croissant for breakfast.

    It was one of the attractions for me of staying in an apartment for my last visit to Paris.

    We went to the local boulangerie twice. As in many of these shops, you can get a coffee as well, and can eat & drink there. Just a couple of tables in “our” one.

    It seemed to be a family business - dad and teenage daughter working on Sunday. Joined by wee sister on Tuesday (it was during a school holiday). All 3 pleasant & charming.

    Your local boulangerie will usually be open early, but check the exact times. Ours was closed on Monday.

    What to buy: See above. You will have loads of other goodies on offer to, so don't leave your appetite at home!

    What to pay: Say €5.50 for 2 coffees & 2 croissants. 2013 prices.

    Address: Rue des Lombards, Paris

    Directions: Just east of Bld de Sébastopol.

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    Dalloyau: Incredible desserts

    by Roadquill Updated Jul 10, 2012

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    Located a few doors from Musee Maillol on rue de Grenelle (there are two more in Paris)is a cake and sweet shop that was most excellent. I little pricey, but I felt it was worth it. A number of locals would make a special stop to have their pick of the day neatly wrapped. Macaroons, chocolates...good stuff.

    What to buy: It was almost impossible for me to decide which scrumptious morsel I should reward myself with. I ultimately went for the rum soaked raisin cake.

    Address: 63 rue Grenelle

    Website: http://www.dalloyau.fr/

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    Aux Délices du Palais: The Best baguette in 1998

    by pieter_jan_v Written Oct 13, 2011

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    Aux Délices du Palais is a shop with excellent French loafs and chocolates and much more.
    The shop was rewarded for having "The Best baguette in 1998".

    It's a treat to look around here.

    Business hours: Daily 7AM - 8PM

    What to buy: A baguette of course.

    Address: 60 Boulevard Brune - 75014 Paris

    Directions: T3 tram, Didot stop.

    Phone: +33-1-45394868

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    Bakery & Candy Shop: Rue de Passy

    by kris-t Updated Dec 12, 2010

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    Even if you are not food-oriented you could not fail to be enthralled by a first encounter with a Paris Bakery & Candy Shops windows.

    7 of the best bakeries in Paris:

    1. Le Grenier à Pain
    Address: 38 rue des Abbesses (Montmartre)
    Tel.: 33 (0)1 46 06 41 81
    Metro: Abbesses

    http://www.legrenierapain.com/index3.html

    2. Poilâne (since 1932)
    Address: 8 rue du Cherche-Midi
    Tel.: 33 (0)1 45 48 42 59
    Metro: Saint-Sulpice

    3. Pain d'Epis
    Address: 63 avenue Bosquet (around the corner from the Eiffel Tower)
    Tel.: 33 1 45 51 75 01
    Metro: Ecole Militaire

    4. Le Moulin de la Vierge
    Address: 166 avenue de Suffren
    Tel.: 33 1 47 83 45 55
    Metro: Denfert-Rochereau

    5. Maison Kayser
    Address: 14 rue Monge (Latin Quarter)
    Tel: 33 (0)1 44 07 17 81
    Metro: Maubert Mutualité

    6. Au 140
    Address: 140 rue de Belleville
    Tel.: 33 (0)1 46 36 92 47
    Metro: Jourdain

    7. Le Nôtre
    Address: 10 rue Saint Antoine
    Tel.: 33 (0)1 53 01 91 91
    Metro: Bastille

    "Being one of the culinary capitals of the world, Paris counts an honorable share of artisan chocolatiers".

    Some of the best chocolate shops in Paris:

    1. Patrick Roger
    Address: 108, blvd. St. Germain
    Metro: St.-Germain-des-Près
    Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 29 38 42

    2. La Maison du Chocolat
    Address: 225, rue du Faubourg St. Honoré
    Metro: Place des Termes
    Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 27 39 44

    3. Michel Chaudun
    Address: 149 Rue de l'Université
    Metro: Invalides
    Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 53 74 40

    What to buy: quality breads, pastries and cakes. Top-quality foie gras and smoked salmon are also available in some bakeries.

    Gourmet chocolates, french chocolate artisans, as are ganaches: chocolates with rich, creamy centers. Pralines with caramelized sesame seeds or ganaches with orange and balsamic vinegar, truffles, or mendiants, dark or milk bars etc.

    What to pay: Depend... From EU 0.90 to... you can pay up to 50 Euros for a cake of four servings

    Address: Rue de Passy, Paris

    Directions: on virtually every corner. Pictures were taken on Passy

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    Patisserie Paul: For A Nibble On The Hoof!

    by johngayton Updated Jun 14, 2009

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    Paul is one of France's best known pattiseries with branches all over the country. Even though it is now quite a large company all their breads and pastries are still made using traditional techniques and top-quality natural ingredients.

    So if you fancy a nibble on the hoof, whether pain au chocolat for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch or a little fruit tart for an afternoon snack you could do worse than stop off at one of the shops.

    PS quite a few have sit-down cafes too.

    Directions: All over the city - the website has all the info:

    Website: http://www.paul.fr

    Paul Just Off St Germain
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    Sadaharu Aoki: Mache (Green Tea) Madeleines: Bad Service that Leaves a Bad Taste

    by BeatChick Updated Jan 21, 2008

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    I'd heard a great deal of buzz surrounding this relatively new pâtisserie (opened in 2001), Sadaharu Aoki, that specialized in mâcha (green tea) madeleines. A great concept that, especially if your association with madeleines stems from Proustian memories (he liked to dip his in his tea)! The only problem was that these madeleines were dry & coarse, not at all as I've had them before when they were moist & spongy. I'm guessing maybe these weren't the freshest ones?

    The shop itself is gorgeous - very high-tech, glossy, modern, spare, Japanese. The pastries & chocolates themselves looked like colors on an artist's palette - very arty & beautiful.

    But the service left much to be desired. In 5 trips to Paris, I'd yet to experience a snotty Parisian attitude but I definitely experienced it here. Of course, this wasn't the flagship shop located on rue de Vaugirard in the 6th arrondissement, so perhaps this store's employees suffer from a sense of ennui.

    I was granted permission to take photos of the pâtisserie and the young lady went to the back; when she returned she gave me this arched eyebrow look of "oh, are you still here?". Considering I was the only customer in the shop I didn't think she would've minded so. I won't return to this branch.

    What to buy: I wouldn't recommend the mâcha madeleines from this store, but maybe you'd have better luck at the rue de Vaugirard location. If so, please let me know as I'd love to give them another chance!

    They don't prepare my beloved rose macarons, either, but I did try the mâcha macaron which was pretty interesting!

    I would love to return for those Bonbons Maquillage as they looked just like sticks of oil pastels and I'm intrigued by their presentation.

    Photos: November 2007

    Address: 56, bd Port-Royal 75005 PARIS

    Directions: On the edge of the 5th arrondissement bordering the 13th on bd Port-Royal on the corner of rue Flatters.

    RER: Port-Royal (Ligne B)

    Phone: 01 45 35 36 80

    Website: http://www.sadaharuaoki.com/

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    Rene Saint-Ouen: Where Chirac gets his bread

    by thinking Written Aug 13, 2006

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    In February of 1997 Rene Saint-Ouen's excellent baguette won"The Best Baguette of the Year" award, a prize given annually by the city hall of Paris. His crusty loaf is also the "presidential baguette" as it is served on the tables of French president Jacques Chirac at the Elysee Palace, France's equivalent of the White House.

    Address: 11 Blvd. Haussamann (8th)

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    Mulot: Best bread/most expensive baguette!!

    by gandara Written Apr 8, 2005

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    Located in the posh 6th arrondissement, Mulot is famous for being the most expensive bakery in Paris.
    That is however not entirely true. They do probably have the most expensive baguette, but you don't have to buy that one!

    The bakery is also famous for the quality of it's bread, often referred to as the best in the city. That, I'm inclined to agree to.

    In any case, it's an interesting place to visit. Very posh. The snobby people sitting in the tiny tea corner are constantly invaded by the no less snobby people lining up, waiting for their turn.

    Avoid going there just after the St Sulpice mass, that's anybody's next step on a sunday morning...

    Open from thursday to tuesday.

    What to buy: Try the "baguette rustique".
    You'll sound like a pro if you say "une rustique, s'il vous plaît".

    What to pay: Don't remember, but nothing above 1€.

    Address: rue des quatre vents, 75006

    Directions: Behind St Sulpice. Odéon neighborhood.

    Website: http://www.gerard-mulot.com/

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    A la Mere de Famille: Paris' eldest sweets shop

    by mariev Updated Dec 19, 2004

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    "A La Mere de Famille", founded in 1761 and still situated at the same place, is Paris' eldest sweets shop.

    Not only the original location is the same (even if they have now other shops/addresses) but also the look. You even still have to pay at the historical "cash register" situated in a small glass cabin at the center of the store.

    La Mere de Famille offers a large choice of traditional french sweet treats (especially regional - all regions - specialities)

    What to buy: Candieded and dried fruits
    Jams and mamelades
    Chocolates
    Calissons and Nougats
    Sucres d'orges
    Teas
    Dessert wines
    and more...

    What to pay: Depends on what you buy (mid range prices)

    Address: 35 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre - 75009 Paris

    Directions: Near the Grands Boulevards. At the crossing between rue du faubourg Montmartre and rue de Provence. Metro Pelletier

    Website: http://www.lameredefamille.com/

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    Pichard: The famous Baguette Pichard ! La fameuse Pichard !

    by Maillekeul Written Apr 7, 2004

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    This is probably one of the most famous bakeries in Paris (no, I'm not afraid to say it !). Mister Pichard makes some special bread and cookies with almond powder... It's so good ! A bit expensive though and often crowded (a 15 minutes queue in a bakery, have you ever seen that ?)... but soooo goood (did I already say it ?)...

    C'est probablement l'une des meilleures boulangeries de Paris (n'ayons pas peur de le dire). Monsieur Pichard utilise de la poudre d'amandes pour son pain et ses viennoiseries... ! Toutefois un peu cher et on fait la queue 15 minutes aux heures d'affluence (vous avez deja vu ca ?)... Mais, c'est bon !!!

    What to buy: Baguette, croissants and chocolate breads !

    La baguette, les croissants et les pains au chocolat...

    What to pay: 85 cts for the baguette. Between 0.7 and 1 Euro for the "viennoiseries".

    Address: Rue Cambronne

    Directions: Close to the Place du General Beuret and rue Lecourbe...

    Pres de la Place du General Beuret et la rue Lecourbe...

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    Philippe Josse: Traiteur at Montmartre

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Nov 6, 2011

    Philippe Josse has the best sandwich shop of Montmartre. This shop maybe a bit off the streets visited by tourist, but that only adds to the attraction.

    So, for a true French treat go to Josse.

    Address: 6 rue des Trois Frères - 75018 Paris

    Directions: Between Métros Abbesses and Anvers.

    Phone: +33+1-42646580

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    A patisserie in the Marais: I would like one of those:)

    by shrimp56 Updated Jun 28, 2005

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    The windows of Parisian bakeries are a minefield for the unwary. EVERYTHING looks soooo tempting. This patisserie in the Marais is no exception!

    What to pay: For the quality reasonable.

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