The best pastries to treat yourself during the festive season
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- The best pastries to treat yourself during the festive season
In order to make your mouth water, discover the Christmas logs that made us fall in love in 2021. And while waiting for the end of the year and the next creations of the great pastry chefs, comfort yourself during the winter evenings with the best traditional pastries. Macaroons, Baba au rhum, lemon tarts, operas, eclairs and even the unavoidable croissants and pains au chocolat… Find our favourites!
Yule logs from the great pastry chefs in Paris Region
Creamy logs, melting macaroons, creamy mousses … In Paris and its region, pastry reinvents itself each time for the end of year celebrations. While waiting for the new creations of the chefs, discover the original creations of the star pastry chefs who made you fall in love in 2021.
Maison Lenôtre - all schuss
The Parisian luxury brand has been delighting gourmets around the world for 70 years. In 2021 Maison Lenôtre wowed you with its signature buche with tangerine, hazelnut and chocolate flavours reminiscent of Provence.
Dalloyau - childhood memories
A favourite caterer at the court of the Palace of Versailles, Dalloyau has been delighting Parisians for 300 years. Jeremy Del Val, pastry chef and French Dessert Champion, sublimates each sweet dessert to end your meal in style. For your Christmas in 2021, he’s taken you back to childhood with his white chocolate-covered fairground lollipop candy. Where will it take you in 2022?
Christophe Adam at Barrière - sweet collaboration
A great specialist in eclairs, renowned thanks to his boutique l’Éclair de génie, Christophe Adam has collaborated with the Barrière group to offer you signature eclairs in all the group’s hotels. You can be sure that he will prepare a beautiful sweet collaboration for the end of year celebrations in 2022!
Christophe Michalak - Pop culture
Discover the must-have sweet creations of the French pastry rock star. After the signature “Fleur de Pistache” log in 2021, in the form of a Christmas tree, 2022 will be a year full of traditional and unique flavours.
Philippe Conticini - Sweet émotions
In his Parisian shop Gâteaux d’émotions, in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, the great Philippe Conticini draws inspiration from his many travels to create pastries and desserts according to the season. This winter 2021 the chef has transformed the black forest into a log and made your palate sparkle with notes of yuzu. Now we must wait until the end of the year 2022 to discover what he will invent for us.
Pierre Hermé - Celestial Fairy
Pierre Hermé is one of France’s greatest pastry chefs and is known the world over for his macaroons with their subtle and multiple flavours. Every year, for the festive season, the iconic chef treats you to precious logs and subtle delights!
Jeffrey Cagnes - modern tradition
For all the gourmets, here are the yule logs of the famous pastry chef from Stohrer who decided at the beginning of the year to open his first shop in the Batignolles district. For the end of year celebrations, Jeffrey Cagnes always creates superb and appetizing logs for your greatest pleasure.
The best bakeries and patisseries in the Paris Region
The best pastry chefs welcome you to their shops in the Paris Region. Treat yourself while waiting for Christmas 2022!
Winter is making you crave for sweetness and comfort? The Paris Region’s bakeries and pastry shops will be delighted to treat you while you wait for the yule logs and chocolates. Croissants, babas, macaroons and tarts with a wide range of flavours are guaranteed to make your stomach tingle!
Fou de pâtisseries
Pierre Hermé, Cyril Lignac, Pierre Marcolini, Carl Marletti, Hugo & Victor… the greatest pastry chefs from the Fou de Pâtisserie shops on Rue Montorgueil or Rue des Martyrs, will tempt you with an array of sweet delights. Go on, treat yourself – why not!
Savour the flavour of the golden cakes and inimitable pastries of Cédric Grolet, the talented chef of Le Meurice rated the world’s best pastry chef, at his two Parisian shops. A real treat for the taste buds!
Du pain et des idées
A stone’s throw from the Canal Saint-Martin lies Du pain et Des Idées, an authentic Parisian bakery dating back to 1889. Between gold mouldings and imposing bevelled mirrors, Christophe Vasseur adds to the splendour of the establishment with his classic pistachio escargot and generous orange blossom brioche, which attract food-lovers from all over the world.
At the authentic Rue Montorgueil street market, call in at the oldest patisserie in Paris. Louis XV’s pastry chef, Stohrer, gave his name to this place, which for many years was the workshop where the desserts of the royal court were made. Surrounded by gilding, sparkling chandeliers and murals by Paul Baudry, also responsible for the décor of the Opéra Garnier, ask for the incredible Rum Baba, invented here.
L’éclair de Génie
Christophe Adam presents a collection of éclairs that are as beautiful as they are delicious, to be enjoyed at any time of the day. Discover the varied flavours of these delicious elongated filled choux pastries at the shop in the Marais district. You can also find the selection of the week and gift boxes in the L’Eclair de Génie online shop.
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