Pastry and Chocolate Walk

Sweet delights and pastry chefs in Paris Region

At the top of their game, the outstanding pastry chefs rival one another with their creativity!

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Crispy chocolate breads, melting macaroons, soft cakes… In Paris and throughout the region, pastry is constantly being reinvented. Here is our selection of famous pastry chefs to transform your winter into a sweet gourmet break.

Sweet genius

It’s no surprise that outrageously talented wonder chef Cédric Grolet has been named the 2018 World’s Best Pastry Chef. Stop by his pastry laboratory and boutique with its minimalist design to admire his trompe l’œil cakes, perfect expressions of the chef’s bold artistic vision.

Pâtisserie Cédric Grolet
Pâtisserie Cédric Grolet

Subtle flavours

YC, chef Yann Couvreur’s first café, is on the ground floor of Galeries Lafayette Gourmet. His pastries, cakes and savoury treats are a harmonious blend of meticulously chosen flavours, perfect for brunch, lunch or tea. During this Christmas season, the chef is bursting with imagination. A unique gustative experience!

Yann Couvreur Buches
Yann Couvreur Buches

Pop culture

Christophe Michalak, the rock star of French pastry-making, has taken up residence at Printemps du Goût, the city’s new foodie paradise. Head to the 7th-floor food counter to taste his unapologetically innovative pastries and cakes, such as his salted butter cream puff or “kosmik” chocolate mousse.

Christophe Michalak
Christophe Michalak

Japanese treats

Mori Yoshida has chosen a spot just a stone’s throw from Les Invalides to open his pastry shop, where the winner of the Japanese version of the Great British Bake Off cookery show presents his successful blend of French tradition and Japanese sophistication. Let yourself be tempted by a lemon-flavoured Paris-Brest, a banana turnover, a Japanese strawberry cream for a perfect balance between East and West.

Mori Yoshida Pâtisserie
Mori Yoshida Pâtisserie

Coffee and cake

Yann Menguy is making traditional French pastry-making more accessible by serving it up in a New York-style coffee shop in the heart of the bustling Goutte d’Or neighbourhood. As the barista prepares your coffee, nibble on the chef’s signature dessert, a swoon-inducing swirl of hazelnut cream on a chocolate-coated biscuit.

Pâtisserie Yann Menguy
Pâtisserie Yann Menguy

Indulging the senses

Philippe Conticini opened his first Gâteaux d’émotions shop in Japan and now there is a second in the heart of Paris. It offers a delicious selection of cakes, pastries, fruit tartlets and other desserts inspired by his many travels, with a focus on seasonality and flavours.

Philippe Conticini - Gâteaux d'émotions

A walking tour of sweet treats

Enjoy a journey of discovery through the delicious world of pastries and chocolates with Meeting the French, in the legendary Saint-Germain-des-Prés district. Here you’ll find the latest in sweet delicacies, created by highly skilled pastry chefs and unanimously acclaimed by the food press.

Balade Pâtisseries et Chocolats
Balade Pâtisseries et Chocolats

Our selection

La pâtisserie du Meurice de Cédric Grolet
Cédric Grolet - La pâtisserie du Meurice
Good news! Le Meurice, the renowned luxury hotel in Paris, has opened a boutique where you can discover the creations of its pastry chef, Cédric Grolet – an undisputed rising star.
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Yann Couvreur, Galeries Lafayette Gourmet
YC Café aux Galeries Lafayette Gourmet
His signature dessert: vanilla millefeuille, an indulgent masterpiece of lightness and crispness. The young pastry chef Yann Couvreur is now presiding over Galeries Lafayette – take note!
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Pâtisserie Michalak au printemps du goût
Christophe Michalak au Printemps du Goût
Christophe Michalak, the “rock star” of French pastry, needs no introduction. In the food area of Le Printemps, his creations are still reinventing the gourmet experience.
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Mori Yoshida
Mori Yoshida
When a Japanese talent converts to French pastry, the result is bound to be good. As proof: Morihide Yoshida, whose creations overshadow the nearby Invalides dome.
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Tarte Framboises
La Goutte d'Or
More than just a pastry shop, this is a hive of activity, a cross between a neighbourhood bakery and a casual coffee shop. All conceived by the talented chef Yann Menguy.
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Pâtisserie Conticini, Paris
Philippe Conticini - Gâteaux d'émotions
Gâteaux d’émotions – or “cakes of emotions”: The name says it all. Here, every bite leads to emotional stirrings and delight within. Only a great pastry chef like Philippe Conticini could take up such a challenge!
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Vitrine de pâtisseries
Meeting the French
Immerse yourself in the intimate and authentic Paris with the guided tours proposed by Meeting the French for a trip to the homes of famous fashion designers, jewellers, pastry chefs and even behind the scenes of monuments.
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