In a beautiful setting listed as a historic monument, the oldest Parisian pastry shop offers a sweet moment with an exceptional atmosphere, in the bubbling rue Montorgueil and a stone's throw from the Forum des Halles.
A historic rum baba
Louis XV’s pastry chef, Nicolas Stohrer, gave his name to this place, which for many years was the workshop where the desserts of the royal court were made. Since 1730, master pastry chefs have been creating odes to pleasure in the form of Puits d’Amour and other tasty creations. It is also the place for baba au rhum lovers – it was invented here! Nicolas Stohrer was the man behind this mainstay dessert based on a dry brioche soaked in Malaga wine along with pastry cream and grapes. The setting has of course changed over the years, but it will still transport you back to the time of the Second Empire. The gold work, sparkling chandeliers, wall murals and stuccoes are the work of Paul Baudry, the creator of the Opera Garnier décor.
Jeffrey Cagnes, Stohrer's head pastry chef, has decided to leave for new adventures in early 2021. For 15 years, he has perpetuated pastry excellence, which earned him a visit from Queen Elizabeth II of England in 2004 and the award for Best Chocolate Eclair in Paris in 2011. It is now his team that takes over and continues to keep the legacy of the house and the chef alive.
Don't miss the bakeries and pastry shops bearing the Historic Monuments label in Paris Region.
Access and contact
Métros : Sentier (L3) Les halles (L4) Etienne Marcel (L4)
Days and opening hours
All year round between 8 am and 8 pm.
- Hearing disability
- Mental disability
- Visual disability
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance