5 Pâtisseries to visit in Paris

Discover some of the best Patisseries in Paris.

I recently spent a month in France and had a chance to try many wonderful patisseries. A high tea menu is not typically served in Paris but there are so many delicious pastries available. Here are some of my favourite patisseries from my time in Paris.

Angelina’s Tea Room

226 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

With its with mosaic floors, ornate mirrors and soft lighting Angelina’s is a Parisian foodie institution founded in 1903. The tea room also offers a brunch, as well as a savoury menu during the day. Try their most popular patisserie the Mont Blanc, which is a cup of meringue with whipped cream crowned by a dome of sweetened chestnut puree or the other house favourite hot lavish hot chocolate.

Ladurée Tea Room

75, avenue des Champs Elysées 75008 Paris

If you visit just one Patisserie in Paris, Laduree would be the place. On my visit I had an afternoon tea at the Laduree on the Champ Elysees, as the summer sales where on this as the perfect place to stop after shopping. You can also visit the original Ladurée House at 18 rue Royale, Paris which opened in 1892.

I visited the most famous of Parisian tea rooms Laduree on the Champs-Élysées @maisonladuree

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Ritz Paris

15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France

The Ritz Paris reopened in June 2016 after being closed for renovations for a few years. There are two options for high tea, either the traditional French High Tea ceremony, which includes sweet French dry biscuits, cakes, brioches, tarts and tea served in new The Salon Proust. The other option is an English style a la carte menu served in The Bar Vendone.

Pierre Hermé

72 rue Bonaparte, Paris, Île-de-France 75006, France

 Pierre Hermé
Pierre Hermé

Heir to four generations of Alsatian bakery and pastry-making tradition, Pierre Hermé began his career at the age of 14 as an apprentice to Gaston Lenôtre. Pierre Hermé is the master for combining flavours. Why not try a vanilla and olive oil or chocolate and foie gras flavoured macaron?

Odette

77 Rue Galande, 75005 Paris

In the 5th District down a cobbled street, not far from the Sienne you’ll find the very cute Odette. This little retro tea room has a puff counter showcasing a range of choux à la crème pastries. Why not take a seat on the street and enjoy your choux à la crème with a glass of champagne while taking in the view of Notre Dame.

 

Ride the pastries with a bike ride around Paris 

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Vélib
Vélib

My tip on how to get around Paris is to ride a bike. In 2007, the mayor launched a free bike scheme named the Vélib. There are now over 23,000 bikes available from over 1,800 bike stations located every 300 meters. Cycling around Paris is the perfect way to get around and work off the kilos – as there are so many pastries to try. To get started you need to buy a subscription card which is 1,70 € (approximately $2.50 AUS) for a day, from there each ride under 30 minutes is free.

 

Macarons by Pierre Hermé
Macarons by Pierre Hermé

About
Michelle Milton

Founder and Editor of High Tea Society.

High Tea Society came about as I loved going for high tea but I found it difficult finding the good venues. I’d been working in digital media so decided to start a website about my search for the perfect high tea.