In Search of the Best Croissant in Paris

Eating a croissant in Paris is one of life’s great pleasures. Some might even say (myself included) that it is up there with graduating school forever, winning the lottery or a long shower after a camping trip. Yup, they are that good.

When in Paris this year I set myself the task of eating my way around Paris’ best bakeries and patisseries in search of the best croissant in Paris. A task I was more than happy to undergo in the name of research marketing. So to save yourself the trouble (though really I’m sure you’d happily do the same), here are the winners of where you will find the best croissants in Paris!

Where to find the Best Croissant in Paris

There are actually awards for the best buttery croissants in Paris each year and for pastry chefs of Paris, it is kinda a big deal. With the list slightly changing each year and a few newcomers popping up on the scene, here are the best croissants in Paris right now: 

1. Boulangerie Schou

96 rue de la Faisanderie, 75016

2. Eric Kayser

14 Rue Monge, 19 Rue Valette and 16 Rue des Petits Carreaux

3. 134 RdT

134 rue de Turenne, 75003 and Yohann Gressent of Boulangerie-Pâtisserie Colbert, 49 rue de Houdan, 92330 (Sceaux)

4. L’Artisan des Gourmands

60 rue de la Convention, 75015 and Nelly Julien of Douceurs et Traditions, 85 rue St Dominique, 75007

5. Le Grenier à Pain des Abbesses

38 rue des Abbesses, 75018 and Benoît Castel of Liberté, 39 rue des Vinaigriers, 75010

6. Boulangerie Pichard

88 rue Cambronne, 75015


Cover image by Faye Bullock for World of Wanderlust

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    January 31, 2017 at 6:18 am

    This sounds amazing and I will definitely partake when I am in Paris one day!

    January 24, 2017 at 10:44 am

    One of the best croissant in La Durée near La Madeleine.
    Ice-cream and sorbet :29-31 rue Saint-Louis en l’île 75004 Paris by Berthillon

    Georgia Sunray
    January 20, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Great list! Thanks for sharing!


    Taufeeq Umar
    January 19, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Its really amazing blog with very much helpful information, thank you so much for writing this great blog here for us.

    January 19, 2017 at 8:04 am

    The BEST part of my summer in Paris was going from bakery to bakery and trying out all of the yummy croissants!

    January 17, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Very yummy article 🙂

    January 16, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Love this post, and croissants haha. Can’t wait to visit Paris again!

    x Annabelle

    January 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Omg okay I just moved to Paris and your blog is going to be really bad for my waistline (but I don’t even care) x

    January 11, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    My favorite croissant was from a tiny little bakery that was right next to my apartment when I lived in Paris. A little no-name place, but still my favorite in the world 🙂

    xx Julia

    • Brooke Saward
      January 12, 2017 at 7:20 am

      Isn’t it the best when you find an amazing little hole-in-the-wale place that no one seems to know about and you can only get back there by remembering where it was! Those are the best finds <3

    Miranda | Miranda's Notebook
    January 11, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Oooh, I shouldn’t have read this post at breakfast time with only a grapefruit before me haha. Can’t wait to check out these places – now to get to Paris! xxx

    January 11, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Yum! Now here’s a post to bookmark for the next trip 🙂 xxx
    Lucy @