A Sweet Walking Tour of Paris

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Ever seen yourself on a sweet walking tour of Paris? I know I have — and you’re about to find out why you should too. This walking tour will guide you around the streets of Paris uncovering all of the city’s best pastry shops full of delicious treats and sweet etas. The aim of the tour is to give you insider knowledge into the best of Paris’ sweet scene with maximum dessert stops and minimum walking… because patience is non-existent when it comes to French pastries!


Pierre Marcolini

Let’s start our tour in the charming St Germain area, not only because it’s densely populated with Paris’ best pastry shops but also because its streets are as pretty as a postcard. The starting point of our tour will be the established chocolatier Pierre Marcolini. The heady smell of rich chocolate welcomes you through the entrance, stay for a while and buy a couple of divine chocolates or macarons to whet your appetite.

89 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France

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Gérard Mulot

Just opposite, a few strides away lies Gérard Mulot, a quintessentially Parisian pastry shop. Decide among their traditional French pastries such as Tarte au Citron, Millefeuille or Paris-Brest.

76 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France

Tarte Tropezienne

La Tarte Tropézienne 

Let’s take a little detour off Rue de Seine for a moment to discover Brigitte Bardot’s supposed favourite pastry originating from St Tropez. Fluffy brioche cake is filled with velvety cream to create the original Tarte Tropézienne. Grab a full-sized one or a mini one depending on your capacity, there are plenty more pastry stops to come. (Photo by Virginie)

3 Rue de Montfaucon, 75006 Paris



Navigate your way back to the scenic Rue de Seine and you’ll arrive at the most authentic Italian gelateria on your left: Grom. Order among the classic flavours such as creamy pistachio, zingy lemon or nutty hazelnut.

81 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France



Carrying on down the same road, take a right and you’ll arrive at the quaint sweet shop Meert specialising in classic French waffles, originally from Lille. They also sell sweet cakes, fluffy marshmallows and caramels but really the thing to take away is their signature vanilla waffle.

3 Rue Jacques Callot, 75006 Paris, France



We’ve now navigated our way down the length of Rue de Seine arriving close to the river. Now we’re going to work our way back up the parallel Rue Bonaparte. The first stop along this road is the much-celebrated Ladurée. Pop in for a few delicious macarons or a full-blown pastry if you’ve got room.

21 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France

Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé

Up for a fun little taste test? Save your recently purchased Ladurée macarons until you reach Pierre Hermé along the same road. The battle between which macaron reigns supreme has been a longstanding one and now it’s up to you to decide. If you’ve got room pick up one of Pierre Hermé’s inventive creations such as the Ispahan, Montebello or the Tarte Céleste.

72 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France

St Sulpice

Patrick Roger

A few feet away lies one of the prettiest squares in Paris: Place St Sulpice. Chocolate connoisseur Patrick Roger’s store is also located on this square. Intricate chocolate sculptures are displayed in the window and lure chocoholics inside. Grab a couple of pralines, dark ganaches and caramels for the road.

2-4 Place Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris, France

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Alain Ducasse

From one chocolate shop to another. Take the short walk back the way you came from to Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse to sample some of the best chocolate in Paris. This Michelin-starred chef has now extended his talents to chocolate and the man can do no wrong. Choose among rich bars stuffed with salted caramel, pistachio or passion fruit and coconut.

26 Rue Saint-Benoît, 75006 Paris, France

Café Pouchkine

Café Pouchkine

St Germain has recently been graced with the presence of a newly opened Café Pouchkine in the neighbourhood. This celebrated Franco-Russian pastry shop adds even more competition to the pastry scene in the area, with its sublime creations. Café Pouchkine’s tea room is the perfect place to end our pastry tour and peruse your paper bags full of sweet treats, if they haven’t all been consumed along the way.

155 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris

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    August 12, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Did you go to the Bonaparte store? It’s far less busy. The Champs Élysées store is a nuthouse, avoid that one. ( tho I can’t go to Paris and JUST have one stop at Ladurée, the airport just would not do lol)

      August 12, 2016 at 11:13 am

      Sorry that was in reply to Maxime, I did press the reply button:(

    Suzette McDonald
    August 9, 2016 at 2:06 am

    I just got back July 10….fell so deeply in love w/that area (St Germain)! Thanks so much for transporting me back to where I left my heart

    Brittany Justham
    August 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I just got back from Paris and went to the same Pierre Herme and sat at Place St Suplice eating my crepe with my macarons in my bag! I hadn’t ever heard of the square before so it was so cool to hear someone else talking about it, that day felt like a beautiful dream!

    July 28, 2016 at 7:57 am

    This sounds outrageously good. Ladurée is one of my all time faves but not for the service 🙁 I didn’t realise there was a La Tarte Tropézienne store in Paris, will definitely be visiting next time <3

    July 25, 2016 at 7:04 am

    If I were given the opportunity, I’m pretty sure I would live off of macarons!

    July 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    For those who are coeliac head straight to Helmut Newcake.
    28 rue Vignon
    75009 Paris

      July 25, 2016 at 2:50 am

      Macarons are gluten free!!!

    July 23, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    This is such a good idea! I’ll definitely be trying this out when I go to Paris next week!

    July 23, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Tried every single one of them except Meert though I really heard a lot about it 🙂 Need to check that out soon then.

    Great article, than you for sharing !

    Kenza from

    Shelby @ The Fernweh Wolf
    July 21, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    I feel dumb I never thought of a sweets walking tour! That would be amazing 😀
    The Fernweh Wolf / Travel & Lifestyle Blog

    July 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    This looks and sounds incredible, never mind delicious!

    xx Kelly

    Lost & Abroad
    July 21, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Everything looks delicious! 🙂

    July 21, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Ladurée in Paris is so unbelievably busy and hectic, we stood in line for one hour! I would recommend buying the Ladurée macarons at their store in the airport. Way more convenient, quick and just as delicious. 😉

    July 21, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Awesome post ! All this food seems really good

    tanzir tanz
    July 20, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    The cookies, cakes are looking delicious. Thanks for sharing this post 🙂

    Danielle @ Our Passport Pages
    July 20, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Sounds awesome! I might add this to my Paris to do list! 🙂

    July 20, 2016 at 4:25 am

    OHM!!! Everything looks so delicious!!! I couldn’t resist any of these.

    Personally, I can recommend Cafe Pouchkine – full of different types of pastrys – heaven inyour mouth :)))

    I invite you to visit my latest post – all about SINGAPORE :)))

    Tegan Lily
    July 20, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Such a great post! I’ve never been to Paris but it’s right at the top of my bucket list. And I do love macaroons…

    T x

    sophie nadeau
    July 20, 2016 at 2:45 am

    Paris really does have the best pastries in the world! Will have to try this walking tour…

    Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    July 19, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    yummy! at the end of this walk I’d be broke and fat:))

    July 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Paris is definitely my favorite city. Can’t believe I have missed out on so many delicious places. I wish I could go back right now!

    Renee Alexis
    July 19, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Oh wow, look at those macaroons! I suddenly am craving for one!

    July 19, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I loved how walkable Paris was! It helped with all the food I was eating for sure. Wish I had had this a couple years back, but thanks for writing it – keeping it for future ref!