Indulge your sweet tooth in Paris

Paris is any sweet tooth’s paradise. Famous for its superb patisseries, rich chocolate and super chic cupcakes, before you head to the city of light, make sure you know where to find the sweetest spots in the city!

Chocolate delight

Forget diamonds, in my opinion chocolate is every girl’s best friend. If you’re craving chocolate in Paris you can bet a chocolate shop will never be too far away. One of my favourite Parisian chocolate shops is Michel Chaudun, which can be found in the 7th arrondissement. The New York Times actually described the Michel (the chocolatier who runs the shop) as a chocolate sculptor, and it’s easy to see why. Once inside his store you’ll be delighted with the magnificent display of chocolate figurines shaped in everything from cats to the Statue of Liberty!

Michel Chaudun is at 149, rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris

Laduree Macaron Photo: Louis Beche of Flickr

Laduree Macaron

Mad for Macarons

When in France it’d be a crime not to indulge in these bright little sweet treats. Although not a personal favourite of mine, my friend dragged me along one morning to a world renowned patisserie called Laudrée, claiming she would do my washing up for a month if I didn’t enjoy the macarons from here. I then found out Laudrée were actually responsible for the creation of the macaron, so unwillingly I agreed, secretly gleeful, thinking I’d have one less chore to do for the month… Turns out they really were the best of the best. Not too sweet or overpoweringly sickly like I’d experienced before. I’ve even been back since and stood in a queue just to try them again! Definitely the best macarons I came across in Paris.

Ladurée  is at 16 -18 rue Royale Paris VIII, 21 rue Bonaparte Paris VI  and in Le Printemps department store,
64 Boulevard Haussmann Paris IX

Cup Cakes & Co, Paris Photo: with permission from Cupcakes & Co

Cup Cakes & Co, Paris

Cupcakes galore

If you’re up to date with what’s ‘très chic’ in the world of sweet treats, you’ll be sure to know that cupcakes (or as the French say, ‘le CupCake’) are the new slice of cake. Cupcakes & co is a very cute cupcake shop and café in the heart of Paris. You can chose from a few different cake flavours and each cake is more gorgeously decorated than the next.

Cupcakes & Co are at 16 rue des Tournelles 75004 Paris

French Crepes Photo: snowpea&bokchoi of Flickr

French Crepes

The Classic Crêpe

Last, but by no means least, is the all time classic French food… the crêpe. I don’t even want to try and count how many crêpes I bought and made whilst I was in Paris last year (especially as right around the corner from my Paris apartment there was a street vendor selling the most delicious crêpes). Around the city you’ll see (and smell) hundreds of street stalls and cafés selling these French pancakes. The range of toppings varies from place to place, but you can pretty much guarantee that they’ll always offer the classics, lemon and sugar, Nutella, or better yet, Nutella and banana! Mmmm…

My thanks for this article to All-Paris-Apartments.com for apartments and short-term accommodation in Paris.

Photo credits: Macaron I by Louis Beche, Cupcake by Cupcake & Co and Crepes Chocolate Banana by snowpea&bokchoi.

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    Lisa @ Gone with the Family
    May 11, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    We lined up for macarons at Ladurée as well – they were incredible!!
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      May 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Yes, I hear those Laduree macarons are legendary

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    May 12, 2012 at 7:41 am

    The last time i spent at Paris and visit Michel Chaudun, this shop always offer a treat, for the fabulous chocolates and the warm and hospitable service.
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      May 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      @ Matthew, glad the chocolates lived up to expectations

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    Karen Guttridge
    May 16, 2012 at 8:26 am

    The Parisians just seem to have the knack of presenting sweet treats so they’re truly irresistible! For me, too, macarons are not top of my list of favourites but I will try your recommendation next time I go to Paris (is that reason enough do you think to get on to booking right now…?..!)

    I also love their pastries such as pain au chocolat and croissants (especially the croissant amande, filled with a rich almond paste)

    As for crêpes – sheer heaven. Just simple lemon juice and sugar for me…

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      May 16, 2012 at 8:27 am

      @Karen – yes I know you’re a cake lover from your blog. It’s my big weakness too

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    Sherry Ott
    June 3, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Wow I’ve gone to dessert heaven! I love macaroons. I actually love to see photos of them more than I like to eat them strangely…they are just so colorful! Yum!
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    June 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    ‘le CupCake’ had me drooling, they look scrumptious!

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    If you have a moment, feel free to check it out. 🙂

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      @Loco2 Lovely post on all the Creperies, thanks for letting me know

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