Best croissants in Paris

Crispy and Tasty: Find The Best Croissants in Paris in Each District

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Okay, so you’re in Paris wandering in the streets with your brand new beret, trying to replicate scenes from Emily in Paris, or just going from one museum to another. But you can’t experience the real Paris without eating one of the best things French people have created, the croissants! So even if you could go to any random bakery, we want you to experience the best. That’s why we compiled a list of the 26 places to eat the best croissants in Paris (at least one in each district!). That way doesn’t matter where you are in the city, you’ll always be close to this tasteful pastry! Let’s dive in!

Where to eat croissants in Paris (1st district)

Best croissant in Paris
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Pierre Herme – Cambon


Named the best pastry chef in the world by the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” ranking in 2016, Pierre Hermé is a reference in France. His boutique on rue Cambon, in an upscale district of the capital, is the perfect place to taste his signature “Ispahan” croissant. It’s a rose-flavored almond paste croissant with a compote made with raspberries and litchis on the inside, YUMMY!


Pierre Hermé Cambon: 46 rue Cambon, 75001 Paris

Best bakeries in Paris (2nd district)

Where to eat the best croissants in Paris
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Stohrer – Montorgueil


A veritable Parisian institution since 1730, Stohrer offers excellent croissants in several elegant boutiques. Nevertheless, in our opinion, the best remains the historic shop on rue Montorgueil. If you’re in the neighborhood and looking for the best croissants, check it out and you won’t be disappointed!


Stohrer Montorgueil: 51 rue Montorgueil, 75002 Paris

Bo et Mie – Turbigo


In a totally different atmosphere, more modern and relaxed, there is Bo et Mie. They have several shops in Paris and even one in Barcelona! There you can enjoy one of the best croissants in Paris in a relaxing atmosphere, with free wifi and music.


Bo et Mie Turbigo: 18 Rue de Turbigo, 75002 Paris

Where to eat croissants in Paris (3rd district)

Best bakery in Paris
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Tout autour du pain


A Parisian bakery of yesteryear, founded in 1859 and with real know-how. Located very close to the Place de la Republique.


Tout autour du Pain: 134 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris

Best bakery in Paris (4th district)

Where to eat croissant in Paris
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Au Petit Versailles du Marais


A bakery and a tea room with classic decoration in the heart of one of our favorite neighborhoods, Le Marais.


Au Petit Versailles du Marais: 1 Rue Tiron, 75004 Paris

Where to eat croissants in Paris (5th district)

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La Maison d’Isabelle


Winner of the best croissant in the Ile de France region in 2018, La Maison d’Isabelle is a well-known bakery on Boulevard Saint Germain. Be sure to stop by when you’re in the neighborhood!


La Maison d’Isabelle: 47ter Bd Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris

Best bakery in Paris (6th district)

Photo credit: Poilâne

Poilâne – Saint Germain des Prés


Poilane is a French family bakery created in 1932 and which now has five shops in Paris and one in London. At Poilane, the products are selected for their quality, both in terms of respect for the environment and taste and nutrition. This guarantees you, in addition to their know-how, to eat delicious croissants.


Poilane Saint Germain des Prés: 8 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris

Where to eat croissants in Paris (7th district)

Best croissants in Paris
Photo credit: Des Gâteaux et du Pain

Des Gâteaux et du Pain


Located in one of the most prestigious areas of Paris is the oldest store of Des Gâteaux et du Pain. If you’re in the area during your trip (to be honest we’re pretty sure you will be!), make yourself a gift a go try their croissants! Here’s what Chef Claire Damon is saying about her philosophy: “For me, pastry is an offering. She must be greedy and generous”. We don’t know about you, but when we read this we’re ready to eat!


Des Gâteaux et du Pain: 89 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris

Best bakery in Paris (8th district)

Best croissants in Paris
Photo credit: Maison Hecht

Maison Hecht


Maison Hecht is a renowned bakery in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. With its beautiful earthenware on the facade, you won’t be able to miss it if you pass through the neighborhood. Depending on when you arrive, you may have the opportunity to taste your croissant on the small terrace of this bakery in the purest French tradition.


Maison Hecht: 86 Rue du Rocher, 75008 Paris

Where to eat croissants in Paris (9th district)

Best croissants in Paris
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Mamiche Condorcet


Mamiche is maybe the coolest bakery in Paris! Just have a look at their website and you’ll see why they are different from others. Mamiche makes it a point of honor to manufacture all their products in an artisanal way. Thanks to this, all products are unique and produced in small quantities to ensure the best quality.


Mamiche Condorcet: 45 rue Condorcet, 75009 Paris

Gana Clichy


At Gana, everything is made in an ancestral way, with recipes that have been passed down for 5 generations. This bakery is really special because it allows you to see in real-time how what you are going to eat is made. Gana is a safe bet when you want to eat one of the best croissants in Paris.


Gana Clichy: 65 rue de Clichy, 75009 Paris

Best bakeries in Paris (10th district)

Best Bakery 10th arrondissement

Du Pain et des Idées


A little further east, at the corner of rue de Marseille and rue Yves Toudic, there is an artisanal bakery with a beautiful storefront. This is Du Pain et des Idées. If you go there, you’ll see that it’s a bakery in the purest French tradition. They prepare the best croissants in Paris with raw materials, mostly from organic farming.


Du Pain et des Idées: 34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris

Carton


Carton is a family and artisanal bakery since 1956. Since that date, the Carton family has had only one obsession, to offer high-quality products. And if you have the opportunity to taste one of their croissants, you will see that they keep their promise!


Carton: 6 boulevard de Denain, 75010 Paris

Where to eat croissants in Paris (11th district)

Best bakery in Paris
Photo credit: Boulangerie Utopie

La Patisserie by Cyril Lignac – Paul Bert


Cyril Lignac is a renowned French chef who even has his own TV show. At La Patisserie by Cyril Lignac, you’re 100 percent sure to find high-quality products. Whether you want a croissant or even another pastry.


La Patisserie Paul Bert: 24 rue Paul Bert, 75011 Paris

Boulangerie Utopie


In the 11th arrondissement of Paris is also the Utopie bakery. A small neighborhood bakery, typically French, was founded by two friends. Don’t be surprised if you see all the Parisians in the neighborhood queuing up for their croissants and other delicacies!


Boulangerie Utopie: 20 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris

Best bakery in Paris (12th district)

Best croissants in Paris
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L’essentiel Daumesnil


The bakery L’essentiel Daumesnil is a good place to taste quality croissants very close to the catacombs of Paris. Like all the bakeries on this list, they use high-quality products for their delicious creations.

L’essentiel Daumesnil: 254 Av. Daumesnil, 75012 Paris

Where to eat croissants in Paris (13th district)

Laurent Duchene Bakery
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Laurent Duchene


Laurent Duchene is a renowned French pastry chef. He offers in his bakery a fresh and generous pastry with homemade products, in a refined atmosphere. Its croissant was voted the best croissant in the region in 2012, and if you taste it, you’ll know why!


Laurent Duchene Paris 13: 2 Rue Wurtz, 75013 Paris

Best bakery in Paris (14th district)

Tasty croissanf in Paris
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La Fabrique Aux Gourmandises


Winner of the best croissant in Paris in 2019, La Fabrique Aux Gourmandises is an artisanal bakery located in the 14th arrondissement, very close to Parc Montsouris. Translated in English, La Fabrique Aux Gourmandises would mean “the delicacies factory” and believe us, they deserve this name!


La Fabrique aux Gourmandises: 82 Rue de l’Amiral Mouchez, 75014 Paris

Where to eat croissants in Paris (15th district)

Maison Landemaine Bakery
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Maison Landemaine – Cambronne


Maison Landemaine Cambronne is a modern and refined bakery located a few hundred meters from the Champs de Mars. Thanks to the success of the products offered and their unrivaled quality, Maison Landemaine now has 19 bakeries in Paris, as well as 4 in Tokyo!


Maison Landemaine Cambronne: 7 Place Cambronne, 75015 Paris

Best bakeries in Paris (16th district)

Best croissants in Paris
Photo credit: Maison Kuntz

Maison Kuntz


More than a bakery, Maison Kuntz is a meeting place where smells and products will take you on a journey. In addition to their know-how, their state of mind forces them always to give the best of themselves to offer the best to their customers.


Kuntz Paris : 2 Rue Guy de Maupassant, 75016 Paris

Maison Julambre


Maison Julambre is a modern neighborhood bakery, located a few hundred meters from the Champs Elysées, and offers quality products. They offer different types of croissants (plain, brownie, pistachio, etc.) to satisfy all gourmets!

Maison Julambre: 33 Rue Lauriston, 75016 Paris

Where to eat croissants in Paris (17th district)

Bacillus bakery in Paris
Photo credit: Boulangerie Bacillus

Bacillus


Bacillus is a chic artisan bakery that has been open since 2019. They offer classic and reinvented homemade organic bread and pastries. As photographers, we love their storefronts at least as much as their croissants! If you wish, you will have the opportunity to enjoy them on the terrace.

Bacillus: 100 Rue des Dames, 75017 Paris

Best bakeries in Paris (18th district)

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Photo credit: Le Grenier à Pain

Le Grenier à Pain – Abbesses


Le Grenier à Pain Abesses is a bakery offering pastries in a warm setting with a traditional oven in the Montmartre district. Despite being a chain of bakeries (they are present in several countries), their taste for excellence and sharing means that we can’t help recommending their croissants and other products!


Le Grenier à Pain Abesses: 38 Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris

Pain Pain


With its beautiful colorful storefront, Pain Pain is undoubtedly one of the prettiest bakeries in the 18th arrondissement. And in addition, thanks to the care they take in selecting their raw materials, and their know-how, their products are awesome!


Pain Pain: 8 rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris

Where to eat croissants in Paris (19th district)

Best bakery in Paris
Photo credit: Boulangerie Milligramme

Boulangerie Milligramme


Right next to the Buttes Chaumont is Boulangerie Milligramme. A modernly decorated bakery well known in the neighborhood for the quality of its products. The little extra? We love being able to watch the bakers prepare pastries from the street thanks to the large bay window.


Boulangerie Milligramme: 3-5 Rue du Plateau, 75019 Paris

Best bakery in Paris (20th district)

Boulangerie le 57


Boulangerie le 57 is a neat and refined neighborhood bakery. The croissants are shiny and crispy, but don’t miss the other pastries either! Their team is very welcoming and may make you want to eat there even if you have other plans.


Boulangerie le 57: 57 Rue d’Avron, 75020 Paris

And that’s how we end this curated list of the best places to eat the most delicious croissants while you’re in Paris! As Paris photographers, we created this list for our hungry couples! You know, a photo session at sunrise always makes you hungry 🙂 So even if we didn’t take your photos, we hope this article will be useful to you! And if ever you’re looking for a Paris photographer after your croissant, feel free to check out our work and contact us! We would be happy to help you get beautiful memories.

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