French patisserie

French patisserie

Daily program with the “must see” and “must try”.

9 desserts you must try when travelling to Paris

France cafe macaronsYou are finally flying to the city of lights! How exciting! You‘ve booked your cheap flights to Paris and you are about to make a daily program with the “must see” and “must try”. France is home to the world famous Lenôtre School and French pastry chefs have created many notable desserts. If this is your first time travelling to Paris, you have to try the following French classics!

  1. Croissants: Light and flaky, this viennoiserie-pastry is at the top of the buttery baked goods. Truth is that no one can make croissants like the French. If you travel to Paris, make sure to try the high quality croissants at Michel Lyczak's shop (68 Rue Paul Vaillant Couturier, 92240 Malakoff)
  2. Crepes: A French crepe is a typical snack that you will get from the street stands and creperies of Paris. There are many varieties and flavors, but if you want to have the “real thing”, go for a beurre-sucre (butter and sugar) one! Some of the best crepes in Paris are found in Montparnasse neighborhood.
  3. Macarons: One thing that you shouldn’t miss when you travel to Paris, is to try these delicious almond meringue shells with buttercream or ganache. A true French delight available in many flavors and colors! Pierre Hermé and Maison Ladurée are Paris’ favorites. Get a box from each for you and your loved ones back at home.
  4. Madeleine: A French sponge cake with a shell-like shape and buttery flavor. You can try the simple recipe or some others that include almonds and lemon zest.
  5. France creme bruleeCreme brulee: A popular French dessert that is also known as crema catalana. It consists of a smooth, creamy custard base topped with a thin layer of hard and crunchy caramel. Choose a high quality restaurant or brasserie where chefs know how to balance the flavors and textures in order to achieve the perfect Crème brûlée. If you have the time, make a reservation online as soon as you book your cheap flight to Paris to avoid lines and waiting lists.
  6. Floating island: Île flottante is another delicious dessert that you have to order when you dine at Paris’ restaurants and brasseries. It is actually a foaming meringue floating on vanilla custard (crème anglaise) with caramel and pralines. Yummy!
  7. Fondue au chocolat: Chocolate lovers will love this rich and luscious delight. Treat yourself to fresh fruits and marshmallows dipped in melted chocolate and satisfy your sweet tooth!
  8. Mille-feuille: A “thousand-leaf” dessert that you shouldn’t miss during your trip to Paris! Also known as “Napoleon”, it is made up of crème pâtissière or whipped cream, three layers of puff pastry and dusted with powdered sugar and roasted almonds. In other variations, the top layer is glazed with icing and chocolate strips.
  9. Eclair: Its means “flash of lightening” and it is an oblong pastry filled with custard cream, whipped cream or other fillings and coated with fondant icing or caramel. Eclair took its name from the fact that it is eaten quickly -in a flash- and it the ideal treat for mini breaks during your sightseeing tours in Paris!