a citizen's guide to Parisian bakeries

pastry paradise

Ever strolled through Paris and BAM! Your nose gets hit with the heavenly scent of warm pastries? It's like an open invite to bakery-hop all day long. Picture biting into buttery, flaky croissants and indulging in dreamy éclairs—Paris is a dreamland for anyone who loves a sweet treat. So, if you're down for a taste bud adventure, just follow your nose and let the pastry party start! Each bite not only satisfies your sweet cravings but also tells a tale of tradition and artistry, making every pastry an experience to remember. After indulging in the sweetest treats Paris has to offer, when it's time to give your feet a break, we've got you covered. With citizenM hotels spread throughout Paris, you're never far from the comfiest beds in the city.

best croissants in Paris

Ah France! The land of love, fashion, and —who could forget— mouthwatering croissants! Paris, with its charming streets and cozy bakeries, is croissant heaven. Ready to dive into a buttery adventure?

First stop, Des Gateaux et du Pain, where pastry chef Claire Damon creates croissants fit for royalty. With organic ingredients straight from local farms, they'd even make a king drool.

Next up? La Maison d’Isabelle, tucked away in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Not only did they snag the title for the best croissants in Paris in 2018, but Vogue also listed them as a must-visit in 2022. They're basically croissant royalty!

And last but not least, Boulangerie Utopie, where they're rewriting the croissant playbook with their sourdough spin. These gems, made with top-notch butter and a dash of honey, are flaky perfection.

So, whether you're a local Parisian or a curious traveler, these bakeries need to be on your must-visit list. Exploring Paris through its croissants? That's a tasty adventure you'll remember forever!

oldest patisserie in Paris

Step into the oldest patisserie in Paris and enjoy a sweet or savory treat at this historical gem. Stohrer has been making French pastries since 1730, and its interior is almost as pretty as its desserts. Fun fact: the same artist who decorated the famous Opera Garnier also designed the place. Talk about a plastry palace! The bakery is named after its founder, Nicolas Stohrer who was none other than King Louis' pastry chef. So, what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to pastries fit for a king! There's something for every taste bud, and if you still can't choose go for their baba au rhum, which was invented by Stohrer himself. Can't get enough? Our citizenM Paris Opera hotel is just a few streets away, so you can go back as often as your heart desires.

must-try bakeries


Step into Mamiche, the go-to neighborhood bakery where locals line up for their fix in the Paris Opera neighborhood. In this very pastry and loaf of bread is handcrafted by skillful artisans. Freshly made and high in demand means their stock can be limited. So don't hit snooze! Mamiche has treats worth waking up early for.

Chambelland Boulangerie

Jump into gluten-free goodness at Chambelland Boulangerie, where Paris discovers a whole new world of deliciousness. With a great selection of gluten-free breads, cakes, cookies, and pastries, Chambelland is shaking things up in the city of love. Whether you're gluten-sensitive or simply up for a tasty adventure, Chambelland invites you to explore the magic of gluten-free treats!

Du Pain et des Idées

Meet Du Pain et des Idées, where rustic French charm meets wholesome goodness! Treat yourself to their artisanal bread and one-of-a-kind pastries, all freshly made in house. From their famous pain des amis to sheavenly brioche and decadent chocolate treats, their baked goods are worth writing home about. And with their commitment to using the best ingredients from organic farms, you can savour every bite guilt-free.

love at first bite: best macarons in Paris

Macarons are like little bites of joy! These sweet treats are known worldwide for being super tasty and oh-so-soft. But Paris? They've perfected the art of macaron bliss! The city is famous for its incredible bakeries and pastry chefs who are experts at making the most delicious macarons.

When you're in Paris, you can't miss the macarons from Ladurée. They're like drops of heaven in your mouth! These almond meringue shells are filled with flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and other seasonal treats like chestnut and lavender. Ladurée has been making these yummy creations since way back in 1862, and their original tea salon is just a quick walk from our citizenM Paris Champs-Élysées hotel. Trust us, each bite is a little moment of pure luxury.

sweet dreams in Paris

The sweetest dreams await you at citizenM hotels in Paris, the ultimate haven for indulgence and relaxation after a day filled with bakery delights. After a day of bakery bliss, our cozy beds are here to tuck you in for a pastry-filled slumber. Dream of croissants and eclairs, and wake up in the perfect location for more tasty adventures – bon appétit and bonne nuit!

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