You Can Stop Searching: These Are the 6 Best Croissants in Paris

It’s a common fact that no Parisian breakfast would be complete without a croissant… or two!

But while it’s hard to find a bad bakery in the city, when it comes to pastries, you should only settle for the greatest.

Amazing news: you can stop searching now! We’ve done all the work and gone on a mission to find the best croissant in Paris. The best part? We’re sharing the results with you. Here are 6 exquisite croissants that you’ll want to devour until the very last crumb!

It's hard to narrow down the best croissants in Paris, but we were happy to take on the challenge! Here's our definitive countdown.

1. Maison Pichard

A family business for over 20 years, Maison Pichard is the ideal place to go for a traditional, yet memorable croissant. A few years back, owner and baker Frédéric Pichard won an award for best croissant in Paris, and a single bite into his perfectly flaky and airy creation will tell you just why.

Be sure to drop by Maison Pichard as their buttery beauties will not leave you indifferent!

Maison Pichard is home to some of the best croissants in Paris. They've even won awards!
Follow the scent of fresh-baked croissants to your nearest bakery and dig in.

2. Café Pouchkine

Take your breakfast or tea break to a whole new level with a croissant from Café Pouchkine. Located on the Place de la Madeleine, this elegant café will charm you with its sophisticated salons, stylish ambiance, and most importantly, its almighty croissant a la vanille.

Traditional-looking on the outside, the appetizing golden treat is bound to win you over with its subtle but distinct bourbon vanilla filling.

Insider’s Tip: pair it with a scrumptious hot chocolate. You’ll think you’ve died and gone straight to croissant heaven!

Café Pouchkine is home to some of the best croissants in Paris.
Few pleasures in life rival that of a freshly baked croissant.

3. Stohrer: Best Almond Croissant in Paris

Nestled on the lively rue Montorgueil, Stohrer’s first claim to fame is as the oldest pâtisserie in the city. The legendary establishment was founded in 1730 by King Louis XV’s pastry chef, Nicolas Stohrer, and is known to make the best almond croissant in Paris.

Wait no more and get in line with the regulars to try this heavenly pastry. It is lightly dusted with icing sugar and heavy with delicious almond cream. Simply to die for!

Stohrer is home to some of the best croissants in Paris. We especially love the almond flavored treats!
You can’t leave Paris without trying the iconic almond croissants at Stohrer. Photo credit: darwin Bell

4. Laurent Duchêne

The MOF or “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” is a prestigious title awarded to the best craftsmen in the country. What better place to buy your pastries than from one of the few celebrated winners, Laurent Duchêne? Located in the 13th arrondissement, his bakery is worth checking out for the croissants alone.

For a truly decadent treat, though, you’ll not want to miss the exquisite croissant au chocolat: tender layers of dough covered in rich chocolate, with a praline filling you won’t soon forget!

5. Du Pain et des Idées

Situated just a few steps from the scenic Canal St Martin, Du Pain et des Idées is just the place you’ll want to visit after skipping stones on the river Seine in true Amélie style.

Here, the bread and pastries are made with skill and expertise by master boulanger Christophe Vasseur. The acclaimed artisan baker is famous for only using high-quality ingredients, so his croissants are pure butter and pure bliss!

It's hard to narrow down the best croissants in Paris, but a worthwhile challenge all the same.
Why limit yourself to just one croissant when you can have several? Photo credit: traaf

6. La Maison d’Isabelle: Best Croissant in Paris 2018

In the heart of the Latin Quarter, La Maison d’Isabelle specializes in baked goods made with organic butter and flour. The award-winning croissants are perfectly puffy, deliciously flaky, and a pleasure to indulge in no matter the time of day. Don’t take our word for it though—Maison d’Isabelle took home the 2018 top prize for the best croissant in Paris. If you’re still not convinced, they also boast some of the best baguettes in Paris.

Address: 47ter Boulevard Saint-Germain

If you couldn’t tell, we’re pretty crazy about our croissants here at Devour Paris. But we know how to share the love, and that’s why one of our favorite croissants in town is just one of the tastes you’ll experience on our Ultimate Paris Food Tour. Join us for a fun- and food-filled morning as we make our way to some of the most storied establishments in Le Marais, discovering the Paris few tourists get to see.

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