The Best Places to Buy Croissants in Paris

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The Best Places to Buy Croissants in Paris

Is there anything better than eating a croissant in Paris? Indulging in buttery, flakey perfection in the city that makes them best?

There’s no shortage of places baking excellent croissants; neighborhood boulangeries work hard to please their exacting local clients. But there are a few bakeries that are a cut above.

Here are a few of our favorite places for buying croissants in Paris and other baked goods to sate your appetite. And by the way, as of May 16, a new 2022 champion has been crowned by le syndicat des Boulangers du Grand Paris (“the Bakers of Greater Paris union”). The winner of the best croissant au beurre 2022 is the Maison Carton, a boulangerie situated at 6 Boulevard de Denain in the 10th arrondissement.

Pierre Hermé

At the decadent Pierre Hermé, which has multiple shops throughout Paris, including in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, you’ll find the delicious Ispahan croissant. The Ipsahan croissant is a symphony of flavors, including rose, litchi, and raspberry. It was created by Pierre Hermé, who has been called the “Picasso of Pastries,” and it’s easy to see why. His signature croissant has been called “one of the tastiest croissants on Earth.”

Laurent Duchêne

Laurent Duchêne is Vogue’s number one pick for croissants, and it’s hard to argue with an ultimate arbiter of taste like Vogue. The magazine calls it “the number one spot for the best croissants in Paris.” Laurent Duchêne’s boulangerie is found in the Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood, and the buttery croissants – which can be purchased with different swirls and spreads – are the ultimate way to enjoy a tasty pastry treat. And you won’t just find croissants here, but rather – an abundance of decadent and tasty treats!

Duchêne’s excellence has been duly noted, too. He earned the craftsman award of Meilleur Ouvrier de France for his baking achievements.

Addresses: 2, rue Wurtz, 75013 Paris
238, rue Convention, 75015
45, Rue Raymond du Temple in Vincennes

Boulangerie L’Essentiel Blanqui – Anthony Bosson

Boulangerie L’Essentiel from Anthony Bosson, an artisanal boulanger of Paris, has multiple locations throughout the City of Light. Bosson’s innovative style doesn’t extend just to croissants, either. This renowned baker also produces incredible brioches, viennoiseries, pain versot, and more.

Addresses: 73 boulevard Auguste Blanqui, 75013
2 Rue Mouffetard, 75005
254 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012
89 Bis rue Tolbiac, 75013

Blé Sucré

At the ever-adorable Blé Sucré, you’ll discover a treasure trove of bakery delights, including mouthwatering croissants that are just the right amount of flaky and airy. The only dilemma will be deciding what to buy!

Address: 7 rue Antoine Vollon, 75012

Cyril Lignac

Another chef who’s noted for excellence is Cyril Lignac. A TV star, Lignac has an array of popular restaurants in Paris, including a bakery. Lignac uses a special brand of flour, Minoterie Viron, which is famous for its top-notch quality. The light and airy croissants produced by Lignac are nothing short of heavenly.

Address: 133 rue de Sèvres, 75006

 

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La Maison d’Isabelle

Another prize-winner, La Maison d’Isabelle is a beloved spot in the 5th arrondissement. The croissants at this Paris boulangerie counter are buttery, sweet, and award-winning. This Latin Quarter bakery won the 2018 prize for “best butter croissant in Paris,” so you know it’s good and tasty!

Address: 47ter Bd Saint-Germain, 75005

Dominique Saibron

Dominique Saibron creates out-of-this-world croissants and tasty treats that will have you coming back for more again and again! Dominique Saibron boasts a long list of loyal fans and patrons who continue to come back for more. This boulangerie opened in 2009, and the croissants here undergo a 12-hour fermentation process and use of specialty butter, which makes them truly unforgettable.

Address: 77 Av. du Général Leclerc, 75014

 

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La Fabrique Aux Gourmandises

This boulangerie won first prize in the 2021 Prix de la Galette d’IDF, and its award-winning croissants are also impeccable. Get yourself over to the 14th toute de suite to taste them. Tip: Enjoy your purchase in the nearby Parc Montsouris.

Address: 82 Rue de l’Amiral Mouchez, 75014

Des Gâteaux et du Pain

At Des Gateaux et du Pain, you’ll find treats of every shape, size, and flavor. There are also seasonal creations which are almost too beautiful to eat, like Pamplemousse Rosa, Moelleux Marrons, and more. If you’re feeling creative and adventurous, snag a copy of their cookbook, Des Gâteaux & Des Saisons, to try your hand at some of the recipes yourself. It includes a whopping 68 baked goods recipes which are sure to delight.

Address: 63 Blvd Pasteur, 75015

 

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Anne McCarthy is a contributing writer to BBC News, Teen Vogue, The Telegraph, Dance Magazine, and more. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Westminster and is the Editor in Chief of Fat Tire Tours’ travel blog. She lives in New York City.