How to Order at a French Bakery like a Local: A Guide to Paris’ Pastries and Bread

How to Order at a French Bakery like a Local: A Guide to Paris’ Pastries and Bread

Paris simply wouldn’t be Paris without its bakeries and pastry shops; they’re a necessity of French life. Not sampling all the amazing things they have to offer during your trip would be a crime against humanity! That’s why we’ve put together this guide on how to order at a French bakery, including tips & tricks that only the locals know! ... Read More

Climbing the Everest of Baking: French Macarons

Climbing the Everest of Baking: French Macarons

French macarons are notoriously difficult to make and the learning process can seem like a never-ending struggle. Madelyn teamed up with her daughter Alexia in an attempt to recreate Pierre Hermé’s famous chocolate-passionfruit macaron. See the hilarious failures and eventual triumph that ensued, and get some baking tips too! ... Read More

Five Thrilling Things to Do in Paris this Halloween

Five Thrilling Things to Do in Paris this Halloween

If you think Halloween is only an American holiday, think again! We’ve put together a list of five chilling, exciting and delicious activities for you to enjoy. From eerie tours through the Catacombs to baking yummy jack-o-lantern shaped pastries, read more about these amazing, family friendly experiences for the Halloween season! ... Read More

Recipe for Gratin de Fraises au Sabayon de Champagne

Recipe for Gratin de Fraises au Sabayon de Champagne

A gorgeous dessert made with the very best strawberries – gariguettes. It’s a family favorite, especially when these wonderfully sweet strawberries appear in the Paris open-air markets. ... Read More

Savoring the Sweet Life in Paris – Interview with David Lebovitz

Savoring the Sweet Life in Paris – Interview with David Lebovitz

It’s no secret that at Paris Perfect we adore French pastries and desserts, and we know many of you are just same! We’re thrilled to share an interview with one of our favorite cookbook authors and Paris pastry experts – David Lebovitz. He answered a few of the questions we’ve been dying to ask about the Parisian pastry scene, favorite things about his new home and the charms of daily life in Paris. ... Read More

The Art of the Patisserie

The Art of the Patisserie

Pastry Shops near our Paris Rentals ... Read More

Original and Fun Pastries

Original and Fun Pastries

Look at the work to make these darling milk chocolate and dark chocolate ladybugs to celebrate spring… Completely edible with chocolate coating on the outside of a white sponge cake, sitting on their little yellow flower petals made out of marzipan…  Quel travail! These are from Lenotre, one of the undisputed pastry makers in France. ... Read More

Better Than Jewelry Stores: I Love Pastry Shops in Paris!

Better Than Jewelry Stores: I Love Pastry Shops in Paris!

Tartes and whipped concoctions, each one a work of art.  It’s so exciting when the shop lets me take pictures!  These beautifully colored pastries feature unusual combinations of flavors such as pistachios and  fruits.  The employees were nice enough to let me lift my camera over the showcase (not the case with Lenôtre below). ... Read More

The Incomparable Pastries of Lenôtre

The Incomparable Pastries of Lenôtre

The incomparable Lenôtre. When I take the Metro to Ecole Militaire, I take the exit nearest their shop so I can oogle over the displays in the windows. It’s like a great fashion show to me. Wow, what originality, what colors and tastes! Look at the round pink cake: so chic and so … Chanel! ... Read More

My Favorite Photos of Paris …. Pastries!

My Favorite Photos of Paris …. Pastries!

This delicious shop is located next to our daughter’s orthodontist in the 17th arrondissement. Consistently good quality and selection. It’s our treat to stop by here for a quiche and dessert after she gets her braces tightened. ... Read More

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