The Best Pastry Shops on Rue Saint Dominique!

The Best Pastry Shops on Rue Saint Dominique!

Pastry shops and bakeries abound in Paris – there’s practically one on every street corner. Since we love the 7th arrondissement so much, and know that many of our guests prefer to stay in this area near the Eiffel Tower, we’ve compiled a list of the best pastry shops along Rue Saint Dominique! ... Read More

How to Order Like a Local at a French Boulangerie

How to Order Like a Local at a French Boulangerie

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

100% Vegan Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La!

100% Vegan Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La!

Step inside the magnificent Shangri-La Hotel and enjoy a 100% vegan afternoon tea that combines French “art de vivre” with Asian hospitality. The ingenious dairy-free and refined sugar-free pastries are just as enjoyable as traditional ones, so whether you adhere to a plant-based diet or not, this is a wonderful spot for afternoon tea! ... 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

The Best Bûches de Noël of the 2016 Holiday Season!

The Best Bûches de Noël of the 2016 Holiday Season!

Every single year during the holiday season, the best pastry chefs all around Paris reveal their much-anticipated Bûches de Noël, or yule logs. This year, there are some truly magnificent bûches to choose from, from Angelina’s White Peacock to Foucade’s gluten-free version. Any of these would make for a stunning centerpiece to your holiday dessert table! ... Read More

The Most Unique Pastries of Paris in One Shop!

The Most Unique Pastries of Paris in One Shop!

Many of the most innovative pastry chefs in the world reside in Paris, selling their incredible creations in their own respective pastry shops. But what if the best pastries from chefs around the city were brought into one single shop on the famous Rue Montorguieil? That’s exactly what has happened at the brand new Fou de Pâtisserie! ... Read More

Our Favorite Gluten Free Restaurants & Bakeries in Paris

Our Favorite Gluten Free Restaurants & Bakeries in Paris

Guests are always asking us if there are any gluten-free options in Paris, and we’re here to tell you – YES! From traditional Parisian pastries to hearty breads and delicious lunches, Paris has jumped on the bandwagon with plenty to offer those with a gluten intolerance. Be sure to bookmark this list for your next trip to Paris! ... Read More

A Closer Look at Ladurée’s Newest Macaron Boxes

A Closer Look at Ladurée’s Newest Macaron Boxes

Maison Ladurée’s most recent collaboration with Australian illustrator Kerrie Hess brings together all the best elements of the Parisian dream: beauty, femininity, fashion and of course, macarons. Come take a closer look at her exclusive, limited edition designs, and learn the fascinating history behind this world-renowned pastry shop and the adorable pastel-colored confections they create! ... Read More

The Amazing & Unique Cream Puffs of La Maison du Chou

The Amazing & Unique Cream Puffs of La Maison du Chou

There’s never a shortage of pastries in Paris, but not all are created equal. At La Maison du Chou, where cream puffs are filled before your very eyes, the balance between sugar and flavor has been perfected. Head over to their newest location on the village-like Île-Saint-Louis to satisfy your sweet tooth in the shadow of Notre Dame! ... Read More

Say Happy Mother’s Day with Flowers, French Delicacies & More!

Say Happy Mother’s Day with Flowers, French Delicacies & More!

Surprising Mom with a trip to Paris is one way to celebrate Mother’s Day, but why not go the extra mile with some exclusive guest services? Have your Paris apartment fridge stocked with French goodies before arrival, or go the classic route with fresh flowers and pastries – all hand delivered by your very own Paris Perfect Travel Design Team! ... Read More

Madelyn’s Favorite Pastry Shop in the 7th Arrondissement

Madelyn’s Favorite Pastry Shop in the 7th Arrondissement

Every morning, on her way to finish up design details at Place Dauphine, Madelyn stops into her favorite bakery to pick up some lunch. What she finds herself doing instead is drooling over all the amazing pastries in the desert cases! Come along with Madelyn inside Les Gourmandises d’Eiffel, one of the best pastry shops in the 7th arrondissement! ... Read More

Whipped Cream Heaven Can Be Found on Rue Cler!

Whipped Cream Heaven Can Be Found on Rue Cler!

Believe it or not, there’s a café on Rue Cler dedicated entirely to the art of whipped cream! It’s called Maison de la Chantilly and it’s fabulous. If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth, but you’ve already had your fill of traditional Parisian pastries, be sure to stop here for some light, fluffy, whipped goodness! ... Read More

Five Paris Valentine’s Day Activities For Everyone to Enjoy!

Five Paris Valentine’s Day Activities For Everyone to Enjoy!

You don’t have to have a ring on your finger to enjoy the romance of Valentine’s day, especially when you’re in Paris! The city itself radiates romance through its architecture, divine foods and overwhelming beauty. Although Paris is fabulous for lovers, anybody can celebrate their love of Paris in so many sweet ways. From tempting treats to early blossoms read on to find out our five favorite Parisian Valentine’s Day activities! ... Read More

Tasting the Best Parisian Chocolate with an Expert Guide

Tasting the Best Parisian Chocolate with an Expert Guide

The Paris Perfect team tried out the Paris Chocolate Tour from Context Travel, and we had a delightful, indulgent time! We tasted the best chocolate, macarons and pastries in Paris, and got the inside scoop and historical background from our expert guide. Come take a walk down chocolate lane with us! ... Read More

Pretty Pastries of Paris – The 7 Best Sweets to Sample!

Pretty Pastries of Paris – The 7 Best Sweets to Sample!

Do you know your Religieuse from your Millefeuille? Or how about your Paris Brest from your Opera cake? Well don’t worry, you don’t need to speak any French to know the language of pastry. We sat down with Jill Colonna – acclaimed cookbook author and authority on all things sweet – to get a deeper look at these French confections! ... Read More

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