Sebastien Gaudard Patisserie & Tea Salon
Cuisine: European, French
He was voted France's best pastry chef in 2012 and ever since, his pastry shops in Paris have taken off. This location is particularly charming given that it is just across the street from the... Read More
He was voted France's best pastry chef in 2012 and ever since, his pastry shops in Paris have taken off. This location is particularly charming given that it is just across the street from the Tuileries and the Louvre Museum. The pastry shop greets you as you enter on street-level with its old-fashioned glass counter and display cases reminiscent of sweet childhood memories. The tea room is upstairs and offers seating overlooking the golden statue of Joan of Arc and also the Tuilerie gardens. These pastries are the embodiment of lightness and finesse. You won't walk away feeling any heaviness or lingering aftertaste of overly sweet. Though your arms might be laden with lots of goodies since the shop also offers chocolates, jars of Baba au Rhum pastries soaked in rum syrup, and other sweet nothings. And of course the pastries - must try's are the Montblanc and the Mussipontain.
- Patisseries: "The best way to enjoy this experience is to select your fine pastries from the glass enclosed pastry display case downstairs, then wander upstairs to the tea salon. The quiet calm of this space offers a cocoon-like respite from the busy city. In this fashion, enjoying a fine French patisserie becomes something of a sweet ritual."
- Best for Patisseries Because: Here you'll find an old-fashioned French pastry shop that has been re-created by a young, hip French pastry chef, as he remembers from his childhood.