City Guide: Paris

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By Katie Mascaro

Du Pain et des Idées

If you visit one patisserie in Paris, make it this one.

In this tiniest of bakeries, the vintage interior is a riot of mirrors and painted ceramic tiles that set-off the mountains of baked goods—chausson aux pommes (apple turnover), the perfect pain au chocolat, escargot-shaped pain aux raisins (the pistachio-paste version is a crowd pleaser), giant slabs of brown bread, crusty round pain de campagne, and elegant baguette flutes. The boutique alone is worth a visit and the baked goods are among the finest in Paris.

Bitesee Tip: Du Pain et des Idées is closed on weekends, so plan your visit accordingly! You won’t regret re-arranging your travel agenda around the bakery’s opening hours.

Must try:
L'Escargot Chocolat Pistache
To-Die-For / Instagrammable
Reservations: n/a
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:45 a.m.-8 p.m.; CLOSED WEEKENDS!!!
Location: 10th Arrondissement
Address: 34, rue Yves Toudic
Phone: 01 42 40 44 52
  • Metro: Jacques Bonsergent
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