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Gourmet stroll in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Visit of Saint-Germain-des-Prés through the great pastry and chocolate makers

If Saint-Germain-des-Prés is no longer the center of the Parisian artistic life, it remains a central point for gastronomy. Indeed, one will find in this district the greatest pastry cooks or chocolate makers of Paris: Georges Larnicol, Ladurée, Pierre Hermé... Sometimes one has more the impression to be in front of industrialists of pastry making than of true craftsmen. The best pastry chef is undoubtedly Pierre Hermé the "King of macaroon" he just got the title of best pastry chef in the world in 2016.

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Georges Larnicol

Georges Larnicol
At 132 bd St Germain, in the 6th arrondissement, there is a store of Georges Larnicol, one of the best workers in France. Of Breton origin, all his production is made in Melgven in the South Finistère.

Georges Larnicol

Georges Larnicol
The chocolates are self-service. The house also produces cookies (Kouignettes, Kouign Amann...). To taste absolutely, the chocolate sculptures for Christmas or Easter.

La Belle-iloise Cannery

La Belle-iloise Cannery
At 7, Rue de l'Ancienne-Comédie, in the 6th arrondissement, you will find the only La Belle Iloise cannery in Paris. The belle-iloise cannery is located near the fishing port of Quiberon.

La Belle-iloise Cannery

La Belle-iloise Cannery
There are fish soups and products based on tuna, sardines and mackerel. Try the sardines in olive oil and the products for aperitifs.

Meert

Meert
At 3 Rue Jacques Callot, in the 6th district, you can find one of the stores of the famous pastry shop from Lille. The sign offers pastries and chocolates.

Meert

Meert
The flagship product is the Meert waffle. It is not a traditional waffle. It is in fact a flat waffle filled with sugar, butter and Madagascar vanilla.

Ladurée Bonaparte

Ladurée Bonaparte
At 21 rue Bonaparte in the 6th arrondissement, you can find one of the Parisian stores of Ladurée (opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm). Ladurée belongs to the family that owns the 'Paul' bakeries.

Ladurée

Ladurée
Of course, one must absolutely taste the famous macaroons. Count about 17€, depending on the box chosen, for 6 macaroons. The macaroons are apparently all industrially manufactured in a factory. Ladurée's concept is based on Paul's bakeries, which give an artisanal appearance to an industrial product. And it works!

Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé
At 72 rue Bonaparte, in the 6th arrondissement, you can find one of Pierre Hermé's stores. We can say that Pierre Hermé is one of the best French pastry chefs.

Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé
Special edition for Christmas: "CHRISTMAS CAKE IN THE MOUNTAIN" count 200 € for 16 persons and more. And all year long, you must try the macaroons (the best ones?), truffles, pastries...

The tropezian pie

The tropezian pie
Since summer 2013, La tarte tropézienne (the real one) has set up shop in the 6th arrondissement (address: 3 rue de Montfaucon 75 006 PARIS). The store (tea room) offers mainly variations of the famous tart. The fashion among pastry chefs is the creation of stores dedicated to a single product (L'éclair de génie, la tarte tropézienne), one can wonder about the durability of such a concept. For the moment, let's not sulk in our pleasure.

The tropezian pie

The tropezian pie
Small coffee break: count 9,20 € for an espresso and 4 mini tarts on the spot. For information, the Tropezian pie is a kind of brioche filled with cream, it was popularized by Brigide Barbot during the filming of 'Et Dieu...créa la femme'.

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