Paris is a magical city known for its fashion and, of course, food…in particular, the city’s over abundance of patisseries and boulangeries averaging one ever 100 meters. For those with a sweet tooth and a love of carbs, here are a few tips and recommendations for your enjoyment.
What is the difference between a patisserie and a boulangerie?
The first step in navigating Paris’ baked goods is to understand the difference between a patisserie and boulangerie. A patisserie is the place for delectable sweet pastries including: croissants, eclairs, pain au chocolat, fruit tarts, apple turnovers, and caramels to name a few. On the other hand, boulangeries are bakeries that may also sell pastries, however, they specialize in bread and baguettes. You may even stumble upon a store called “boulangerie-patisseries” which is an establishment that will sell a selection of both. Either way, your carb cravings are covered.