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  • Writer's pictureKim York

Tips For a Fantastic Trip To Paris 

Paris is sweet on the eye, sweet on the romance, and sweet on the palate. 

It is a sugar lovers' dream, and the only problem you'll have when it comes to the delectable French desserts is which one to choose. 

To help you navigate that yummy last course, we've broken down the top 10 must-try desserts for your visit to France. 

And if you have to eat more than one a day to get through them? Well, c'est la vie!


10 Sweet Treats to Eat While Visiting Paris 


The Tartes Aux Fruits 

The tartes aux fruits are prepared with fresh fruit inside a buttery pastry. The fruit sits atop a heavenly Chantilly cream. You can enjoy these tartes in both miniature and pie sizes.


The Éclair

The éclair is a popular dessert in Paris. The long French choux pastry can be filled with either a rich custard or pastry cream and topped with a sweet fondant. By definition, the term éclair means lightning in French. Go figure!

The Paris Brest

This pastry was created to celebrate the Paris to Brest bicycle ride in 1891. Naturally, it's circular and contains praline flavored crème and choux pastry.




Macarons are undeniably delectable. There are so many flavors to choose from. The base ingredients include meringue and almonds. Be sure to not confuse it with coconut macaroons, in which the English added the -oon to the word in the 16th century. 

The Tarte Au Citron 

Tarte Au Citron, also known as the lemon tart, are also very popular.  Donning a pastry crust and delicious lemon filling. The filling, however, is not made with fruit.  The cream is a mixture containing lemon juice, lemon zest, and of course, eggs and sugar. 


The Mille-Feuille

This fluffy treat comes in a vanilla or custard slice and consists of several layers of puff pastry. Between the puff pastry lies an additional two layers of pastry crème. 

Another name for the mille-feuille is Napoleon. 

The Tarte Tatin 

Named after the hotel that serves the dessert (Hotel Tatin), the tarte Tatin is a unique upside-down pastry. Its ingredients include caramelized fruit prepared with sugar and butter. It pairs famously with a bit of tart crème Fraiche. 

The Choux à La Crème

These cream puffs are created using puff pastry as well. They swell while cooking and are hollow. The oozing center can be either whipped cream or custard. Interestingly enough, once you add chocolate as your topping, it then becomes a profiterole. There are various toppings you can add to this pastry, from ice cream to fruit and even spun caramel.


This buttery, flaky wonder is a signature French pastry. There are so many ways to top it; you can use fruit, chocolate, fondant, or a compote of your choosing. You will not be disappointed.

The Petits Four 

Translated, petit four means small oven, and are also known as mignardises. The fours are little bite-sized pastries that can also be savory if you choose. The sweet option includes a sugary glaze atop a crispy biscuit. These pastries are perfect for tea parties. 

Ready to embark on your sweet adventure in Paris?

With an array of delightful treats waiting for you, it's time to indulge your taste buds and dive into the world of French desserts! From the iconic Éclair to the elegant Tarte Tatin, there's a dessert for every palate.


But why stop at just reading about these mouthwatering delights? Contact Journey to Discover Travel, LLC today to start planning your trip to Paris. Whether you're craving a taste of the city's culinary wonders, eager to explore its charming streets, or simply yearning for an unforgettable experience, our team is here to make your Parisian dreams a reality. Reach out to us now to learn more about the destination, book your travel arrangements, or explore other exciting travel options.

Let's make your journey to Paris truly unforgettable! 🥐✨



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