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Paris Snack Reviews - Pierre Herme, Patissier Boulanger, Hugo et Victor, Eric Kayser, Laduree, La Patisserie des Reves, Berthillon

Although I did not post up my proposed itinerary, many thanks to everyone who contributes to this board for giving me ideas in planning my second trip to Paris in January. I hope these brief reviews can help other travellers in the future.

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  1. Pierre Herme

    185 Rue de Vaugirard
    75015 Paris, France

    www.pierreherme.com

    The Good
    Excellent macarons and pastries, noting in particular the strawberry filled-and-topped Ispahan.

    The Bad
    The specialty macarons with foie gras had lost their texture and flavour when we tried them several hours after buying them.

    Photos can be seen on the blog at http://fatmanthinwallet.wordpress.com...

    1. Patissier Boulanger

      203 Rue Saint-Honoré
      75001 Paris, France

      The Good
      The most amazing beignets I have ever had in the world, available in plain or apple, chocolate or raspberry-filled flavours.

      The Bad
      The fact that all other beignets pale in comparison.

      Photos can be seen on the blog at http://fatmanthinwallet.wordpress.com...

      1. Hugo et Victor

        40 Boulevard Raspail
        75007 Paris, France

        www.hugovictor.com

        The Good
        Excellent macarons and chocolates; absolutely stunning pastries and specialty items.

        The Bad
        Nothing.

        Photos can be seen on the blog at http://fatmanthinwallet.wordpress.com...

        1. Eric Kayser

          33 Rue Danielle Casanova
          75001 Paris, France

          www.maison-kayser.com

          The Good
          Excellent chocolate-filled brioche available directly across from our hotel.

          The Bad
          A rather bland sugared brioche and terrible coffee.

          Photos can be seen on the blog at http://fatmanthinwallet.wordpress.com...

          1. Laduree

            21 Rue Bonaparte
            75006 Paris, France

            www.laduree.fr

            The Good
            Decent macarons and an excellent Divin available at a convenient location near Galleries Lafayette.

            The Bad
            The macarons do not hold up well compared to those at Pierre Herme or, especially, Hugo et Victor.

            Photos can be seen on the blog at http://fatmanthinwallet.wordpress.com...