The most exquisite of French patisseriesand viennoisseriesare found at Gilles Marchal in Paris. The bakery is named after a chef who, before opening his own shop at the base of Montmartre, was Head Pastry Chef at Le Bristol Paris and Creative Director at La Maison du Chocolat. Marchal was voted France’s pastry chef of the year in 2004 and was awarded a medal by the city of Paris in 2008. His tiny shop on the corner of Rue Garreau is full of otherworldly delights, prepared with such artistic delicacy you’re almost ashamed to bite into them. The house specialty is the madeleine—the shell-shaped cake made legendary by Proust—and they come in wonderful flavours like salted caramel, raspberry and black truffle. Your hike up the steps of the Sacre Coeur is best begun with a stop at Gilles Marchal…a little something to enjoy (along with the view) once you make it to the top.
9 rue Ravignan
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 8.00am to 8.00pm | On Sunday from 8.00am to 7.00pm
+33 1 85 34 73 30