If you’re traveling across the world to France, there are certain things that are likely to be on your list. You might plan on seeing the iconic Eiffel Tower, strolling through Luxemboug Gardens, and of course, trying a perfectly buttery and flaky croissant. Parisians have elevated this simple and delicious pastry to an art form, with each bakery striving for the perfect balance of buttery and flaky outer layer. Only a few pastry chefs have really perfected the croissant, and I want to share my quest to find the most delicious croissant in Paris. Because there’s no better place to get a good croissant than Paris, and if you’re going to go all that way, you should really try the best. Here are my favorite places to find a delicious croissant to enjoy while strolling along the streets of Paris. 


Where to Find the Best Croissant in Paris 2024


I’ve been to Paris 4 times now and finally found what I think is the best croissant in Paris. If you are in search of the best croissant in Paris, look no further than La Maison d’Isabelle in the heart of the Latin Quarter. This bakery is headed by Isabelle Leday and Geoffrey Pichard. Made with locally sourced ingredients and baked to perfection in a wood-fired oven, her creations are a testament to the beauty of simplicity done right.

La Maison d’Isabelle received a prestigious award for their croissants – they are the real deal. This was my first time at this local bakery. It wasn’t especially beautiful or charming, but they make the perfect croissant. Their golden croissants are perfectly buttery and flaky, and melt in your mouth.

If you’re looking for the best butter croissants, this is the place to visit. Their classic croissant is by far my favorite croissant in Paris. You can tell that they use good quality ingredients. The bakery has some of the best pastries, too. From French classics like eclairs to galettes, it’s great place to visit. And my 5 year-old will tell you they have the best pain au chocolat, too. We stopped by just after 9AM and there weren’t long lines. And as an added bonus, a new batch of fresh croissants were just being put out behind the glass counter. 


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What type of croissant to order

A croissant au beurre is made with only butter, while croissant ordinaire contains margarine and are typically crescent shaped. An au beurre is what is pictured above – those are the ones you want to get while you’re in Paris. 


Honorable mention 

These bakeries and boulangeries are some of the best places to find excellent croissants in Paris. In no particular order, here are some of the best croissants you’ll find in Paris. 

Du Pain et Des Idées in the 10th arrondissement has an iconic croissant. 

Boulangerie Utopie in the 11th arrondissement makes a fantastic almond croissant. 

La Pâtisserie Cyril Lignac in the 16th arrondissement makes a great croissant. 


The search for the best croissant in Paris is a personal one. So, the next time you find yourself strolling the cobblestone streets of the Paris, you may discover that one of these croissants is a favorite – or maybe you’ll find one of your own. If you do, be sure to message me here


Travel tip: add these locations to your google maps and try these delicious, buttery croissants the next time you’re in Paris.