Les Petits Mitrons — Best Pâtisserie in Montmartre

Les Petits Mitrons

The Pretty Pink and Blue Exterior of Les Petits Mitrons

I stopped by here almost every day I was in Paris, to pick up some straight-from-the-oven cookies or one of their fruit tarts.  And maybe a slice of cheesecake for later.  And there’s no way I could pass on that pie with the peaches and raspberries.  In other words, I was on vacation, and indulgence without consequence was the order of the day.

This place was amazing!

Les Petits Mitrons, a little pâtisserie in Montmartre,  doesn’t have a website, but you can see some of its sumptuous creations here.  In France, the word “pâtisserie” is a guarantee of quality, because by law, it may only be used by bakeries that employ a licensed master pastry chef who has undergone rigorous training and passed a written examination.  They take that sort of thing v seriously here, which is yet another reason I love France.


On the Name Les Petits Mitrons

A “mitron” is a baker’s boy, so the name of the shop can be translated to “The Little Baker’s Boys,” although in English, which is a tricky tongue,  that could lead to some confusion as to whether the baker or the boys were being described as “little.”  (Hint:  It’s the boys.)

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