Best Mont Blanc desserts to try in Paris
The Mont Blanc has become one of the most popular desserts in Paris. The classic dome-shaped treat contains chestnut cream purée, meringue and whipped cream, and has become a staple feature at many of the best patisseries in the French capital. Here we guide you through the best places to enjoy a Mont Blanc dessert in Paris
Angelina is arguably the most famous place in Paris to offer the Mont Blanc dessert and it is the patisserie’s signature pastry. The venue has built up a prestigious reputation since it was founded in 1903 and is popular with visitors and locals alike for its exquisite creations. Traditionally made with meringue covered with whipped cream and chestnut crème vermicelli, it is a must-eat during your stay in Paris. Angelina also offers a larger Mont Blanc dessert which is ideal for sharing.
Angelina, 226 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 4260 8200
Jean-Paul Hévin is one of the most prestigious chocolatiers in Paris and his stunning creations are world-famous. Be sure to visit the Jean-Paul Hévin boutique on the rue de Bretagne for a superb range of truffles, macaroons and, of course, pastries. The store offers its version of the Mont Blanc dessert on Fridays and Saturdays – made from almond meringue, Chantilly cream, cream of chestnut and a dusting of icing sugar, this is one not to miss.
Jean Paul Hévin, 41 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris +33 (0)1 4461 9443
Sébastian Gaudard combines heritage and innovation to reinvent classic pastries. His boutique offers a traditional aesthetic and is the perfect place to shop for French desserts, from millefeuille slices to Saint-Honoré cake, tarte tropezienne brioche and the Mont Blanc. Gaudard’s reimagined recipe pays tribute to the traditional pastry and features chestnut cream, Chantilly cream and meringue.
Sébastian Gaudard, 22 rue des Martyrs. 75009 Paris, +33 (0)1 7118 2470
Arnaud Delmontel won the prestigious 2007 Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris for its baguettes, and the cakes here are just as impressive. The carefully edited pastry menu offers top French desserts such as Saint-Honoré cake, Paris-Brest choux pastry wheels, millefeuille slices and framboisine gateaux. Arnaud Delmontel offers traditional flavours with a creative twist and the Mont Blanc is a superb example of this – with Chantilly cream, chestnut cream and meringue hiding a heart of blueberries, this is a must-try delicacy.
Arnaud Delmontel, 39 rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris, +33 (0)1 4878 2933
La Pâtisserie des Rêves
La Pâtisserie des Rêves is one of the most colourful patisseries in Paris. Inspired by a love of cakes, the vibrant tea room is the perfect place to discover some of Paris’s best desserts. The Mont Blanc is one of La Pâtisserie des Rêves’ winter desserts and would make an ideal seasonal gift.
La Pâtisserie des Rêves, 93 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, +33 (0)9 7260 9319
Carl Marletti is an exclusive hotspot in the fifth arrondissement. The patisserie offers an innovative and mouth-watering array of beautiful desserts, all designed to showcase the renowned pastry chef’s love of flavours and textures. Traditional French desserts are redesigned and reimagined to incorporate Marletti’s signature flair, including the famous Mont Blanc. Here the celebrated dessert’s signature dome has been replaced with chestnut mousse and chestnut pieces, on a hazelnut biscuit and whipped cream.
Carl Marletti, 51 rue Censier, 75005 Paris, +33 (0)1 4331 6812
Ladurée’s signature green bags are a common sight on the streets of Paris. One of the city’s most famous patisseries, Ladurée has been credited as the place where macaroons were invented, in the early 20th century. Today, the patisserie offers a wealth of flavours and pastry options, including the famous Mont Blanc, which has been given a special twist. Ladurée’s Mont Blanc Agrumes is made with Clementine marmalade, chestnut rum mousse, candied chestnut fragments, vanilla whipped cream and chestnut vermicelli.
Ladurée, 75 avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 4075 0875