My Parisian friend Sylvie recently asked me if I had been to Gerard Mulot to try the best croissants in Paris. I sheepishly told her I didn’t know of Gerard Mulot, nor that it had the best croissants, but assured her (and myself) that I’d check it out.
Turns out I had been to Gerard Mulot one day with my family when we were near Eglise Saint-Sulpice. We had stopped to gaze in the window at the pastries which were truly spectacular. The shop, like many other boulangeries and pâtisseries, also offers chocolates and other dessert treats, sandwiches, salads and a variety of quiches.
For a mere 1.05 Euros, which is about the average price for a croissant in Paris (some are just under 1.0 Euro and others can be priced, higher, near 2.0 Euros, at fancy places like Hediard), you can buy what is truly one of the best, if not the best croissant in Paris. It isn’t large, but packed with a buttery punch, deliciously flaky and airy. In fact, by the time I had finished I, and my car, were covered in flakes.
So, thanks to Sylvie for sharing with me (and you), this tasty little treat. And, of course, if you want more than a heavenly croissant, Gerard Mulot is also known for the deliciously gooey pains suisses aux pépites de chocolat and irresistibly sweet pain aux raisins. A mandatory stop while in Paris and especially in the popular Saint-Germain area.
Address: 76 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris