The best croissant  in Paris?

The best croissant in Paris?

The best croissant in Paris? Add your thoughts in the comments below!

One of my favorite memories with my son in France was a croissant hunt I organized for him. Gosh - this was easily over seven years ago, but we had the best time. He was about eighteen years old, and I wanted to create an activity to keep him fed, entertained, moving, and fighting the inevitable jet lag while seeing Paris.

There are a lot of great bakers out in the Montmartre district, so I organized a croissant hunt - the mission was to visit EVERY baker on the hill and try their flaky, buttery French specialty to determine a winner.

We had so much fun spending the day traversing stairs and the narrow rues of Montmartre, visiting Sacr矇 Cur, Place du Tertre, and climbing up and down staircases while munching on croissants.

Inevitably, we picked a winner: Au Levain dAntan. Under a blue awning, this tiny boulangerie can barely hold three people at the same time. But the croissants were pure beurre perfection - the perfect combo of crispy, flaky outside, and soft dreamy insides.

For years after, wed visit Au Levain dAntan to reconfirm that they still held the award-winning status that we privately bestowed upon them. They never disappointed.

According to Google Maps, the bakery has recently changed names and is called Chez Isaac. So far, the charming blue facade remains. I suppose I will have to go out to Montmartre for a taste test and report back soon, eh?

In todays reel, I share a few other wonderful bakeries to discover and munch on your favorite French pastries.

Bisous, darlings,


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