Gerard Mulot: My Favorite Parisian Bakery

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For me, the boulangerie is just as exhilarating to see as the Eiffel Tower is every time I visit Paris. I’m always particularly excited about visiting Gerard Mulot, my favorite Parisian bakery.

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Gerard Mulot

I discovered Gerard Mulot after a casual stroll through the St. Germain des Pres neighborhood one day. There was a line out the door, so I knew the bakery must have been good.

In France, when you’re choosing a bakery, you’ll want to judge the bakery by how long of a line there is in the morning. It’s usually a key indicator of how loved the bakery is and the quality of its food. 

Gerard Mulot Patisserie in Paris
photo via Gerard Mulot
Gerard Mulot in Paris Interior
photo via Gerard Mulot

Gerard Mulot has only been around since 1975, which is relatively new compared to some of the more established bakeries like the boulangerie Paul (which was founded in the 19th century). That said, it’s absolutely top-notch and rivals some of the most popular bakeries in Paris. 

While you can find delicate pastries like macarons and eclairs at Gerard Mulot, I have to rave about their viennoiserie and baguettes. 

The baguettes are absolutely delicious and perfect in texture. The croissants and pain au chocolat? Heaven!

Gerard Mulot in Paris pain au chocolat
photo via Gerard Mulot

You’d think it would be easy to find a great pain au chocolat everywhere in Paris, but this isn’t so. The pain au chocolat at Gerard Mulot has just the right amount of chocolate filling and is utterly irresistible in its flakiness. 

If you’re looking to have that quintessential bakery experience in France, don’t miss out on the chance to visit Gerard Mulot in the 6th arrondissement!

Gerard Mulot – 76 Rue de Seine 75006 Paris, France

4 thoughts on “Gerard Mulot: My Favorite Parisian Bakery”

    • See, you can’t blame me. This proves these are just signs from the Universe that you need to be getting a chocolate croissant this weekend!!

  1. Beeta,
    Shame. Shame. Shame on you. Chocolate croissants are my downfall. Now I will have to visit the Nine-Ten restaurant in La Jolla for their chocolate croissants during their weekend brunch. For my own health, I will restrict myself to only a single croissant. On the other hand, if I become weak and have a second one, then I could blame you. Have you no shame?


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