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