The best and most beautiful éclairs in Paris

L'eclair de Genie
Lets start this Paris adventure as we mean to continue, with art and food which in the case of L’eclair de Genie are actually the same thing. Tucked away on a side street just above Saint Paul metro, the éclairs in this shop are the stuff of movies.

They are brightly coloured shiny little gems, each with their own very chic decorations. The prices may put you off a little (€4-€6 for your chance as culinary happiness) but when you take a bite all of a sudden you wonder why you didn’t pay twice that.

I tried two (one was in no way enough) the passion fruit and the salted caramel. The fillings were smooth, creamy and full of perfect flavour. I can’t describe it any better than that. Ever tried a salted caramel treat and have it not quite measure up to your imagination? Well this one is like someone opened your head and made an éclair to your exacting specifications.

My only regret was not trying the Melon flavour, I think we could have been best friends.

L'eclair de Genie 2

6 Comments

    • LondonKiwiEmma
      August 30, 2013 / 11:08 am

      Ditto! Can’t wait to go!!

  1. earthtojade
    August 30, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    Oh my gosh….

    Those éclairs look smashing. I think I’m going to have to go straight there on arrival in Paris!

    • August 30, 2013 / 4:09 pm

      I went back about three times !