Sweet Treats at Pierre Hermé: Patisseries, Macarons & More

Elegant sweets at their best

Pierre Herme macarons displayed in Paris
••• Pierre Hermé macarons come in countless flavors, from the classic to the eclectic. Incase/Some rights reserved under the Creative Commons License.

Pierre Hermé might just be able to claim the title of world's most acclaimed living pastry chef. Especially lauded for his always-creative, perfectly textured macarons-- those light, airy pastries made with almonds, sugar, and ganache or cream filling that should not be conflated with coconut cookies of a similar name-- Hermé has been called "the Picasso of pastry" by Vogue magazine. Britain's Observer magazine once deemed his chocolate cake one of the "fifty best things to eat in the world".

He has also, of course, won legions of foodie devotees, and aspiring pastry chefs who cite his name when explaining why they took up the trade.

In addition to his iconic macarons, delivered in flavors as traditional as pistachio or as eclectic as matcha tea, grapefruit-nutmeg-clove, and foie-gras, Hermé also makes excellent pastries and gourmet chocolates, peddled at several locations around Paris.

Read related feature: Best Macarons in Paris

Whether you're tempted by a smooth single piece of ganache, a box of macarons to take home, or a melt-in-your mouth eclair, you essentially can't go wrong by visiting a Hermé boutique. Indulge away...

Paris Locations and Contact Information:

St-Germain-des-Prés Patisserie (Bakery)
At this Rue Bonaparte location in the heart of the historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, you'll find a complete selection of Hermé's much-lauded pastries (eclairs, tarts, cakes, "babas", millefeuilles, etc).

Make sure to try the seasonal specialties, such as raspberry or strawberry tarts.
Address: 72 rue Bonaparte 6th arrondissement
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 54 47 77

Avenue de L'Opera - Macarons and Chocolates
This location near the Opera Garnier offers a complete range of Hermé's coveted macarons, and an assortment of chocolates.

You can buy a box, or choose individual chocolates to take in a bag.
Address: 39 Avenue de l'Opera, 2nd arrondissement
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 54 47 77

Rue Cambon - Macarons and Chocolates
Another location offering the famed egg and almond-based biscuits along with cocoa-laced delights, and just a stone's throw from the Louvre and the Palais Royale..
Address: 4 rue Cambon, 1st arrondissement
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 54 47 77

You can see this page at the official website (in English) for remaining locations in Paris. Outside of standalone boutiques, Pierre Herme products are also available at Paris department stores and gourmet food sections, including at Galeries Lafayette and Publicis drugstore (macarons and chocolates) at #133 on the Champs-Elysees.
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Opening Hours:

Rue Bonaparte Bakery/St-Germain-des-Pres:
The bakery is open Monday through Wednesday and Sundays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm; Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 7pm; Saturday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Avenue de l'Opera - Macarons and Chocolate:
Open daily, including weekends, from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm.

Rue Cambon location - Macarons and Chocolate:
Open daily, including weekends, from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm.

Delivery and Online Ordering Services:

If you can't get to Paris but are based in France or Europe (including the UK), you can order many of Pierre Herme's products and gift sets at the online shop.

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For still more nudges on where to find gourmet food and wine in the gastronomic capital, check out our complete guide to food and dining in Paris. To score more excellent bread and pastries, read our list of the to the best pastry shops in Paris. Interested in tasting excellent French or produce? Go out for a stroll on the best permanent market streets in Paris: areas like Rue Clerc and Rue Montorgueil, where sellers offer all variety of fresh items such as fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meats, and regional specialties.

Finally, if you need to stock up on gourmet goodies to take back as gifts, hit gourmet food markets such as La Grande Epicerie Gourmet Market at the Bon Marche department store, or Galeries Lafayette Gourmet.