An Easter in Paris Means Gourmet Chocolate and Pastries

An Easter in Paris Means Gourmet Chocolate and Pastries

Easter is just around the corner, and for those who will be in Paris for this spring holiday, there will be plenty of fun seasonal activities to participate in. One of the most enjoyable activities is checking out all of the fun Easter chocolates that Parisian pastry shops and chocolatiers have prepared this year.

Most shops have Easter displays with chocolate treats proudly displayed, and visitors who want to see an extra special chocolate display should not miss the boutique of Sébastien Gaudard. Born into a family of pastry chefs, Gaudard followed in his father’s footsteps and now owns a pastry shop on the Rue des Martyrs in Paris. He is known as the ‘Little Prince’ of the pastry world, a title he earned working at a very young age with prestigious names such as Pierre Hermé, Fauchon and le Bon Marché.

Now that Gaudard has his own shop, he continues to use his talents to impress. For Easter, a chocolate wonderland full of eggs, chicks, bells, rabbits and lambs spreads the merriment of spring throughout the City of Light. Guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg can see all of this at the Pâtisserie Sébastien Gaudard at 22 Rue de Martyrs in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.

The pastry shop is open from Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. For Easter, the shop is open its normal hours on Easter Sunday and has special opening hours on Easter Monday (April 21, 2014) from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. This gives visitors the chance to see cakes, meringues and cookies with special Easter themes right up until — and including — the day itself.