I would say it’s pretty much mandatory to start off any day in Paris with a buttery, flakey, croissant and what better place than the 2014 winner for this delicious pastry? Tout Autour du Pain screams Paris before you even walk through the doors. The price tag may be a bit higher here but when we are talking layers of some of the best quality butter (which you can taste in every bite), it’s worth the “splurge.” Go ahead and get your insta post as you continue down Rue de Turenne, it’s a great shopping street too!
PS. If you are visiting over the weekend, Tout Autour du Pain is closed. If you are staying in the lower Marais, an alternative is Au Petit Versailles du Marais which is open on Saturdays and has a lovely terrace to enjoy a café and croissant.