Paris is the capital of France and a major European city. It also acts as a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond its iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques. If you crave for something delicious then this article is for you as it includes all the best desserts of Paris.

1. A different kind of pie: Quiche

Parisians love to eat salted pies. Infact, these are their favourite lunch they order at the boulangeries (“bakeries” in French). You can get them in many varieties- tuna, bacon, salmon, vegetables.

2. Ile flottante

This delicious dessert means “floating island”. It’s basically made from whipped egg whites, sugar, vanilla extract and simply floating crème anglaise. This mouth watering dessert is very common in Paris and can be easily found in every restaurant.

3. A fresh baguette

These delicacies are so good that you can eat a whole daily. The quality of the bread is what makes the French stand out in the bread world. The test to find a good baked baguette- the outside should be crisp and golden, and the ultimate test- give it a squeeze. It should sound crispy and crunchy with a soft interior.

4. Croissant/ pain au chocolat

A pain au chocolat is essentially a puffy square croissant with two thin strips of semi sweet chocolate down the center. This lovely dessert is a heart throb when enjoyed fresh in the morning.

5. Crepe

Coming to Paris and not getting a crepe is silly. If you have a sweet tooth, then crepe is a must. You can have a Nutella crepe or a cinnamon and sugar or a lemon and sugar. These delicacies wont disappoint you.

6. Madeleines

It is one of the top ten desserts of Paris and is a traditional cake. It comes in the shape of a shell which originates from the Lorraine region. As soon as you put it in your mouth, it be dissolve.

7. Macarons

These are perhaps the most coveted and best-selling cookies in Paris. It is a round shaped cookie available in a variety of flavors: almond, salted caramel, honey, rose, lemon, chocolate. These are primarily made of almond flour, sugar, and egg whites and are a bunch of colorful famous sweets.

8. L’Eclair de Genie

It is a famous dessert of Paris and is absolutely divine. You could visit Paris and have one of these. L’Eclair de Geniealmost tastes like a dessert in their own league. Vanilla Eclair is also a good option to go with.

9. Carette

They are crispy yet soft, giant yet just enough. And they get extra points because they have a pretty unique look. Chausson aux Pommes are one of the best pastries to eat in Paris. These apple filled pastries are so so good, great for breakfast or a snack. Carette also has many other worthwhile sweets. We love the macarons from Carette too.

Desserts in Paris are enough to visit this gem of a city. So don't forget to check amazing cafes and most importantly the desserts mentioned above.