My Paris Series: L’Eclair de Génie

My Paris Series: L’Eclair de Génie

This weeks’ My Paris Series installment is all about one of my favorite places in the city of light when I’m craving something sweet: L’Eclair de Génie.  Located in the center of le Marais, it’s a great spot to grab a snack or dessert & walk down to Place de Vosges to picnic on a warm day.   I first discovered this place back in 2014 when a few of my friends & I were trying to figure out where the mythical ice-cream eclair came from (it’s not a myth! they exist!).  Eclairs are a staple French sweet, but this place takes the traditional eclair and cranks up the creativity to create these amazing one-of a kind treats. 5-l-eclair-de-genie

L’Eclair de Génie

I could honestly eat one of these every day & never get sick of them because their flavors are seasonal (with the exception of a few of their staple flavors).  They debut special limited edition flavors with each season & holiday so there’s always some new creative flavor to discover each time you go!10175407693_7700e0b587_bimg_3027If you happen to be in Paris over the summer, you’ll be lucky enough to snag one of their Ice-Cream Eclairs! Yes you heard me right, it is an eclair pastry filled with wonderful house made ice-cream.  These things are pretty much the best thing you will ever eat when it’s hot out and you’ve been walking, exploring the city for hours. Untitled-4img_9751-1024x683

This location is my personal favorite, but there are actually 5 different stores located all around the city! Regardless of what location you decide on, it is definitely a place to put on your To Do list whenever you’re in the city of light!eclair-de-genie-eclairsAddress:
14 Rue Pavée
75004 Paris
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  • Karen okeefe


  • Those eclairs look truly delicious. I just came back from my Paris trip where I also tried some of the eclairs, but they were not the same. I wish I could find the place you are writing about,cos these little delicious things looks way more better and I`m pretty sure I would have like the taste. You are welcome to check my new blogpost about Paris as a fresh view from someone who was there for the first time)

    • Thanks so much lovely! I hope you had an amazing experience in the city! Yes of course! xx

  • Looks so delicious!

  • Those look absolutely amazing! Plus, they’re gorgeous which always makes desserts taste better! I would give anything for an ice cream eclair – that sounds unreal in all the best ways!

    xx, Caitlin

    • They are actually the best eclairs I’ve ever had! Writing this post made me want one even more than usual! & YES! The ice-cream one is just this mixture of textures and are totally delicious! I got to try one this past summer during the heat-wave and it was amazing! I honestly, can not wait to go back for more!

  • OMG I should not have read this post in the morning! Now all I want is a fancy éclair. I mean just look at these! They’re almost too beautiful to eat. Almost…


    Ashley || Sed Bona

    • They are almost too pretty to eat, then you take a bite and then go “oh never-mind”! AND there’s nothing wrong with eating on for breakfast while on vacation right?! haha!

  • Yum! Looks delicious. Beautiful pictures, those are some very photogenic eclairs.

  • This place looks divine, I am always looking for places to check out in Paris

    Emma Inks

    • It’s a great little shop and the employees are super nice (and speak english!). A definite must try whenever you’re there!