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L’Éclair de Génie

Address: 14, rue Pavée, 75004
Hours: Open daily 11am-7:30pm.
Telephone: +33 6 42 77 85 11
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This ultra-specialized shop from pastry chef Christophe Adam sells just one thing: éclairs. These shops boast a regularly rotating selection of flavors and also sells frozen eclair popsicles in summertime. For €1 more, you can enjoy the éclairs in the on-site tea salon.

Eclair de Génie in Pictures

Additional Location

Galeries Lafayette
Address: 35, boulevard Haussmann, 75009
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday 8:30am-9:30pm. Open Sunday 11am-8pm.
Telephone: +33 1 40 23 52 67

In Other Words

Lindsey Tramuta (2015) “The exciting developments are in Christophe Adam’s new fruit flavors – blood orange, crispy raspberry, vanilla/green apple, wild strawberry, pineapple or blackcurrant (see above, right) – and the Barlette, his new creation that blends a bar and a tartelette into one fruity, crunchy treat. All new flavors available as of April.”

Lindsey Tramuta (2013) “By dint of crafting each éclair by hand, irregularities in the shells are noticeable at L’Atelier de l’Eclair and they’re fiercely proud of their artisanal approach, which I love. But Christophe Adam’s prowess in aesthetic, flavor and form trumps all.”

Camille Malmquist (2013) “All told, Christophe Adam’s éclairs are worth the elevated price.  They’re masterfully executed and the flavors are spot-on: clean distinct, and balanced.”

David Lebovitz (2013) “Pastry chef Christophe Adam prepares slightly smaller sized pastries that you’ll find at the typical corner bakery, but the flavors are intense and the decoration that first put me off (I’m a classicist) won me over because – well, they just tasted so good…I was wowed by Fraisier, an éclair filled with Iranian pistachio cream, orange flower water, and decorated with brilliant-red Gariguette strawberries. The éclairs also change seasonally, but I loved the Passion-framboise, filled with passion fruit, one of my favorite flavors that I can’t ever seem to get enough of.”

Emerald Bond (2013) “Ridiculously delicious works of art… The flavours of the éclairs change seasonally – although some stalwarts, like the marscapone and salted caramel butter, thankfully stick around throughout the year.  From the beautiful magenta coloured Rouge Baiser, to the bounty-reminiscent Coco Chocolat, and the chocoholics Feuille D’Automne to the zesty Citron Yuzu – there is an éclair to suit every palate.”

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