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Tea in Paris may not be the first activity that you think about when coming to the city. While it is typically known as a British tradition, there are tons of pastry shops, hotels, and actual tea shops that offer afternoon tea in the city. In fact, its a great opportunity to enjoy tea and taste some of the city’s most delicious pastries! So, whether you want to enjoy it in the halls of some of Paris’s most luxurious hotels or in a quaint little spot in the Marais, our list has got you covered for the best places to enjoy a great afternoon tea in the city!
If you want some more information on good tea and food in Paris, make sure to check out our Gourmet Guide. It has everything you need to know about gourmet food in the city! Like where to buy it, where to eat and the best food markets to go to! It also includes practical information like addresses, how to get there and costs! Its the ultimate guide for good food in the city! But we must warn you, you might get hungry while reading it!
Best Places for Tea in Paris:
Luxury Tea at Le Meurice
Tea at Le Meurice is held in the Dali restaurant. Their incredibly luxurious restaurant is under a beautiful stretched canvas that creates a vivid space made for relaxation and eating! Enjoy their three-tier tray filled with freshly prepared cakes, pastries and sandwiches. All made by one of the world’s best pastry chefs Cedric Grolet. All of these delicious treats are made to be enjoyed with their selection of teas and coffees. If you have a particularly sweet tooth that day, try their decadent hot chocolate, it’s rich and delicious! Whatever you order, you are sure to have an amazing afternoon tea!
- Cost: 65€
- Address: 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris
- Times: Monday to Saturday from 3.30 pm to 5.30pm
- Metro: Tuileries (Line 1)
Tea anytime at Carette
Carette’s Place de Vosages cafe makes for the perfect Parisian experience. Their extensive coffee and tea selection pair perfectly with their traditional French pastries making for a delicious experience! The selections here are quite impressive as they have a lot of pastries to offer, you can try everything from the macaron to their delicious tartes, all are perfect for a little treat. Their simple yet very traditional setting make it a great spot to stop and take it all in! Best of all they are open until 12 pm so, you can enjoy your tea whenever you prefer!
- Cost: The price typically ranges between 10€-30€. Although it depends on what you order.
- Address: 25 Place des Vosges, 75003 Paris
- Times: Everyday from 7:30am to 12 pm
- Metro: Breguet-Sabin (Line 5) Chemin Vert (Line 8)
Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley is a small tea shop tucked inside the Marais. Their little shop is filled with a variety of teas for you to enjoy with their daily selections of pastries and cakes. Ideally located between the Marais and Republique, its a great spot to take a break from walking and shopping and enjoy a fresh cup of tea. The interior part of the shop is beautifully decorated with a roof covered with hanging flowers. You can enjoy your cup of tea there or on their exterior seating where you can watch the city go by. It is definitely worth a visit!
- Cost: The price typically ranges between 10€-15€, although it depends on what you order.
- Address: 12 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris
- Times: Open on Monday to Friday from 8 am – 7 pm & Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 7 pm.
- Metro: Republique (Lines 3, 5, 8, 9, 11) Temple (Line 3)
Buying Traditional French Tea Sets
While enjoying your tea at any one of our recommended spots you will also notice how lovely their tea settings are. French tea sets are intricate and beautiful and if you want one of your own we recommend getting them at Laure Selignac. Their selection of genuine luxurious porcelain creations are all hand-painted and make the perfect addition to any home. Purchase any of their items to make your tea time a little bit more French!
Their shop is just off the Champs Elysees and it has a selection of tea settings for you to explore, they also have other porcelain products, such as plant pots and jewelry holders! While shopping you can also take part in and assist in a hand painting demonstration which happens every Thursday afternoon, using INSIDR’s 2019 Passport.
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