Did you know the French have a crêpe holiday? I didn’t either until I moved there in 2013. I arrived on February 2nd in Montmartre and discovered there was indeed a holiday centered around the crêpe and it was the day I arrived. If you want to know the meaning behind the holiday you can read this post.
I am happy for any occasion to eat a good crêpe. My first crêpe will always be my favorite, banana and nutella on February 14th in 2003 in Paris waiting in line for a double decker tourist bus. I was basically screaming, “look at me, I am a tourist” the only thing I was missing was a beret.
I have come a LONG way since that first crêpe in 2003. There are plenty of places to get a crêpe in Paris. I prefer the sweet ones over the savory ones. Sucre and citron (sugar and lemon) is a good classic and I sometimes just eat them plain. I will get a banana and nutella crêpe from time to time but I always feel like they are just a lot of nutella so I try to go light on the nutella or share with someone.
Tip: You will need euros for the stands around Paris. It will cost you less than 5 euros. You want to get one made in front of you. Some spots will have some crêpes already made and they will heat them up on the skillet and add in your toppings. Skip those places if you can.
There is spot right on St Germain close to Deux Margots which is always open late and decent. I have stopped here many times. Everyone goes nuts for Breizh and they have opened multiple locations including one right by Odeon. I did discover a spot my last trip in the Marais that had gluten free options called Marie-Madeleine. Everything is bookmarked on the map below.
Is there a spot I am missing that you can’t miss? Comment below and share! xo
If you aren’t in Paris, you can easily make crêpes at home. You just need a crêpe pan, (this one is super affordable) You can use my recipe here or you can buy a mix which is also good. Just add your favorite ingredients. I love a citron sucre or banana and nutella crêpe.
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