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Dominique Ansel’s Favorite Bakeries in Paris

The best places to satisfy your sweet tooth, from the man who created the Cronut
Picture taken on March 11, 2016 in Paris, shows people walking in front of the Eiffel tower at sunrise, in Paris. / AFP / LUDOVIC MARIN (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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When Dominique Ansel created the Cronut, he became a household name with imitators all around the world. But the pastry chef, in the midst of opening a new bakery in London, his first European location, deserves credit for far more than his delicious, donut-croissant hybrids. He’s set the sweet standard in New York, popularizing Parisian pastries from the Paris-Brest to the caramelized, brown sugary Kouign Amann.

So where does Ansel go first when he’s in the City of Light?