Les Petits Mitrons

I attended my first Paris party last week, and arrived with this apple and rhubarb tart from Les Petits Mitrons. (More on that Paris party in another post soon.) I was so enraptured by the crunchy crust, glazed apples and tender rhubarb that I fell in love on the spot. I carefully prepared for its purchase, visiting the shop a few times to ensure I’d find a fresh one on the day of the party. It was lovingly nestled into this pretty pink box.


The tart was so lovely on this delicate plate, provided by the hosts. No one wanted to cut into it, but everyone wanted a bite.

Les Petite Mitrons

Up close, I admired the glazed apple wedges and bits of still bright red rhubarb, a fruit that tends to lose its color after being cooked. Les Petits Mitrons must use some sort of magic on their tarts because STILL BRIGHT RED.

Les Petite Mitrons

The tart was one of the last things we cut into that evening. For me, I just wanted to stare at the glorious site.

Les Petits Mitrons

And as the sun set, the tart remained intact for a few minutes after I snapped this shot. The setting sun granted us permission to finally cut it up into thick wedges. It was very fruity, and not too sweet. The crust was burnt and caramelized, in the best possible way.

Enjoy these links to other folks who love this tiny shop as much as I do:

Les Petits Mitrons is located at 26 rue Lepic, Paris (75018), France. Telephone 01-46-06-10-29. Metro: Blanche or Abbesses.

Les Petits Mitrons

This post originally appeared on Eat Boutique.

Written by Maggie Battista for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.


Maggie Battista

Passionate about fine dining and old-fashioned hospitality, Maggie is focused on finding hidden, authentic food gems and is absolutely in love with the creamy, salty butter sold all over Paris. She also runs an online magazine and market called Eat Boutique, where she discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. Maggie’s based in Boston, with frequent trips to Paris, Brooklyn, Maine, and northern California.


  1. Oh Pamela! I am so sorry we didn’t launch this post sooner. The tart really is divine, crusty, caramelized, fruity, just a touch of sweetness. Hopefully you will be able to visit Montmartre again soon!

    Hope you are enjoying Paris! — Maggie

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *