We’ve completely revamped and rebuilt the Paris Pastry app, starting with adding updates and the latest information about Paris pastry shops and updating my favorite addresses. But we’ve also rebuilt the app from the ground up, including a scrollable, enhanced French pastry glossary and dynamic maps searchable with a tap, to find the pastry shop nearest to wherever you are in Paris!
To celebrate the re-release, it’s being offered at a special price for $3.99 for a limited-time. Once you download the app, all future updates are free. If you already have the app, simply update it now and the new version with all the updates will be downloaded for free.
To use the app, open up the home page and you’ll find categories for everything, from delicious scoops of ice cream to where to find the best hot chocolate. There’s also an introduction by me about Paris pastries, as well as a glossary of terms you might come across in a bakery or chocolate shop. If you’re looking for a quick “Best of Paris” overview, check out my Top 25 Places in Paris for Pastry.
Click on any entry, in any category, and you’ll find the address, opening hours, telephone number, website (if available), and a description of each and every shop, including specialties of the house. And for each shop, there are several pictures to give you a sample of what’s in store for you when you go. There are over 500 full-color shots in the app. (And even if you’re not planning a visit to Paris right away, lots of folks have told me they’re been enjoying just gazing at the pictures of the pastries!)
Due to popular demand, maps are now linked to GPS, so that you can tap any address and a map will show you the way there. You can also tap the “Nearby” icon, and you’ll be shown all the great shops right near where you are. The glossary is now expanded and scrollable to help you with the various terms and names of pastries, to help you choose your favorites and learn about new ones. And my Top 25 Favorite Pastry Addresses in Paris has been updated. (Which is also available on the free Lite version of the Paris Pastry Guide app.) Plus some terrific new places have opened since the last update, and others have expanded to new addresses, so those have been included in the new version along with pictures and descriptions of their specialties as well.
If you have the app already, go ahead and update it. For those who don’t have it, it’s available in the iTunes store. The Paris Pastry Guide is also available for Kindle and as a downloadable e-book, as well as a version compatible with Android devices (all $3.99), at the Paris Pastry website.
-If you have technical questions about the app or e-book, please use the e-mail contact address at the Paris-Pastry (in the right sidebar) to inquire with the editorial and tech team.
-Please note that e-books and Kindle versions are not updatable, only the app for the iPhone.