can be found at Jacques Genin, one of Paris’ most reputable pâtisseries and chocolate shops, located in the 3rd arrondissement. But don’t go asking for a lemon tart; ask for a tarte au citron instead. You’ll be received with much better service, and maybe even a smile. Jacques Genin’s tarte au citron has a crust so tender that it crumbles at the mere touch of a fork, and its crème citron center is a masterful balance of tanginess and sweetness, perfumed with the faint scent of basil as the perfect finishing touch. Genin has so masterfully perfected the tarte du citron that he’s dedicated a whole book to it. But culinary excellence doesn’t come cheap. Each tart is priced at €4.80, but for lemon tart lovers, it just might be the best €4.80 you’ve spent on your sweet tooth.
Address: 133 Rue de Turenne