Forget the traditional Madeleine cake, the best cake to try while visiting Paris is the financier from the famous Il Gelato del Marchese.
Paris might be world-famous for its creamy pastries but one place you do not want to miss while visiting the French capital is Il Gelato del Marchese where Italy's finest treats will have you savouring every bite. On the Left Bank of the city, in the Saint-Germain neighbourhood, Il Gelato del Marchese is very popular in the summer months for its variety of gelati, with a delicious vegan chocolate scoop that will have you wondering how they got it so chocolatey and creamy, but when the temperature drops this is your rendezvous for smooth hot chocolate that you can take away and sip on while you stroll through the cobblestone streets of the city. And if you really want a bite of Italy you must try the financier cakes, the whipped mascarpone cream-topped cakes come in three flavours, chocolate, hazelnut and pistachio, and are filled with gooey caramel. Delicious!