When I think of French pastries there are a few that come to mind like financiers, macarons, croissants and off course madeleines. This is what kids eat after school for their "goûter" or tea-time treat. You can find infinite versions; they sell them at the supermarket (you can find many different brands), you can buy them at many boulangeries and there are even some stores in Paris that specialize in Madeleines. One in rue de Martyres that exclusively makes this delicious treat (Mesdemoiselles Madeleines
) and a patisserie in Montmartre (La pâtisserie Gilles Marchal
) that has a big variety of madeleines amongst their pastries. I tried the caramel version there and it was to die for! If you are ever in that area... Just saying!