Tarte tropézienne

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Tarte tropézienne
Tarte Tropezienne.jpg
Alternative namesLa Tarte de Saint-Tropez
CourseDessert pastry
Place of originFrance
Region or stateSaint-Tropez, French Riviera
Created byAlexandre Micka

Tarte tropézienne, also known as "La Tarte de Saint-Tropez", is a dessert pastry consisting of a halved brioche filled with lemon and vanilla pastry cream and topped with pearl sugar.[1][2] It was created in 1955 by Polish confectioner Alexandre Micka, a pâtisserie owner in Saint-Tropez,[2] where he moved after the war. The pastry was named by actress Brigitte Bardot while she was there filming And God Created Woman.[3]

Micka's pâtisserie "La Tarte Tropézienne"

Micka's original pâtisserie, La Tarte Tropézienne, still exists.[4] The Polish baker knew this recipe from his grandmother. Since the seventies of the twentieth century, the same dessert is also popular in Prague, here it is known as the "Prague cake" (Pražský koláč). It is not known whether this cake was baked in Bohemia earlier than in France.[5]


  1. ^ "Paris Pastry: Tarte Tropézienne".
  2. ^ a b "A Brief History of the Tarte Tropézienne, the French Riviera's Favorite Dessert" by Alex Ledsom, theculturetrip.com, 5 May 2017
  3. ^ "La Tarte Tropézienne comes to Paris".
  4. ^ Our Shops, La Tarte Tropézienne
  5. ^ "Oslaďte si život. Tohle jsou ty nejlepší pražské koláče v... Praze". Forbes (in Czech). 13 March 2021.

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