No visit to Paris is complete without the obligatory visit to Ladurée for a macaron. The original inventor of the double-decker, delicious and iconic French sweet since 1930. Macarons are available everywhere in The City of Light…even McDonalds has a version for god sake. But for the real McCoy original macaron a trip to Ladurée is completely necessary. The interior of the boutiques is stunning and beautifully decorated in a refined French Tea Salon style but the macarons and other goodies on show really take the cake (see what I did there).
At the six stores across Paris and a few more scattered around the world Ladurée has become known for a delicate, aerated meringue shell with a jammy textured filling in unique flavours such as rose petal, pistachio and liquorice. There’s often a queue out the door but luckily the Champs-Élysées boutique was not too busy today. I had to give the Marie Antoinette one a try…don’t ask me what the flavour actually was…but it was a delightful, perfectly sized morsel of sweetness. Délicieux! One more mandatory French food experience has been ticked off the list. Now to find the best Pain au chocolat…
Have you tried a Ladurée macaron or do you have a place that might give them a run for their money?
Note: I visited Ladurée at 75 Avenue des Champs-Élysées
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