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Eating the best macarons in Paris

macaronsMacarons are the most famous Parisian desserts! Even if the original recipe is not French, Parisian patisseries make them so good that they have become one of the symbols of Paris.

Once you find macarons in Paris, you can taste them in a thousand flavors! Macarons are small sweets made up of meringue and filled with cream.

There are many flavors to try, classics, and new entries: chocolate, raspberry, coffee, matcha green tea, foi gras….!

If you want to eat macarons in Paris, you can find them in boulangeries, patisseries, and even in supermarkets. They usually cost around 4 euros per piece, depending on the pastry, and on the size. Here is where to taste the best macarons in Paris.

 

Where to eat macarons in Paris

  • Ladurée Champs Elysées
    This place is considered the Maison of macarons. It is the most important store of macarons in Paris, founded in 1862 by Lous Ernest Ladurée. Here, sweets are packed in special boxes in an ancient regime style. You can also taste different types of sweets each season. This pastry is open all day long, every day.

 

  • Pierre Hermé
    This pastry chain is famous because of the revolutionized desserts. It also is one of the ‘luxury’ pastries of the city. Here you can taste macarons with truffles, chocolate, and passion fruit.
    You can find many Pierre Hermé pastries in the city. One is located in Venue de l’Opera, the others are on Rue Bonaparte, Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, Rue de Bretagne, Boulevard Malesherbes, Rue de Vaugirard, Rue Cambo, Champs-Élysées, Avenue Paul Doumer, and Boulevard Saint-Germain.

 

  • Arnaud Larher
    If you would like to taste macarons made by an English pastry, go to Arnaud Larher’s. It is the place to go to see spectacular and colorful pastry compositions! The shops are on Rue de Seine, and Rue Caulaincourt.