Ladurée [Paris, France]

Ladurée

http://www.laduree.fr/en/scene

Address: There are multiple locations in Paris. The location I went to was the Champs Elysées location, which is located at 75, avenue des Champs Elysées – 75008 Paris

For a full list of locations in Paris, click here.

They also have locations worldwide now. For a list of locations worldwide, click here.

Nearest metro station: M-1 Georges V

Hours: [please note that the hours below are for the shop hours, for the restaurant hours, click here]
Mondays to Fridays – 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays –  7:30 a.m. to 00:00 a.m.
Sundays – 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Famous for: Macarons – they are known as the best macarons in Paris.  When I was in line at Ladurée one time, there were two guys waiting in front of me and one guy was telling the other guy, “you can’t say you’ve been to Paris and haven’t had the Ladurée macarons!” So you can get a sense of how famous they are based on that conversation ;).

* The other macaron place known as the best macaron in Paris is Pierre Hermé. I have never been to Pierre Hermé myself, but I have heard good things about it.

So which is really the BEST macaron place in Paris? I think it’s up to the person tasting it, because everyone has different tastes. For details about Pierre Hermé locations, click here.

Price: 1.70 euros/small macaron, 4.40euros/individual size macaron (prices are prices in 2013)

[Tip: At Ladurée locations with restaurants, you can buy macarons for take-out at the shop or eat in the restaurant. The restaurant has nice decor, but the prices for macarons are more expensive when you eat at the restaurant than when you’re getting them for take-out. For example, the small macarons are 1.70 euros each at the shop vs. 2.2 euros each at the restaurant. The atmosphere is similar to Angelina, so if you’re planning to go to both Angelina and Ladurée, then I would recommend eating in at the restaurant at one of the two and get take-out for the other.]

Recommended for: Macaron lovers, those who want to try the authentic macaron in Paris

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