can be found at the original 1862 Ladurée bakery, located on Rue Royale. Famed as the creator of the double-decker macaron, Ladurée not only offers the elegant dessert in a rainbow assortment of flavors, but it also holds as one of the oldest tearooms in Paris, providing a breathtakingly chic experience with aesthetics that are second to none. In case you’re wondering, macarons are small, round cakes that are crisp on the outside and smooth and soft in the middle. Just imagine a creamy ganache filling sandwiched between two colorful pastry shells. The best part about them is that they cost less than 2 euros each, making them the perfect budget luxury. My favorite: salted caramel!
It’s really no surprise that the French were able to make something so simple, so beautiful. Aesthetics and flavor: two things the French have perfectly mastered.
Address: 16 rue Royale