A visit to Paris should definitely include a visit to Ladurée

by Karisa

IMG_1744This totally deserved it’s own post…

I missed it the last time I was in Paris, but this time round, it was number 1 on my agenda:  a visit to Ladurée on the luxurious Champs-Elysees to buy some of their world famous macarons (also commonly referred to as macaroons – whatever you prefer, I don’t get all fussy about it).

I must say, I was really surprised by two things:

  1. They allowed me to take as many pics as my heart desired.  Woohoo!  I had heard from several people that they had a “no photographs” policy.  So not sure what happened to that, but I certainly wasn’t complaining.
  2. They do a whole lot more than just macarons people.  Anything your sugar-craving-heart desires, it’s all there.  PLUS they also have a champagne & wine bar, which I was extra excited about.

Now, let me share the opulence with you:

  • This is inside the store:
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  • This is the champagne & wine bar (which is equally fancy btw):

Look at those happy faces…

  • And this was my purchase:

Boom bitches…

Now the final verdict… yes, their macarons are amazing.  And I’m really, really, really glad I finally got to sample them.  But strangely, I would still rate my beloved Cassis macarons as my absolute favourite.  And an added plus point is that they don’t come at the hefty Ladurée price tag (a box of 8 cost me 14.50 euros – that’s about R200 for the 8), #ouch.

But definitely a must see if you’re visiting Paris.  Hefty price tag or not.



Fabian Jul 19, 2013 - 9:47 am

…damn luv’d this place…Ash simply OD’d on her box of macarons we brought home…

Karisa Jul 19, 2013 - 9:55 am

Mine didn’t even make it to the curb outside 🙂


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