Best Macarons in Paris
Updated: Jul 25, 2018
A trip to Paris is not complete until you eat every color macaron there is. Macarons are small, decadent, meringue-based cookies with a cream filling. They come in several different flavors and an assortment of beautiful colors. Read where I had the most delicious and picturesque macarons in the city of Love.
You can pretty much find macarons at any shop or bakery in Paris, but why not go all out? It's not everyday you're in Paris, so I recommend splurging and getting the full experience. I went to the Ladurée Champs Elysées, which is conveniently located along Avenue des Champs Elysées, the most famous street for shopping in Paris. If you are like me and enjoy exploring the city by foot, this location is perfect. I stumbled across it while walking from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triumph without even looking for it. It’s also great if you need a snack while shopping!
When you first enter Ladurée, it is a very classy restaurant, café, and bar. To get your macarons, you'll stand in line and browse the colorful assortment of flavors. Once it’s your turn, you are able to choose how many you’d like. You can just 1, but what’s the fun in that? They offer many different boxes/sizes, and I chose to buy a box of 6. These small heavenly treats are on the expensive side (about $3 each), but well worth it. It’s almost overwhelming choosing your flavors because they all sound amazing, but no matter what one you choose, you won’t be disappointed.
Flavors include raspberry, pistachio, chocolate, vanilla, lemon, orange blossom, coffee, Marie Antoinette, salted caramel, rose pedal, violette, praline, liquorice, and more. If I could afford to try them all, I would!
Once we got our delicious macrons, we decided to sit at the bar and sip on some bubbles while we indulge on 1 or 2 of them. The bar in Ladurée is very cute and classy, but also expensive – It costed 17 euros for a glass of rose champagne! However, it’s alright to indulge here because it's PARIS! Plus, look how happy it makes you :)
The ultimate pairing