Ladurée, The Quintessential Parisian Pastry Shop

Ladurée, The Quintessential Parisian Pastry Shop

If you have a sweet tooth and happen to be in Paris, you must plan a visit to Ladurée (especially if you’re traveling with a little girl in tow)! This quintessential Parisian pastry shop is the perfect setting for a genuine tea party! In case I haven’t impressed this upon you enough already, my daughter and I are serious cookie connoisseurs. We go out of our way to try dessert hot spots everywhere we go. If there’s been hype about it, we’ve got to taste it for ourselves. The famous Ladurée has definitely had hype, thanks to the recent macaron frenzy and the treat’s notoriety on social media. (Of course, artists like Tim Burton, Pharell Williams, and Christian Louboutin collaborating with them has helped spread the word.) Laduree Paris Review

Laduree Paris Review

Let me stop right here, though. In case you haven’t actually tried a macaron yet, allow me to explain: these delicate and airy cookies are not the same thing as a macaroon, which is a dense, coconut confection. Instead, a macaron has two crunchy, almond, sugar and egg white-based outer shells, with a ganache buttercream, meringue or jam filling in between. These colorful sandwich cookies come in every hue and flavor imaginable. Laduree Paris Review

Laduree Paris Review

Ladurée hasn’t just jumped on the bandwagon, however. They practically invented the macaron! (Well, they’ve been perfecting it for 150 years…Macarons have actually been around since the early 1500’s and originated in Italy, not France. Gasp!) Their unique flavors change all the time, with some of their best sellers being the rose petal and salted caramel varieties (out of more than 36). Their elegant gift boxes are synonymous with luxury, and at about $22 US dollars for six of these little guys, you’ll probably want to reserve these souvenirs for your nearest and dearest. I can report that they are worth every penny! Laduree Paris Review

Laduree Paris Review

It may be hard to believe, but Ladurée does offer more than just macarons. Their cake display is a true work of art with sculpted creams, crunchy caramels, and sliced fruits decorating each morsel. Have a cup of coffee with Chantilly cream or an extra-rich, cup of thick, hot cocoa. They sell teas, jams, gourmet chocolates, and even perfumes and candles! They’ve also got fabulous little gifts, like shopping totes and key chains, to commemorate your visit. Laduree Paris Review

It was the experience of taking my daughter to see this picture perfect shop firsthand that was really worth it to me, though. Approaching Ladurée was like walking into a magical story book, from the green and gold exterior, complete with large windows displaying elaborate arrangements of treats, to the stunning interior filled with silk, marble, and crystal at every turn. With fresh roses on the tables and a grand staircase, it’s safe to say we felt fancy! While they do have a full restaurant, I’d recommend you stick to the desserts, since that’s what Ladurée does best. Laduree Paris Review

Laduree Paris Review

This shop and restaurant are stunningly beautiful and they make amazing macarons! One visit and it will be easy to understand why everyone loves Ladurée. If you can’t get to Paris, don’t worry; they’ve got locations across the globe, including shops in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Miami. But if you’re a sugar foodie, add Ladurée Paris to your ultimate bucket list! Laduree Paris Review

Ladurée Paris
75 avenue des Champs-Élysées
75008 Paris
France

 

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30 Comments

  1. August 22, 2017 / 9:45 am

    This looks like the perfect Parisian bakery! I would love to go to Paris and eat croissants and drink coffee then explore for days! Your little one is a cutie! She looks so happy!

  2. August 22, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Oh my gosh that looks heavenly! I can’t wait to go to Paris to just soak in the gorgeous city. That looks like the best Parisian bakery, I would love to just sit and people watch that room is beautiful.

  3. August 22, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Your picture looks gorgeous! I have always wanted to visit this place!

  4. August 22, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    This looks like the most amazing place to stop in for a treat. I’m adding it to my list if I’m ever out in the cities where they have these. Maybe one will come to Seattle.

  5. August 23, 2017 / 4:25 am

    I just love the color of these pastries, even the boxing is lovely!

  6. Sue Tanya McHorgh
    August 23, 2017 / 8:35 am

    Oh my gosh that looks heavenly! The pastries look so good. I think they need one in Jamaica.

  7. Dogvills
    August 23, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    Oh those yummy macarons. I just can’t get enough of them. I would love to try the authentic macaron if and when I get the chance to have another trip to Paris. I am writing down the name of the place – Laduree. Definitely a sugar junkie haven.

  8. Kelly Reci
    August 24, 2017 / 12:02 am

    I love Laduree to visit soon! I am a huge dessert fan, and I love to try something new like macarons with different colors and flavors!

  9. Julie Syl
    August 24, 2017 / 2:21 am

    This looks so good! And the place is really adorable. I want to visit this soon and have some good coffee, relax and feel the ambience.

  10. Heather
    August 24, 2017 / 7:52 am

    This is the Paris I dream of sharing with my daughter. Elegant and delicious! Dessert is my favorite meal of the day, and I would adore the opportunity to dessert my way through the city.

  11. Shilpa Bindlish
    August 24, 2017 / 9:53 am

    So many flavours and colours of cookies can make anyone go crazy. How happy the little girl looks 🙂 Great bakery must say!

  12. TColeman
    August 24, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I love pastries and this shop looks like it has so much! I would seriously be in love.

  13. August 25, 2017 / 5:20 am

    When I went to Paris I did not even go to this shop, I passed right by it I remember seeing it. I will have to go next time.
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  14. August 25, 2017 / 10:48 am

    Laduree’s my fave and you’ll surely be back for more!

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  15. August 25, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Visting Laduree is at the very very top of my bucket list. I have always had such a fascination with anything French, the art, the culture, the food and most of all the decor. I love visting my local french cafes but Laduree is the ultimate!

  16. Steve
    August 25, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    This looks like such a special and amazing memory that you are making with your daughter. These also look so delicious 🙂

  17. August 27, 2017 / 5:31 am

    Yes, I do remember Laduree for the expensive and exquisite macarons! I have never seen the other products provided by them though, so this is really new to me. Not sure if they will come to Singapore with this!
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  18. August 28, 2017 / 8:15 am

    Wow! This place looks really good. Paris is a great country. How i wish i can visit here someday.

  19. August 28, 2017 / 9:56 am

    I certainly hope to visit one day. It looks like a special place to have a treat.

  20. Nicole Flint
    August 29, 2017 / 7:40 am

    I love Laudree! They have a shop in Miami and I had the best Macaroons so delicious!

  21. August 30, 2017 / 6:39 am

    Loveeeee Laduree! The decor is gorg & food is amazing! I haven’t been to the Paris branch but love the NY Soho branch!

  22. August 30, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    That shop looks beautiful and the macaroons looks divine. I wish I had a shop like that around where I live so I can go there every week.

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