Ladurée Paris Reviews
Oct 17, 2007
When visiting Paris, indulging in les macarons is a must, and Ladurée is the Louis Vuitton of macarons. A full menu is offered and there is usually a line out the door for Sunday brunch, but for me, it is the place for macarons and coffee. They offer full size macarons, or, for those (like me) who cannot choose just one flavor, you can order an assortment of 6 small macarons. All of the flavors are great, but my favorite is the caramel sale. They also offer beautifully wrapped boxes filled with the selection of your choice (8 for 9 euros) which make a nice gift. The decor is exquisite and elegant and the presentation is perfect down to the last detail - they even have special covers for the handle of your coffee/tea pot so you don't burn your fingertips. A very Parisian experience!
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Jan 17, 2006
There is a very good reason why this luxurious salon de thé features in
Patricia Schultz's, '1,000 Places to See Before You Die'. The high
prices are worth every decadent bite.
The seating areas are adorned in nineteenth century curtains and very
comfortable, upholstered armchairs. But, of course, the food is the
main reason to come here. The place is known for its macaroons (small
meringues with cream inside) in many different flavours - try rose
petal! The croissants are the only reasonably priced option (still
delicious), but the more expensive patisserie cakes are worth trying.
The 5 euro hot chocolate is also a recommended induglence. It's like
thick sauce, served in a silver pot. I would spend as much
time here as possible to rest on soft seats and soak up the elegant
atmosphere. Given that you often must pay to use the toilet in Europe,
this is also a good time to visit the mens or ladies rooms.
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