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- 70%Local Culture
- 64%Art & Design Lovers
- 59%Family Travelers
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- LaduréeMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureFoodies+ 4Jul 25, 2014
Ladurée is a must-visit in Paris. In my opinion, they serve the best macaroons on the planet (sorry Pierre Herme). A wide variety of flavors. My personal favorites are salted caramel and vanilla.Recommended for:
- LaduréeMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 25, 2014
well, looking for pastries, sweets and deserts presented and priced as jewels...you are in the good place for that. but it is very very nice, so let them advice you for your taste and enjoy!!Recommended for:
- LaduréeMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodiesJul 25, 2014
Ladurée, at the top of the Champs Elysees near the Arc de Triomphe, is the reputed home of the macaron. You can have a sit down breakfast there or just shop for the macarons and other pastries. The breakfast is a bit overpriced but the macarons aren't as expensive.
- LaduréeMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBusiness Travelers+ 7Jul 25, 2014
The prettiest of all the Laduree locations in Paris, this restaurant on the champs is always busy and service can be terrible, but it's still my favorite Laduree. Along with the classic restaurant, a new, very modern and trendy bar has opened at this location and the food and drinks are meant to be great. This branch of Laduree was the perfect place for my bridesmaids luncheon, which we held in a private room upstairs. Everyone at Laduree was incredibly helpful, prior to the luncheon and they even let me design a custom menu, because I wanted something lighter than what they normally offer. We ate six different appetizers, all of which were savory versions of traditional sweets and all were great, but the basil and tomato tart was everyone's fave. (N.B. my shared pictures of Laduree were taken by Corbin Gurkin, at my bridesmaid luncheon)
- LaduréeMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 25, 2014
If you love macarons, Laduree is the place to be. They have a dine-in cafe and a shop right next door if you just want some pastries to go. Definitely try the "fluff" filled macarons like the almond one. The filling is like a flavorful marshmallow and you have with the delicious cookie coating on the outside.. Wait in line to pay for the items you want first and then move to the right where they will ask you what flavors you want and package it for you.
- LaduréeMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBusiness Travelers+ 5Jul 25, 2014
Laduree Patisserie is a popular chain in Paris that is probably most famous for its macarons. The Laduree on Champs-Elysee is the one to visit, and not just to pick up a few snacks to eat on the go, but to actually sit in its beautiful garden like dining to indulgence in both bistro fare and sweets.
- LaduréeMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 25, 2014
These macarons are expensive, but worth the adventure! I've never understood macarons until these. They aren't too sweet and the flavor doesn't take artificial like many of the other generic places.
- LaduréeCommunity ManagerMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 8Jul 25, 2014
One if the best macarons anywhere. It is fresh, soft, flavorful, and decadent. They have a few shops all around and even one in New York. The store also sells fragrances and other home products, and they have a restaurant attached to the shop.
- LaduréeMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 3Jul 24, 2014
What's the big deal about a macaroon? A friend of mine asked that we bring her back macaroons from this place. I was like "really?" how good can a soft squishy cookie be? One taste and I was sold.
I would give both my arms for a Laduree in California.
- LaduréeMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Jul 25, 2014
Ladurée is probably the most famous brand of macarons in Paris! I have to admit that I prefer Pierre Hermé's macarons (as I find Ladurée's flavors too classic and not as creative/daring), but Ladurée is a close second! Their teahouse/restaurant on the Champs Elysées is really beautiful and eating one of their delicate pastries, while surrounded by the regal décor, really makes you feel like a princess! There are boutiques all over the city (and at the CDG airport) and they make great gifts as even their packaging is really gorgeous!Recommended for:
- LaduréeMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 25, 2014
The macarons at Ladurée cannot be beat. They are the BEST that I've ever had. 5 glorious stars. I came here during the day to buy a box to take home and the lines were long. They move quickly though and most of the staff speak English. Everyone was really nice. I did have to yell over the noise as I was ordering but it was worth it.
As we were there, we considered having tea or dinner later in the day at Ladurée. Dinner won out when I saw the menu. They had foie gras and they had a prix fixe menu. I quickly asked the hostess if we could make a reservation and she was quite helpful. If you want to have dinner at a busy restaurant in Paris, make a reservation in advance. One day, if I'm back, I may come here for tea because the macarons are that fantastic. They also have a full bar in the back. The restaurant is pretty big inside.
Once we came back for dinner we just told the hostess about our reservation and we were seated upstairs in the corner. I decided not to drink because the prix fixe was already 51 euro. The maitre d' asked us if we would like water and gave us two choices: still or gas. We said "still" but didn't realize we could have ordered tap. Instead, they brought us a 750 ml bottle of Evian which cost about 8,10 euro. Once we realized that we were paying for water and sparkling lemonade, we sat and drank every last drop of it.
For my prix fixe, I went with the pan-seared foie gras with apples, lamb encased in puff pastry with black truffle mashed potatoes, fruit roll mouse cake, and vanillaRecommended for:
- LaduréeJul 25, 2014
wow. This place is known for their macarons, but we also went for dinner after looking at the menu after we picked up said macarons. Macarons are 5 stars! The 4 is really for the dinner
It's not cheap at all for a meal. It is definitely up there, however, the food was pretty good. Was it worth the large price tag, I don't know. I'm still going to have to think about it.
We went for the prix fixe dinner, which I didn't partake in because I had a mild case of food poisoning that I was recovering from and honestly probably would have been okay with just a bagel. I ordered the mini burgers (basically 4 sliders) and my friend got the prix fixe with foie gras and lamb with dessert, oh and it comes with 2 macarons. She loved her meal, and my burgers were quite yummy, with the 4 huge fries. It was not a pile of french fries, just these large fat logs of fried potatoes.
They come out with a dessert tray and let us pick from it - there are also other options in the menu that they make. After a recommendation from our waitress, we chose this mixed berry, cakey creamy thing that was pretty delicious. Glad she recommended it to us.
Unfortunately our waiter (guy that helped us before our waitress) didn't ask us if we wanted tap water and just brought us a 1 Liter bottle of still Evian which we had to pay for. We weren't exactly thrilled with that, since a) there was only 2 of us, the 500mL size would have been fine especially since we also ordered sodas b) we had to PAY for the 1L bottle c) we could have gotten FREE tap water.
- LaduréeMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Jul 25, 2014
The über famous patisserie is all that. The most traditional location, at Champs Elisees has been recently rebuilt due to a fire and it feels more charming than ever. Expect long lines at the boutique, but it's well worth buying the delicious macarons or other pastry pieces of art. The lines for sitting at the salon de thé are long too, but they move fast. Flawless service, gorgeous china, delicate details and, of course, the perfect flavors are well worth taking the time to sit down and sip on a cup of tea or hot chocolate here.Recommended for:
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Aliases: Laduree, La Duree