Maxim's de Paris
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A modern, smart and elegant store right in the heart of Paris ! Maxim's offers the famous macarons, chocolates, champagnes, foies gras and many other greedy specialities.
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Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
How to get there
  • Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre • 2 min walk
  • Pyramides • 5 min walk
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highfivesix
New York City, NY192 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
My first review was for the restaurant. This review is about the specialty shop. It's a beautiful boutique offering the gourmet specialties that makes Maxims unique. The macarons and chocolates are a cut above the rest. I'm looking forward to indulging in my first cup of Maxims richly roasted Arabica coffee blend.
The gentleman who welcomed me into the shop became my host. He was like an ambassador for all things Maxims! He had extensive knowledge of each item on the selling floor. I appreciate the insightful and delightful experience that he provided me. I'm not sure if I can mention his full name, but it begins with the letter A and ends with the letter N.
On a final note, there's a bit of confusion about the location. Maxims De Paris, isn't located inside the Louvre Museum. You do not have to purchase a ticket for the Louvre Museum in order to access the shop. Maxims De Paris is actually inside of a shopping mall very near to the Louvre.
Written July 16, 2021
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Kelly C
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Mar 2017 • Couples
Stumbled upon this while exiting the Louvre and thought it was a bit of a tourist trap and that the macarons would be "ehh," but after taste testing Macarons at 5 places, these were by far the best! Seriously worth a stop!

They had a beautiful selection and my only regret was not buying more.
Written March 13, 2017
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Thank you Kelly ! We are really happy to read you appreciated the Maxim's macarons. Flavors vary according to the seasons, it is a good excuse to come back soon...
Written August 16, 2017
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highfivesix
New York City, NY192 contributions
Feb 2020
My main reason to dine at Maxims wasn't the food. Instead, it was to bask in Maxims' Mystique. It was like dining inside of a sophisticated, high end art museum. The decor and atmosphere creates an ambiance, that teasingly invites you to indulge in the experience!!!!
Written February 21, 2020
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Jul 2018 • Business
If you'd like to remind Russian traditions you have to visit this restaurant. Sencoral music, good food and service... Visit with friends!
Written June 19, 2019
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Annie L
DMV33 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
I Went there today after visiting the Louvre. I got 8 macaroons that looked good but upon making it back to my hotel I was annoyed- they were really stale. I had to just toss half of them as I was not going to eat stale food. What a waste of €12. I do not recommend this place at all.
Written October 7, 2018
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Dear Annie, I'm really confused about your comment ! All our fresh specialities (macarons, caneles, "gâteaux de voyage") are daily fresh ! Moreover, we sell the macarons 2€ each, or in gift-boxes with a minimum of 6 pieces for 12,50€. Are you sure you've bought these macarons in our store ? Looking forward to your reply, Regards
Written October 30, 2018
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Annalise E
Bristol, UK319 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Both interesting and delicious things found here. Excellent for gifts to take home. I love my champagne stopper
Written February 27, 2019
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Mel Nuesch
Bonn, Germany902 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Very fancy, the attention is 5 stars. The food is amazing, the ambiance is eccentric but sublime. It has very little number of tables and separated certain distance, which makes it feel more private and exclusive (I liked it, since we were having a nice family time). Basically, any dish you order will be tasty, and at the end they bring a cart with different cakes - all very good. I really recommend it.
Written December 2, 2018
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Liz H
Lichfield, UK845 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We visited this shop after the Louvre, as you pass it as you exit.
We were greeted warmly by the assistant with a sample and then left to browse the large choice of chocolate goods. When I was struggling to make a choice, the assistant offered further samples of the chocolate I was considering and we brought some fabulous chocolate home!
Written June 26, 2018
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Thank you Liz ! We are really happy to read you appreciated the Maxim's delicatessen and our french "art de vivre". We will be very happy to receive you again for your next visit in Paris !
Written October 24, 2018
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,286 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
I did a double take when I saw the Maxim's concept shop near the Carrousel entrance to the Louvre. It hadn't been here when I was last on this level a few years ago. But there it now was, dripping in red, white and gold. The design, colors and window display brought me in; the products enticed me to stay.

I wandered from macarons to chocolates to blocks of Foie gras to champagne and still had a ways to go. But I remained well fortified for the journey after eating a free candy sample (rich and delicious), offered by a gracious employee. All the staff I interacted with here were topnotch, giving assistance, helping customers to choose, but never pushing merchandise.

Everything here is beautifully presented. I especially liked all the red boxes and the lovely art work. The space is nicely used with a high ceiling opening the room up so that it doesn't seem crowded when many customers mingle.

The Louvre awaited, but I knew where I would return after visiting the museum.
Written May 4, 2018
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Thank you Rumples ! We are really happy to read you appreciated the Maxim's delicatessen and our french "art de vivre". We will be very happy to receive you again for your next visit in Paris !
Written October 24, 2018
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RomanaLola10
New York City, NY114 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
It was so delicious. I loved the macaroons and chocolates. What i loved the most was the art work on the walls and on some of their packaging.
Written September 21, 2017
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Thank you ! We are really happy to read you appreciated the Maxim's macarons. A brand new recipe is coming soon, it is a good excuse to come back in Paris !
Written November 18, 2017
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