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Laduree

#309 of 14,181 Restaurants in Paris
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Neighborhood:
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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16 Rue Royale, 75008 Paris, France
33142602179
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: "AN EXEMPLARY BACKGROUND - the history of Parisian tea rooms is...
"AN EXEMPLARY BACKGROUND - the history of Parisian tea rooms is closely linked to the history of the Ladurée family. Everything began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, man of the Southwest of France, miller of his state, created a bakery that became a pastry shop, at 16, rue Royale in Paris. The highly theatrical decoration will be entrusted to Jules Cheret. THE FEMININE TOUCH - under the second empire, with the development of Parisian cafes, Jeanne Souchard, wife of Ernest Ladurée, had the idea of mixing genres: the café and pastry shop, giving birth to one of the first of the great Parisian salons. INFINITELY MORE THAN A PASTRY SHOP - this place full of history with a refined atmosphere charmed David Holder and his father Francis, founder of the Holder group. They decided to buy and then promote and expand the famous Establishment, the Mecca of Parisian culinary creation."
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best hot chocolate ever

I had read the hype, but was still not convinced , so I had to try for myself. If you are a chcocholic, then don't miss this. It was bliss. Gorgeous, spice, melted chocolate- perfection! The breakfast was really good as well, but for me the chocolate was the hero of the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
madaboutwine
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Ficksburg, South Africa
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were in Paris for two days and Laduree was close to the top of her to-do list. I'm so happy that it was. I had always saw Macaroons and thought they were dry hard cookies that were no big deal. So wrong! They are the most delightful and delicate pastry (although I think they should stand... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest I totally forgotten about having Macarons whilst in Paris. Was totally elated when bumping into this store along the way. It was way too sweet for me but it was nice though. Bought it for our self but preferred it to be in a box,

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything in Ladureé is refined, even though some years ago they have updated everything with a good marketing for tourists. All the salons are really elegante, with lavish decoration from the XIXth century, súper elegante, with paintings on the walls. Even the one in Orly airport is lovely. The food is exquisite, though quite expensive, but you pay for all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had pastries in the Champs Elysee Laduree, we had to try this one for afternoon tea. We were not disappointed, the tea was lovely and the cakes were divine.

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Ficksburg, South Africa
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183 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read the hype, but was still not convinced , so I had to try for myself. If you are a chcocholic, then don't miss this. It was bliss. Gorgeous, spice, melted chocolate- perfection! The breakfast was really good as well, but for me the chocolate was the hero of the day.

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Thank madaboutwine
Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went overboard and spent more than I should have but it was worth it, I took the pastry to The Eiffel tower and sat close to it ,while I listened to my recorded traditional French songs that I brought with me.In the pastry container from Laduree was of course at least one chocolate eclair.

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Thank Jay H
Milan, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great indoor but terrible service. It looks like no skills employees. After more than 20' waiting my order was missing and young waiter say me with "bored face" : "Ok, what you want?" I took my coat and I went to another cafe', Paris is plenty of awesome cafes and macarons . Really disappointing experience.

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Thank Gaetano C
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast. Their tea and patisserie are very nice. They had white eggs omelet which was heavily. This is an expensive place. €30 to €40 per person.

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Thank Alshehabi
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cakes and tea are not bad, but the waitress' service quality/attitude was the worst I have ever experienced. She was not only being late taking an order but also rudely moved my table while I'm enjoying conversation with my wife in a modest manner. I don't understand why she did such a rude thing to customers. The cafe is highly... More 

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Pleasant Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had breakfast here on Christmas Day. It was a wonderful treat and a lovely start to our day. I can see where it could get pricey, but our breakfast was quite a bit less expensive than having it at our hotel. Nice ambiance, friendly staff and delicious meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Rue Royale, 75008 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: 33142602179

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Description

"AN EXEMPLARY BACKGROUND - the history of Parisian tea rooms is closely linked to the history of the Ladurée family. Everything began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, man of the Southwest of France, miller of his state, created a bakery that became a pastry shop, at 16, rue Royale in Paris. The highly theatrical decoration will be entrusted to Jules Cheret. THE FEMININE TOUCH - under the second empire, with the development of Parisian cafes, Jeanne Souchard, wife of Ernest Ladurée, had the idea of mixing genres: the café and pastry shop, giving birth to one of the first of the great Parisian salons. INFINITELY MORE THAN A PASTRY SHOP - this place full of history with a refined atmosphere charmed David Holder and his father Francis, founder of the Holder group. They decided to buy and then promote and expand the famous Establishment, the Mecca of Parisian culinary creation."
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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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.
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