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“Get the brunch”
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Ranked #431 of 17,407 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Champs-Elysees
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."
Paris, France
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Get the brunch”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

and go early. Reservations are possible at times, to ensure you are not wasting a lot of time standing in line; call ahead. Order one brunch, an extra pot of tea, and the pain perdu/French toast to split between two people. Delish!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Ralphing
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“The best place to buy macarons”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

There are a lot of places in Paris to buy macarons, and macarons from Laduree aren't the chapear. However, they are delicious and the boxes are beautiful. Great and delicious choice for a souvenir.

  • Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing cakes - must try when in Paris”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

We tried 3 different patisseries while in Paris and the best cakes came from Laduree. We visited Laduree on Rue Royale Paris, but opted for take-away so cannot comment on service on the cafe/food however the service we got from the takeaway counter was great and not pompous at all.
The Isaphan cake was great, but our favorites of the 4 cakes we tried were Saint-Honore Rose Framboise, Arabica, Charlotte Belle Helene 150 ans. If you're a fan of chocolate hazelnut, we definitely recommend Arabica it is rich, smooth & velvety in texture.
The macaroons were awesome texture, but I think the one I had a Dalloyau near Luxembourg park was even better. The macaroons at Fauchon were just as good as those at Laduree. Wish Sydney had macaroons just as good as in Paris.
Pierre Herme was another patiserrie we tried 2 cakes and 4 macaroons but both the cakes & Macaroons we chose were average compared to Laduree & Dalloyau.

  • Visited October 2012
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Newton, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Amazing macarons at equally as eye popping prices”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I don't even like macarons, but these were damn good. They also make great souvenirs- very french, with gorgeous packaging (but you pay for it). Even if you're not a macaron fanatic, it's worth it to just buy one or two to try and see what the hype is all about!

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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“One of the classic macaron shops”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

To get the best and most classic Parisian macarons, Laduree is one of the best. Not cheap though - be aware!

Visited November 2012
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