Where To Eat The Best Macarons In Paris, France - Updated 2024

Macarons In Paris
Karina
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Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, a trip to Paris isn’t complete without trying some French pastries. After all, the city is famous for them. And what could be more representative of French pastries than the light, delicious, and colorful “drops of heaven” also known as macarons? They come in all kinds of flavors, and each bakery in Paris probably has their own recipe and secret ingredients that make their macarons different than the rest, but the good news is there is a definite consensus of where to find the top-rated macarons in the city. Read on to find where to eat the best macarons in Paris, France.

1. Ladurée

Macaron Ladurée. Paris 2010
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Ladurée is one of the most well-known bakeries in Paris, with several locations throughout the city. They serve pastries, deli items, and chocolates, but are most famous for their macarons. They have different kinds of limited-edition boxes with multiple flavors and quantities. The list of macaron flavors includes some classics, like vanilla, chocolate, and lemon, but also some interesting flavors, like orange blossom, licorice, cotton candy, bubble gum, and bright orange chocolate.

Ladurée

Address: Several Paris locations

Website: Ladurée

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2. Pierre Hermé (from USD 107.61)

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Another amazing place to calm your sweet tooth is Pierre Hermé, which has 10 boutiques in Paris, as well as an online store. They have different types of macaron collections, each with unique flavors and interesting combinations. These little drops of heaven are made from the finest ingredients, have unusual names, and a savory aspect. Between Madagascar vanilla, olive oil with mandarin orange and red berries, jasmine flower with jasmine tea, or rose with rose petals, ordering is going to be a tough call.

Pierre Hermé

Address: Several outlets

Website: Pierre Hermé

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3. Gérard Mulot

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When it comes to Gérard Mulot, their desserts are not only picture-perfect, but they also have an incredible taste. They have two locations with different operating hours in Paris and they serve everything from macarons and bonbons to chocolates. The macarons come in boxes of different sizes, while their flavors include vanilla, coffee, nougat, champagne, lemon, and more.

Gérard Mulot

Address: Several Paris locations

Website: Gérard Mulot

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4. Café Pouchkine

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Café Pouchkine is a tea room, restaurant, and a patisserie all rolled into one and an experience from the moment you set foot inside to the moment you head home. Besides macarons, they also serve hot beverages, pancakes, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. However, make sure you save some room for dessert - you won’t regret it.

Café Pouchkine

Address: Several Paris locations

Website: Café Pouchkine

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5. Fauchon

Eclairs at Fauchon in Paris
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At Fauchon, you will find a variety of pastries, chocolates, gifts, groceries, and tea. They are quite popular in Paris for their macarons, which come beautifully wrapped in cute gift boxes. Some of the macaron flavors they serve include vanilla-raspberry, cassis-violet, white chocolate with a milk heart, vanilla, caramel, lemon, coffee, hazelnut, and more. No matter the flavor, their macarons are airy, delicious, and will melt in your mouth, so make sure you order an extra box - you’ll finish them in no time.

Fauchon

Address: Several Paris locations

Website: Fauchon

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6. Lenotre

Entrada a Lenôtre París
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While Lenotre has both online and offline shops, a visit to one of their Paris shops will definitely be worth it. From chocolate bars, pastries, and macarons, each product is of the highest quality, made with care, and the finest ingredients. Order a box of 12 gourmet macarons from Lenotre and try their vanilla, caramel, coffee, Sicilian pistachio, and raspberry flavors.

Lenotre

Address: Several Paris locations

Website: Lenotre

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7. Angelina

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Making Paris sweeter since 1903, Angelina serves an amazing assortment of pastries. They have several stores in Paris and an online shop that delivers within 72 hours. Their desserts are perfect art creations with the right blend of ingredients and a delicate look. Their macaron varieties include vanilla, coffee, pistachio, caramel, chocolate-passion, blackcurrant, raspberry, and lemon flavors.

Angelina

Address: Several Paris locations

Website: Angelina

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8. Dalloyau

Fancy cakes
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Dalloyau, in Paris, serves top-quality pastries, macarons, chocolates, and confectionery items. Their macarons come in boxes of different sizes and there are some interesting flavors, like fine champagne cognac, salted butter caramel, bergamot tea, praline, and peanut. They have recently introduced two new flavors - fig raspberry and hazelnut yuzu, but also have the classic vanilla, pistachio, and chocolate.

Dalloyau

Address: Several Paris locations

Website: Dalloyau

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9. Carette

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Carette promises to offer its clients not only some of the most delicious French sweets but also attentive service and an authentic Parisian experience, all in a beautiful and warm atmosphere. Their menu includes fine pastries, like eclairs, Mont Blancs, tarts, and raspberry pies, but also macarons of different flavors. Some of the best macaron flavors are rose, sour cherry, the flavor of the moment, violet cassis, and coffee.

Carette

Address: 4 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris

Website: Carette

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10. Aoki Sadaharu

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Aoki Sadaharu has several stores in Paris, Tokyo, and Nagoya. Their menu includes some Instagram-worthy cakes, choux, eclairs, tarts, and macarons. One of their best macaron flavors is called Symphonie, which includes a red macaron, fresh forest fruit, Crème a la Violette, and Earl Grey Crème Brulee.

Aoki Sadaharu

Address: Several Paris locations

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Loooking for the best macaron flavors in Paris, France

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Enjoying some pastries and sweets is one of the most important and authentic French experiences you can have during your trip and Paris is the best place to try some of the most delicious tarts, choux, cakes, and macarons. Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, after only looking at what these amazing bakeries and restaurants have to offer, you’ll want to try all of them. While in Paris, make sure you try at least one or two of the classic macaron flavors, but also some of their unique combinations. Choose one or try them all, but make sure you eat macarons in Paris, France, at least once.

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