Going to the Ladurée boutique and restaurant on the Champs-Elysées was one of the most memorable moments of my trip to Paris. My sister and I went for some tea and sweets and enjoyed every moment of it.
There is a boutique that offers a variety of sweets, from their famous macarons to pastries. There is hype around Ladurée for good reason – these macarons are delectable. The rest of the main floor and the second floor is beautifully decorated and offers a picturesque area for a meal or tea and desserts.
The interior is reminiscent of the 19th century which make you feel like royalty: elaborate curtains made of thick fabric, cushioned couches, and carpeted floors. Ladurée is worthwhile because it is a complete experience that you will not forget.
My sister had the ‘Isphahan’, which is a big macaron stuffed wih rosewater and lychee mousse and fresh raspberries. I wasn’t too sure about her choice, but in every bite, the aromas and tastes blended perfectly together.
I went with the more decadent ‘Plaisirs Sucrés’, which was unforgettably delicious: crispy praline layered on hazelnut cake, with additional layers of chocolate ganache and milk chocolate. Drooling yet?
We downed our desserts with white coffee infused with citrus. We initially did not like it, but in the end, provided a very interesting contrast with the sweets we had chosen.
I would really recommend setting aside money from your budget to go to this particular location of Ladurée. The experience was truly memorable, the staff was polite and on point, and the desserts were sinfully delicious. An absolute must if you are visiting Paris!
Ladurée Champs Elysées