When you think of French patisseries, you immediately think of macarons; the pretty pastel sweet treats which have become a Parisian delicacy. Even though these iconic patisseries are widely available nowadays, the quality, at times is compromised. But don’t fear, INSIDR is on hand to ensure you can marvel at the macaron by finding the best Paris has to offer.
Read on to find INSIDR’s top selection of where to get the best macarons in Paris…
Pierre Hermé has long been a leading name in the macaron making world! Specialising in unusual flavours, their bold approach to the dainty patisserie always leads to a unique and fun selection!
72 rue Bonaparte, 6th arrondissement. Open every day from 10 AM to 7 PM
Ladurée has been making macarons for 150 years and is now the largest macaron boutique chain in the world. Whilst their well established name means their macarons can be rather pricey, you can be sure that you’re buying the real deal, made to the French recipe.
There are numerous ladurée boutiques in Paris, however we recommend the one found at 75 avenue des Champs-Elysées, 8th arrondissement. Open every day from 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM.
Carl Marletti is one of the most renowned patissiers in Paris, and you can really taste the expertise that go into making each macaron. Whilst Marletti takes this French classic to the next level, the prices are still affordable.
51 rue Censier, 5th arrondissement. Open Tuesday- Saturday: 10 AM- 8PM, Sunday: 10AM – 1:30PM
Aoki, the head patissier of this macaroon holy grail comes from Japan, and we see his background reflected in the subtle flavours and fragile textures that are incorporated into this French classic sweet treat.
35 rue de Vaugirard, 6th arrondissement. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 AM to 7 PM, Sundays from 10 AM to 6 PM, closed on Mondays
The quality of the macarons at Arnaud Larher is exceptional. Interestingly, you pay for your selection of macarons by weight! They serve a mixture of the traditional as well as unusual flavours.
53 Rue Caulaincourt, 18th arrondissement. Open Tuesday- Saturday 10 AM- 7:30 PM, Sundays: 10 AM- 1 PM
Jean Paul Hevin is a chocolate heaven. Hevin is a chocolate expert, so whilst all the macaron flavours on offer in his stores are delicious, we recommend trying a chocolate flavour first!
231 rue St. Honoré, 1st arrondissement. Shop open Monday-Saturday 10 AM-7:30 PM; Chocolate Bar Monday-Saturday 12-7 PM
The filings in these macarons are what sets them apart; the tart jam fillings and smooth, rich ganache are delicious! You can also enjoy the iconic view of the Eiffel tower from the Trocadéro esplanade located right near by!
4 Place du Trocadero, 16th arrondissement. Open from 7 AM to 11:30 PM on weekdays, and 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM on weekends