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The grande dame of Paris pâtisseries, and where Macaron Mania began.

Practical information

Address: 16 rue Royale, 75008
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-7:30pm, Friday-Saturday 8:30am-8pm, Sunday and Holidays 10am-7pm
Telephone: 01 42 60 21 79

Additional Locations

Address: 75 avenue des Champs Elysées, 75008
Nearest transport: George V (1)
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-11:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-12:30am, Sunday 8:30am-11:30pm
Telephone: 01 40 75 08 75

Address: 64 boulevard Haussmann, 75009
Nearest transport: Havre-Caumartin (3, 9)
Hours: Monday-Wednesday & Friday-Saturday 9:30am-8pm, Thursday 9:30am-10pm; Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 82 40 10

Address: 21 Rue Bonaparte, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint-Germain-des-Prés (4)
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-7:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-8:30pm, Sunday and Holidays 10am-7:30pm
Telephone: 01 44 07 64 87

Address: 3 rue Lincoln, 75008
Nearest transport: George V (1)
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-11:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 10-1:30am
Telephone: 01 40 75 08 75

Address: 14 rue de Castiglione, 75001
Nearest transport: Tuileries (1), Concorde (1,8)
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-7:30pm, Saturday 9:30am-7:30pm; Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 60 86 92

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “While you bask in the warm glow of bygone wealth, indulge in tea, pastries (the pistachio pain au chocolat is heavenly) and, above all, the hot chocolate. It’s a rich, bitter, velvety tar that will leave you in the requisite stupor for any lazy afternoon.”

Le Figaro (2011) Ranked #4 in their test of the city’s best strawberry tarts.

David Lebovitz (2010) “…something in me refuses to believe that a solid company that was proud of what they offer would be so unwelcoming to visitors. It’s truly sad when one of the great classic pastry shops of Paris discourages customers and guests… this point, I’ve crossed Ladurée off my list.”

Camille Malmquist (2008) “We were disappointed with the réligieuse…Surely a pastry institution such as Ladurée can put out something better than this….And they do: the St. Honoré.  Good puff pastry base, copious diplomat cream nestled between tiny filled choux puffs, topped off with a generous amount of whipped cream and toasted almonds for good measure.  But wait!  The best part!  The caramel holding it all together was still crunchy!”

David Lebovitz (2007) “Yes, everyone comes here for the macarons, which are justly famous. So much so, in fact, that Ladurée sells an astounding 12,000 per day. But it’s too bad the morning pastries get overlooked in the macaron madness.”

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