Sugar-coated dream by Pierre Hermé

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Talking about macaroons and Paris in the same context IS as cliché as it sounds, I know.  However, people who travel to the ville des lumières often ask me what is my favorite address for indulge in the most delicious treats. You’d think that Ladurée is an obvious answer but Parisians are not any less crazy about incredible creations by Pierre Hermé (“the Picasso of Pastry” as baptized by Vogue). If this hasn’t convinced you yet, let’s just say that Pierre has also been awarded the title of “World’s Best Pastry Chef 2016-2017” by the World’s 50 Restaurants List. The boutique is a paradise of pleasures, perfect for those who search for their favorite tastes made with untraditional twist, and I’m talking not only about macaroons, but a wide range of chocolate as well. In addition, the shops are in very convenient locations: head to 133 Avenue des Champs Élysées if you’re planning to visit Arc de Triomphe later (which is just a stone’s throw away from the boutique), 39 Avenue de l’Opéra after long promenades in Louvre and Palais-Royal garden (Jardin du Palais-Royal) or 72 rue Bonaparte which is in close proximity to Luxembourg gardens (Jardin de Luxembourg) and Saint-Sulpice church (Église Saint-Sulpice), one of my favorite locations in the city.

Flavors in the picture: pistachio, orange blossom with rose and ginger, hazelnut praline with crispy praline, salted-butter caramel, rose with litchi and raspberry, pear and pure original Brazilian dark chocolate.

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