Hi, it’s me Marimonda.
Origin to France, macarons are on the must try list when most people travel to Paris. Then, where to go to try the best macarons? Many people visit La Durée or Pierre Hermé since you may find them in their countries. Today, I’d like to share my visit to La Durée in Champs-Elysées, one of the best macaron places in Paris not only for the desserts but also for the atmosphere.
There are many branches in Paris, but my favorite store is the one in Champs-Elysées. It’s decorated like a palace which made me feel as if I were in the 14th century. I usually ask for a table in the tea salon on the second floor (1st floor in French style), because it is more spacious and tranquil (see the picture above). Surely, macarons are delicious, but this antique and luxury atmosphere makes them taste better in my opinion.
Menu & Services
I normally have two macarons and one tea and it’s a perfect combination for me. The tea is served in a kettle and it is enough for two cups. The price of each macaron is around 2.5 euros and the tea costs about 10 euros.
The handle of the kettle is gently covered with a paper with logo, so you don’t feel too hot when you grab it to pour the tea into your cup. I found it very considerate. Also, they serve a mini chocolate with your tea so you can enjoy your tea without ordering any sweets. To be honest, their tea is not something special, but the macarons. Don’t get me wrong, my point is that they use fine delicious tea but they’re not specialized in tea. I think nobody would visit here to drink a cup of tea.
Staffs were always friendly and nearby to the entrance so it was easy to find them whenever I need them. If you’re not sure what to try, you can ask them and they will gladly help you make a choice.
Due to the COVID-19 and the situation in France, the store has been closed until the further notice. Though, it seems like they started delivery service for macaron lovers. For more information, you may refer their website, since the regulations and the policies are changing constantly.
Enjoy your travel with Marimonda. See you soon 🙂
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