Monday, 5 October 2015

A visit to Laduree in Paris

On a sunny Sunday in Paris
my daughter and I visited 

a beautiful Ladurée shop just off 

the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

It was a magical experience
the decor is exquisite and I could easily imagine
Marie Antoinette frequenting
such establishments had they been there in her day!

Such lavish displays of macarons and chocolates
made it difficult to narrow down my selections
of flavours and boxes!

The only drawback was the throngs of other tourists
with the same idea as me....
but that didn't stop me joining the queue
and eventually my turn came around to be served!

If you are a macaron lover and visiting Paris
then I recommend you
don't miss this treat!

I'm joining 
Judith for Mosaic Monday
Stephanie for Roses of Inspiration.

Thank you ladies for hosting

Take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt



Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Hi Shane. I'm famished already. Those goodies are feasts for the eye as well as for the palate. My great grandmother was born in Paris. Hopefully I'll get there someday! XO Sue

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Shane. That shop looks so amazing and beautiful! It certainly harkens back to a different place in time. The soft and romantic colour of the sweets and ribbons and the pretty boxes are so lovely. Thanks for sharing. Hugs. Pam

Junkchiccottage said...

How yummy the macroons look. Love all the ribbons too. The shop is just beautiful. So much history there too. Glad you enjoyed your shopping treat there.

Claudia said...

Dear Shane,
thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures from Paris!
Wishing you a wonderful new week,
Love, hugs and blessings to you,
Claudia xo

Frances said...

We have several Laduree locations here in New York. One of them includes a tea salon, including a garden that's open during warm months. Now here is funny part. I worked just over the road from this salon for over a year and kept meaning to stop in...but never quite found time. (I have purchased some of those tasty macarons from their other uptown shop, though. The macarons are flown in from Paris daily. True.)


Dorthe said...

Looks so beautiful there, Shane, and I can feel the special athmosphere in Paris, watching your photoes! The macaroons I`m sure were more than yummy, and whom could leave with only one , dear !!!!
Hugs from Dorthe

Dorthe said...

I`m trying again, Shane, hope you get it this time.....
The beautiful photoes show Paris so wonderfully, and makes me feel the athmosphere from there, -also making my mouth wish to taSTE the lovely macaroons ,dear friend.

Stephanie said...

How fun and delightful, sweet friend. Did you know I have never had a Macaron?! I know, shocking {{smiles}} Someday I shall try one and I will likely be in love.

Hugs to you!

Madeline's Album said...

Thank you for sharing some more of your trip with us. It's a beautiful shop. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Oh, Shane, c'est magnifique!
I hope that was French. :) What a gorgeous place.
Thank you for sharing and have a lovely week!

Dagmar said...

Such wonderful visual treats, Shane. I am sure they tasted as good as they look! lovely photos of such a great time in Frnace with your family.

Cache-Mire said...

My mouth is watering! What a treat!

Jeanie said...

I can't believe I was right by there -- even took a photo outside-- and never went in. What was I thinking? These are glorious photos!

Madelief said...

Dear Shane,

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!

What a lovely store Ladurée is. I visited about four years ago with a colleague of mine. We had lunch there and loved it just as much as you did. It's such a beautiful ambiance and the food is delicious!

Have a good week!

Madelief x

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Can you believe I've never been to the shop? Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Daniela said...

It is at the top of my list of the shops I'd love to visit, and your post has caught all its charm, thank you for sharing this beauty.
With gratitude

Mary said...

Shane, we were just there a couple of days ago!

We're in Lyon today and tomorrow - our first light rain but not bad weather really - beautiful sunshine until now - and should be perfect for Provence in the next few days!
Having a wonderful trip - La France est belle!
Hugs - Mary

P.S. A couple of Kiwis and a few Aussies on board - I must try to have a chat with them!
Paula asked me where I would LIKE to live and I said NZ - she agreed - perhaps we'll move some day and be your neighbors, LOL!

Linda Kunsman said...

What a captivating place! I have never been there but I have had true French macarons. I must remember to visit Laduree next trip:)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh Yum! I will take one of each, please. :)Love shops like that. Thanks again for sharing you trip with us.

Julie said...

Beautiful Shane .... Love your photos, Even love the name of the gorgeous store. Your mosaics that you put together are always just wonderful. Have a lovely week dear Shane x x

Mimi said...

Ah yes. A treat indeed, and not to be missed. I've been blessed to visit more than once. What beautiful photos dear Shane. Love, Mimi xxx

Patricia said...

The gorgeous pastel colours are the most appealing thing about the Laderee brand for me. Beautiful photos, and everything is quite exquisite. Perhaps it could only happen in France, Shane. A very pretty post :) xox

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

What a 'sweet' post - enjoyed your visit!

podso said...

Oh they are beautiful, and the shop looks inviting--a nice treat for you and your daughter and I'm sure a good memory for you now!

Hetty said...

Sweet and sweet colours. Lovely post. Groetjes, Hetty

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I've seen Laduree featured on other blogs too and how I wish.... The macarons are likely much better than any I've had in North America.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Amy at love made my home said...

What a fabulous place to visit! I am sure that the macarons were delicious too! xx

Brandi said...

Your pictures are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your trip. I can just imagine the wonderful time you and your daughter had.

Lorrie said...

The macarons are so beautiful in their pastel colors. And the ribbon to tie them - the finishing touch. What a delightful place to visit, delicious, too. Thanks for sharing.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I would love to win the lottery and be able to walk in there and say 'I'll have one of each, please'. Of course, that would mean I'd need a whole new wardrobe too, wouldn't it.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a wonderful way to spend the day with your daughter! Lovely! xo Karen

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Ooooo ... these are lovely photos! Loved the pic of all the pretty ribbons.

Wishing you a beautiful day...

Marilyn Miller said...

How I love macarons, especially from the Laduree. Swoon! I have been in this very place, thanks for returning me to that memory.

Michiko Johnson said...

Dear Shane! your Daughter and you visitel in paris, your introducion to blogging one of your reveilws! also neming the lavender for your home you blog came to you earing....You wondering why wish so many stupid little things.
New neurologist.
Thank you for sharing Hugs Michiko.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
That is already a feast for the eye, its surroundings, the building itself and than the delicious and beautiful looking macaroons!
Glad you did get to visit this special store with your dear daughter. Fond memories made and photos left as a reminder for reliving it...

Picnic Benches said...

The shop is just beautiful. Yummy macaroons! How fun and delightful. Thanks fro sharing!

handmade by amalia said...

Just the sort of place I like, Shane. Thanks for taking us along.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh lovely! Marie Antoinette would have just told all the tourists to "eat cake", and had all the macarons to herself!!
I think my favorite thing about macarons is the gorgeous pastel colors. How fun to go to such a beautiful shop. xo Deborah


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