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



  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Shane,
    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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.)


  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. My mouth is watering! What a treat!

  13. 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!

  14. 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

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

  16. 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

  17. 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!

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

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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. What a 'sweet' post - enjoyed your visit!

  24. 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!

  25. Sweet and sweet colours. Lovely post. Groetjes, Hetty

  26. 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.

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

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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

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

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

    Wishing you a beautiful day...

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

  34. 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.

  35. 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...

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

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

  38. 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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