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Macaron Madness

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Croissants, éclairs, millefeuilles, tartes aux fraises… Pastry shops in Paris have always been a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds. But for nearly a decade, the small and delicate macaron has been stealing the spotlight of French pastry.

On the hospitality buffets during the Olympic events, they will surely make you drool.

Macarons are the equivalent of scones for the British and cupcakes for North Americans. They are hits of sweet pleasure, elegant and airy, exuding “joie de vivre!” The biscuit is made from ground almonds, egg whites, and icing sugar. Once baked, they are filled with a delicious cream creating an excellent contrast between crisp and soft with a luxurious filling.

The Best Artisanal Macarons

Well-known addresses for the classic French macarons focus on traditional flavors. But new establishments from contemporary pastry chefs are challenging traditional flavors. Taking customers on a flavorful adventure, some are inspired by Japanese cuisine or take a chance with unusual associations or products such as lime and cactus or even Roquefort!

Discover more about French macarons

Join one of our guided tours carefully tailored to food connoisseurs. We’ll take you inside the French icon for macarons, and show you firsthand how these little pastry gems are made.

If you are feeling adventurous, sign up for a workshop and learn how to bake macarons, step-by-step, guided by an expert private chef.