Ladurée on rue Bonaparte


The store on rue Royale dates back to 1862, when founder Louis-Ernest Ladurée opened a bakery, which, following a fire in 1871, he transformed into a pastry shop.

Louis-Ernest’s wife, Jeanne Souchard, hit upon the idea of combining a café with the pastry shop, and one of Paris’s first tea rooms was born.

The company’s most notable invention is the double-sided macaron, i.e. two almond meringue biscuits stuck together using a smooth ganache filling.

These delicate treats, light and crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside, were actually invented in 1930 by Pierre Desfontaines, a member of the founder’s family who ran the company at the time.

That same year, the tea room on rue Royale was expanded and to this day remains one of the most elegant tea rooms in the city.

Ladurée’s famous macarons come in an amazing array of flavors, including bitter chocolate, orange blossom, coffee, rose, caramel with salted butter, blackcurrant violet, lemon cedrat, praline and more.

While brightly colored macarons are Ladurée’s most well-known item, the company makes chocolates, pastries and other baked goods, which it sells at its three locations in Paris.

The location on rue Bonaparte now houses Ladurée’s “Secrets and Beauty” store in the space formerly occupied by its chocolate shop (next door to the pâtisserie). The company recently opened a new, larger chocolate shop, Les Marquis de Ladurée, at 14, rue de Castiglione (1st arr.).

Ladurée has stores at Roissy Charles-De-Gaulle and Orly airports and stores in countries around the world.

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inside the shop on rue Bonaparte

16, rue Royale, 75008 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 42 60 21 79
Métro: Madeleine or Concorde
Hours: Mon. to Thurs. 8am to 7:30pm; Fri. and Sat. 8am to 8pm;
Sun. and holidays 10am to 7pm

Ladurée's gourmet pastry storeLadurée, 16, rue Royale, 75008 Paris

Ladurée stores in Paris

Carrousel du Louvre
99, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)6 77 13 51 23
Métro: Palais-Royal-Musée du Louvre
Hours: Mon. to Sun. 10am to 8pm

21, rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 07 64 87
Métro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Hours: Mon. to Fri. 8:30am to 7:30pm; Sat. 8:30am to 8:30pm;
Sun. 10am to 7:30pm

75, avenue des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 75 08 75
Métro: Georges V
Hours: Mon. to Thurs. 7:30am to 11:30pm; Fri. 7:30am to 12:30am;
Sat. 8:30am to 12:30am; Sun. 8:30am to 11:30pm

Printemps Haussmann – Printemps de la Mode, ground floor
62, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 42 82 40 10
Métro: Havre-Caumartin
Hours: Mon. to Sat. 9:35am to 8pm. (Thurs. open until 8:45pm)

Printemps Haussmann – Printemps de la Maison, 2nd floor
64, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 42 82 40 10
Hours: Mon. to Sat. 9:35am to 8pm (Thurs. open until 8:45pm)

Les Marquis de Ladurée (chocolates)
14, rue de Castiglione, 75001 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 42 60 86 92
Métro: Concorde or Tuileries
Hours: Mon. to Fri. 10am to 7:30pm; Sat. 9:30am to 7:30pm;
Sun. and holidays 10am to 7pm

Ladurée also has stores at Roissy CDG and Orly airports. Click here for Ladurée locations and hours at Paris airports.

For a list of Ladurée’s international locations, click here.

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