Laduree - rue Royale

Monday, June 8, 2009

After all that "little" walk.
time for a cup of tea
Walked in to heaven,
to Laduree!
Never been able to leave London
without a box of macaroons from Burlington Arcade's Laduree,
but this place in Paris,
just gorgeous!

Pistachio & coffee macaroon
and a mint mini-macaroon
with a cup of Laduree's Earl Grey tea
16, rue Royale
75008 Paris
metro: Concorde/Madeleine
This was one of the first tearooms in Paris,
a place where a woman could go alone,
as opposed to cafes,
and the interior has remained unchanged since 1862.
The charming room is in unadulterated Empire style,
and is worth a visit just to feel how life was in the old days.
You may become addicted to the many different-flavoured home-made macaroons,
and they are a delightful little present.
Eat them freshly baked.
After a cup of tea, on with the shopping trip -
Gucci is waiting for you on the other side of the street
as well as Chanel, them Hermes...
.Opera de Paris Garnier
Place de l'Opera
75009 Paris
- didn't visit inside,
during the stay there was a ballet but unfortunately sold out every night
- inaugurated 1875, construction work took 13 years
- Neo-Baroque style, Beaux-Arts

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