They say that Ladurée is the inventor of the macaron (not to be confused with macaroons) and that 15,000 are sold every day. Maybe that's true and maybe it isn't, but indisputably Ladurée is the chicest place on the Champs Elysées to buy your cake, tarts and - obviously - macarons.
Although the company was founded at the end of the 19th Century, the outlet on the Champs Elysées is barely 10 years old. Nevertheless, its reputation is well known globally: people often queue right out the door to get one of the 26 different flavours (not counting limited edition macarons) and they were even featured in Sofia Coppola's film 'Marie Antoinette'! Be warned though that they keep four days maximum, so if you're planning on taking some home, drop in at the end of your stay.
A new addition to Ladurée on the Champs Elysées is the Ladurée Bar at the rear of the shop, with extraordinary décor by Roxane Rodriguez that you really must see. It's one of the smartest places to eat a quick lunch or light dinner before going to the cinema or the Lido.
The International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC), is one of the world's largest art fair for contemporary artists, gallery owners and dealers.
The FIAC brings together 180 international galleries at three sites on Paris’s right bank.
FIAC has solidified its position in the art world in recent years, bringing together a high-profile mix of contemporary art collectors, museum curators and international dealers, and winning international recognition.
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris
Metro: Line 1 or 9 : Champs Elysees Clemenceau of Franklin D. Roosevelt.