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.
Paris Photo, the annual rendezvous of the photography enthusiasts
During four days, the Grand Palais will be host to the most important artistic event of the fall, Paris Photo, from November 9 to 12
This year, more than 140 photo galleries will gather at the Grand Palais to welcome professional photographs as well as photo enthusiasts who will meet around the biggest French and international galleries to live their passion for it!
From November 12 to 15, galleries, artists, publishers, booksellers and collectors will make part of one of the most important cultural events at the capital, and assist to a variety of exhibitions and workshops through the Paris Photo platform.
Since 1996, Paris Photo has highlighted the best of photography through exhibitions featuring collections or artists, and presenting the diversity of artists and works.
For this 19th edition, Paris Photo will focus on three themes: the collection, photography after the crisis and report that the importance of books in photography.
The Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris