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Ladurée’s Famous Macarons: Everything to Know


Ladurée Intemporel Box of Macarons

For more than 160 years, French macaron shop Ladurée has been synonymous with colorful and flavorful macarons. We take a bite into this patisserie’s history and share all the details about its famous French meringue sandwich cookies.

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Ladurée’s Story

Pâtisserie E. Ladurée, known simply as Ladurée, is a luxury French patisserie. The bakery was founded by French Miller Louis-Ernest Ladurée in Paris in 1862. After a fire, the bakery was turned into a pastry shop. Later, it became a French tea shop.

While the Italians are credited with inventing the macaron cookie, it was Parisian pastry chef Pierre Desfontaines, grandcousin of Ladurée, who invented the modern-day macaron (pronounced mac-ah-ROHN) in 1930. 

The baker put two macaron shells made of almond flour together with a creamy ganache filling. The rest is delicious history.

In 1993, customers David and Francis Holder bought the business and worked with the Ladurée family until 1997. That same year, Ladurée opened on the Champs-Elysées. International salons soon followed with the first opening at London’s Harrods in 2006.

Why is Ladurée so Famous?

Ladurée is so famous because it invented the modern day macaron. The macaron is a petit sandwich cookie made of meringue that comes in dozens of colors.

Maison Ladurée sells thousands of its petit, two-bite cookies with smooth tops and ruffled “feet.” They have created more than 200 flavors. More than one dozen flavors are available at any given time.

What’s On Offer

Paris’ most famous macaron shop whips up magnificent macarons, French pastries, tea, and other French confections. Ladurée is shipping nationwide on Goldbelly!

Ladurée Arabesque Macarons

Gourmandise – Box of 24 Macarons

Go on and glorify “gluttony” with the Gourmandise Box. Whether you indulge on your own or share with others, this elegant macaron assortment is an enticing sample of this macaron shop’s most famous flavors. 

There are two dozen gluten-free macarons in classic and seasonal flavors, including 

  • Blackcurrant violet
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Marie-Antoinette: Light blue macaron shells filled with a smooth cream infused with Marie-Antoinette tea (a mix of Chinese and Indian black teas)
  • Lemon
  • Passion fruit
  • Pistachio
  • Raspberry
  • Rose
  • Salted caramel
  • Strawberry candy
  • Vanilla

Arabesque – Box of 42 Macarons

The Arabesque Box is a carefully curated collection of the macaronist’s most famous confection. There are 42 macarons packaged in a pretty blue box decorated with the shop’s iconic and intricate Maison Ladurée “Arabesque” interlaced line pattern. 

It’s the perfect way to try the most popular flavors like:

  • Blackcurrant
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Lemon
  • Marie-Antoinette
  • Orange blossom
  • Pistachio
  • Raspberry
  • Rose
  • Strawberry candy
  • Vanilla
Ladurée Gourmandise Macarons
Ladurée Pâtes de Fruits

Pâtes de Fruits

While this French macaron maison is most famous for its macarons, they also make equally excellent confections like classic Pâtes de Fruits. These colorful fruit jellies are chewy candies packed with concentrated fruit flavor. Enjoy one dozen pâtes de fruits in four fun, fruity flavors.

Intemporel – Box of 28 Macarons

The Intemporel Box is filled with 28 traditional and seasonal macarons. Each pretty cookie is carefully packaged in Ladurée’s stylish pastel green gift box. Each bite is a “timeless” reminder of how amazing these French cookies are to admire as they are to eat.

Ladurée Intemporel Macarons
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