Ok, once again, I couldn't resist another great experience, but who could live in Paris without a little macaron time?
Besides the good eats, I am in love with the shop's story. Some may say that this location was the start of it all, the birth of Paris' tea salons. Starting from bakery in 1862 to pastry shop to tea salon, Ladurée Royal has led the way for this new way of life springing up at the time, cafe-going and being out to be seen. Alongside Baron Haussmann's rebuilding of Paris, Garnier and his new Opera House, and the creation of the Madeline area, this neighborhood was exploding with everything high-end, high-class, and high-elegance. Prior to becoming a world-renowned tea salon, Mr. Ladurée wanted to keep up with the times and commissioned Jules Cheret, with his inspiration from the Sistine Chapel and Ganier Opera House, to create the frescos that adorn the shop. These can still be seen today.
Please join me for some drinks and eats as we study this beautiful space, learn about the aspects of high-society Parisian style at the turn of the 20th century, and try to capture some of this beauty on paper. Again, please keep your drawing supplies to a minimum so we are not too intrusive in the salon.
Due to limited space, please update your status if you have to change your RSVP to 'no' to allow room for others.
If interested, they said they do provide a €27 tea menu which includes a hot drink, pastry, juice, 3 petit fours, and 2 macarons (or I'm sure it would be ok to just order tea or coffee if preferred).
Metro: Concorde 1,8,12
Metro: Madeline 8,12,14