Pierre Hermé—God of Macaroons


Living in the 15th, just up the street from Pierre Hermé, it’s hard to avoid spending all your money there. The store is stark, clean and simple which allows the beautiful cakes and pastries to stand out. The store on Rue Bonaparte doesn’t allow photos, but the one on rue Vaugirard allows 2 photos. Who comes up with all these rules anyway?


We took a box of assorted flavours, but loved the chocolate and caramel one best. I’d recommend skipping fancy ones and go with the old fashioned goodness. I think they are infact worth every penny of that 1.60€ per macaroon.




  1. Ted Niceley
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 09:18:41

    When I was yjere in June this is what I purchased from Rue Bonaparte

    Macaron Magnifique (wasabi/fraise

    olive oil
    infinement caramel
    carrement choc indie piece
    isaphan crossiant
    emotion montebello
    + some hot chocolate (mogodor)
    pate de fruit asst
    and 2 Christine Ferber preserves to take home
    Raspberry/Violette & Blueberry
    I went to Conticini’s also but that’s another story
    If I lived there I would be there all of the time.
    Nice blog
    Happy eating


  2. zoom yummy
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 09:55:34

    Yummy, those look heavenly. Thank you for sharing! :) Petra


  3. baobabs
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 18:15:56

    Hi Ted!! We took a box of macaroons but the only thing that stood out was the chocolate and caramel. I didn’t particularly like the wasabi one and there was one with wild cherries, a pistachio mix etc. I was looking at the hot chocolate but did not end up yielding! The lemon tart was amazinggggg as well!

    Did you go to Angeline? It was recommended, but I saw the queue and got a little frightened.

    David Lebowitz’s “Sweet Life in Paris” is a great read if you visit again, it has all these secret places (well not anymore since he published the book!).


  4. baobabs
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 18:18:30

    thanks zoom yummy! your fried chicken post still makes me hungry!


  5. Shelley
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 08:33:00

    When I was in Paris for 8 or 9 days, I visited Pierre Hermé four or five times, and the days when I wasn’t there I was at Gerard Mulot sampling their macarons. So divine! (Though I couldn’t tell which one I liked better…maybe another 10 tastings would have helped me decide.) Afterwards the Comptoirs de France macarons just weren’t the same again.


  6. baobabs
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 20:39:45

    @shelly ha ha comptoirs de France………. can hardly compare. Read all about Ladurée and saw the endless line at Angeline’s, didn’t get to try either. If I ever ended up in Paris, I would work in a pastry shop.


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