Macarons from Au Levain de Marais, Boulevard Beaumarchais
Chocolate, Sweets & Bakeries,  Food, Drink & Health

Best Macarons in Town

Macarons from Au Levain de Marais, Boulevard Beaumarchais
Some of my favorites:

Benoit Chocolats
Website available in English
75, rue Saint-Antoine, 75004
Telephone: 01 49 96 52 02
Metro: Saint-Paul

Au Levain du Marais
28 Blvd. Beaumarchais 75011 Paris
Telephone: 01 48 05 17 14
Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Metro: Bastille or Chemin Vert
Also excellent baguette tradition (crusty and airy)

Ladurée Bonaparte
21 rue Bonaparte – 75006 Paris
Telephone: 01 44 07 64 87

My recommendation:
An afternoon rest at Ladurée Bonaporte for two or three people would consist of four mini macarons (try the violet-black currant, the fleur d’oranger, caramel and pistachio) and share a pot of tea (Marie Antoinette with caffeine or Tilleul (lime-blossom) infusion.

Open weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Chocolate shop is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Figaroscope survey for the best chocolate macarons in Paris (Les meilleurs Macarons Chocolat de Paris)

List of Figaroscope’s eleven favorite (a tie for ninth place). Runners up included.

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