I‘ve simply got to tell you about some of my favourite places in Paris. You honestly haven’t lived until you’ve been to them.

The first is a little piece of heaven at a corner shop and it’s called “Delmontel” (39, Rue Martyrs, 75009 Paris). They make the most delicious desserts; tarts and cakes of all kinds covered in cream, chocolate biscuits and of course, the French treat “macaroons”.

I went there on a quiet Thursday afternoon with some friends, only to be astounded by the enormous queue outside – my jaw hit the floor. Was this place really THAT good? Of course, as I later found out, it really was.

You can tell just by looking through the shop window that everything made here is of the highest quality. This was confirmed to me later when I found out that the shop won the 2007 first prize for the Best Baguette in Paris, adding to its fame.

Needless to say, we went back to our apartments in paris absolutely stuffed with food and our pockets stuffed with goodies to eat back in the comfort of our own homes.

It was then when I started thinking about a place I had visited six months or so before. This place was called Ladurée and is Paris’s most famous macaroon maker. Elegant and chic in every way, I’d often seen posh women enjoy an afternoon in the Ladurée Royale, sipping coffee and nibbling away at their macaroons.

I’d often wished that I too could one day do the same. That day came… I left my apartments paris and dashed off to Ladurée on my own, I don’t know what came over me! I then spent the entire afternoon like a posh lady.

It is popular with locals and tourists alike, but I have to warn you, you might simply want to enjoy a coffee and a cake, but it’s bound to turn into two, three or four!

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