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Digital Subscriptions > Lonely Planet Traveller (UK) > September 2018 > In Search of the Perfect: macarons in the patisseries of Paris

In Search of the Perfect: macarons in the patisseries of Paris

The dainty almond biscuit is the ultimate – and ubiquitous – Parisian food souvenir. Our quest takes us on a sugarfuelled tour for the City of Light’s best



Photos ROB STREETER @rroblstreete

AS SOMEONE WHO HAS LIVED IN PARIS off and on for the past 10 years, I can't help but view the macaron as the edible version of the Eiffel tower: charming but cliched. And yet, there's something disarming about these dainty almond biscuits, their pastel fragility evoking the sort of over-the-top frivolous French decadence epitomised by Sofia Coppola's film, Marie Antoinette. Nestled like jewels into sleek, elegant boxes, I've always considered a coffer of macarons to be the ultimate Parisian food souvenir. But when a friend asks me to name my favourite, I realise with embarrassment that I've only ever really paid attention to their luxurious packaging - what about the biscuit itself? And so, my quest is launched, a sugar-filled tour of the City of Light's finest patisseries in search of the best.

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In the September issue… pick out your own bucket-list experiences from our selection of 40, from crossing the Canadian Rockies by train to admiring autumn leaves (in May) under the peaks of Chile's Torres del Paine; book a Great Escape to Ibiza, to discover parts of the island that move to a different beat from the legendary clubs; keep pace with herds of wildebeest as they migrate across Tanzania's wondrous Serengeti; set off on a road trip following the Mississippi River to New Orleans, through the heart of America's musical culture; and much more