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Artisanal macarons at Pierre Herme
Pastry shops in Paris put New York bakeries to shame. Plan a visit to Pierre Hermé and you will understand why.

A good friend introduced me to the artisanal pastry shop and I will be forever grateful. The pastries are beautiful works of art and absolutely delicious.

You can tell when you walk into the shop that presentation is everything. The store's modern and minimal space is the perfect setting for Hermé's delectable chocolates, cakes, petit fours, jams, biscuits, and macarons. 

The shop's signature pastry is the macaron--a traditional French confection that is absolutely the best stuff on earth. What can be better than two meringue cookies nestled together with heavenly buttercream, jam, or ganache filling? 

Choose from a huge selection of rich flavors like rose, citron, pistachio, caramel vanilla, and chocolate. A box of 12 costs $35. The macarons are  wrapped up in one of Pierre Hermé's pretty boxes. 

Perfection in a box: Pierre Hermé's macarons.

Visit these maps to find both Pierre Herme's locations. 

I can't take credit for these images. They can all be found on Pierre Herme's website. Bon Apetit!