Seduced by its history, Francis Holder who was the founder of the
Holder Group, and his son David decided to purchase Laduree in 1993. From there they
expanded and opened up a Laduree restaurant and tea room on the famous Avenue de Champs-Elysees in 1997.
The most recent Ladurée tea-room in Paris
called Ladurée Bonaparte is located in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district
and offers yet further opportunities to sample the traditional delights, but they have
also expanded to other countries such as London, Monaco, and Geneva.
These are luxurious tea salons come restaurants
with a dessert menu that is longer than most wine lists and will be served to you with the
tinkling of fine china on quality tablecloths with gold stamped napkins.
Laduree is also famous for its macaroons, which come in all different flavours, some of
which seem rather unusual, such as rose petal but these have become a popular Parisian
treat, and apparently they sell around 135 tons of macaroons every year!
Yet you don't just have to have these sorts of delights, as they do serve meals right
through from salads and sandwiches to full meals in their restaurants like tender pork filet with
potato-and-parsley purée or you could have something like sea bass with leeks.
Tea Room and Restaurant Guide Key Points
You can purchase pastries, cakes etc to take away or eat in.
However, you need to make a reservation to eat in the restaurant.
A very refined, elegant and chic atmosphere, Laduree attracts people from all walks of
life, including many celebrities, so the dress code for eating in the restaurant is smart
The pastries, etc range in cost from around 6 upwards, and they really have got to
Addresses & Contact Details:
16, rue Royale
Telephone: 1 42 60 21 79
Fax: 1 49 27 01 95
Open on a Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 7pm and on a Sunday from 10am through to 7pm.
Ladurée Champs Elysées
75 Avenue des Champs Elysées
Telephone: 1 40 75 08 75
Fax: 1 40 75 06 75
This particular restaurant in Paris is open daily from 7.30am to 12.30am and there are
over 40 pastry chefs and 40 chefs to tempt you with their excellent and imaginative
creations that change with the seasons.
The shop is open on a Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 11pm, on a Saturday from 8.30am
until midnight and on Sunday from 8.30am to 10pm.
21 rue Bonaparte
Telephone: 1 44 07 64 87
Fax: 1 44 07 64 93
The restaurant is open from 8.30am through to 7.30pm.
The shop is open on a Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 7.30pm and on Sundays and public
holidays from 10am through to 7.30pm.