Pierre Hermé (Paris, France)

133 avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris
(Inside the Drugstore Publicis)

Ahhh.. back in the City of Love! Once we checked into our hotel and dropped off our luggage, first thing to check on our list was to visit Pierre Hermé on rue Bonaparte in the St. Germain des Prés area since it was close to our hotel. I've been waiting for years to try it and I was filled with gleeful anticipation. But, sadly, this is what we arrived to.

Closed for renovations. Several other people stopped by too and had the same disappointment.  We conferred with one another as to where the most convenient Pierre Hermé would be.  As for ourselves, we decided to trek to the "public drugstore" on the Champs-Elysées that sells Pierre Hermé macarons.  I guess it would be nice to see the Arc de Triomphe as well.  

Pierre Hermé had very interesting flavors compared with the traditional flavors at Ladurée. At Pierre Hermé, I had the Chocolat, Caramel au Beurre Sale, Huile d'Olive and Vanille, Citron, Fraise and Wasabi. 

Although the macarons at Pierre Hermé hit the mark for the right amount of sweetness and texture and its innovation, my heart still beats for the traditional flavors of macarons at Ladurée.  Sometimes, you can't mess with the simple things.


myminimocs said...

looks YUMMY!!! but i guess i don't understand...i know paris is about 6 hours ahead of us here on the east coast of the states but not 4 months?! why would a closing starting in July stop you from going there in March? is this blog older posts that are renewed? either way i still enjoy it- i was just curious! :)

TNT Adventures said...

myminimocs - macarons are a favorite of ours. It is a must stop the couple times we have been in Paris. Do you like them too? Regarding the dates, these post are really delayed. We took at trip to Spain, Marrakech, and Paris back in July of 2010 and still trying to catch up on posts. Glad you enjoy them!! We enjoy your comments.

myminimocs said...

i love macaroons!!! and i do so enjoy traveling vicariously through your posts!!!

TNT Adventures said...

myminimocs - Have you had the opportunity to travel to Paris yet? What area do you live in?