Pierre Hermé @ Paris, France

There really is no way to come as far as Paris and not visit the most famous pastry shop in France; Pierre Hermé named after the man himself. His unique combination of macarons flavours are famous worldwide. We went to his Bonaparte boutique after visiting Roland Garros in the morning and later Poilâne.

Pierre Hermé @ Paris, France
Super excited the moment we saw Pierre Hermé boutique. It’s one of the highlights of my Paris trip. Hehe

Cakes & Pastries @ Pierre Hermé, Paris, France
Cakes and pastries! The only picture I managed to take in the boutique before being stopped by the salesperson. Didn’t know photography is forbidden. Why are they so strict in this sense?

Pierre Hermé @ Paris, France
Guess what’s inside this box?

Ispahan @ Pierre Hermé, Paris, France
Ispahan @ €6.90. It’s one of Pierre Hermé signature item! Ispahan is made up of rose macaron biscuit, rose petal cream, whole raspberries and lychees.

Having tasted Ladurée’s eclair ispahan, I can rightly said that Pierre Hermé’s ispahan has more oomphh but by not much. The lychees and its flavour is more apparent here.

Ispahan @ Pierre Hermé, Paris, France
Here’s how the Ispahan looks inside. Sorry it’s a bit gooey but the taste is my oh my heavenly.

Macarons @ Pierre Hermé, Paris, France
We wanted to buy only 2 macarons but ended up with 2 more!

Macarons @ Pierre Hermé, Paris, France
Macarons @ €6.55 for 4 pieces (77g). Yeah they are priced by weight. That makes it €1.64 per piece; cheaper than Fauchon and Ladurée by €0.06. Heh!

The flavours are clockwise from top:
1. Éden – peach, apricot and saffron
2. Mosaïc – pistachio, Ceylon cinnamon and Morello cherries
3. Plénitude – chocolate and caramel
4. Infiniment rose – rose and rose petals

My favorite is mosaïc and infiniment rose.

Macarons @ Pierre Hermé, Paris, France
Cross-section of the macarons. If you look at the top right macaron, you can see hole in the shell. Ahh even top pastry shop like this will still yield imperfect macaron. So don’t worry if yours has air hole in them. Hehe

Between macarons from Fauchon and Ladurée, they are almost the same standard but compared those to Pierre Hermé, gotta say Pierre Hermé’s macarons is a step above the rest. His macarons is so so moist and heavenly. Seriously I’m blown away. As for the thick ganache I’ve no preference actually. It’s good to get a thick one, made the price you paid worthwhile perhaps?

Do visit all the 3 pâtisserie; Fauchon, Ladurée and Pierre Hermé when in Paris and you be the judge of their macarons.

All photos by TZ-7.

Pierre Hermé
Boutique Bonaparte
72 Rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris
01 43 54 47 77

185 Rue de Vaugirard
75015 Paris
01 47 83 89 96

There are many more Pierre Hermé branches.


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