At this Left Bank shop, renowned pastry chef and chocolatier Gérard Mulot sells what many consider the city's best macarons (cookie-like sandwiches stuffed with buttercream or jam filling). Opened in 1989 and now one of three locations, this flagship has an all-white storefront and large window displays filled with sweet treats. The macarons are available in expected flavors like pistachio, as well as more unusual seasonal flavors such as blackcurrant in winter, and strawberry poppy during summer. In addition, the shop sells freshly baked breads, peach pies, apricot tarts, truffles, ice cream, and a variety of salads and sandwiches.
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