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Forget buying a mini Eiffel Tower statue — a better Paris souvenir is Ladurée’s legendary macarons, two delicate meringues glued together with a delicious filling of buttercream or jelly. Ladurée is the premier place for the brightly colored macarons, which come in flavors ranging from pistachio to strawberry-marshmallow (the bakery debuts a new kind each season). The famed Paris pastry shop lays claim to creating the confection, which has become a trendy treat worldwide. Whether you pick up a dozen in a commemorative box or opt for a couple jumbo macarons, the tiny cakes offer an authentic taste of the city. There are several Ladurée locations throughout Paris, including one along the Champs-Élysées and another in Charles de Gaulle Airport for some last-minute sweets. Of course, other places sell macarons; but Ladurée is our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ favorite pastry shop.