While in Paris I went to the best place to buy Macaroons at Ladurée Champs Elysées, I waited in line for about 1/2 it felt like an hour though since I was tired . But I would recommend that if you do visit Paris to buy a box (for yourself) because they taste great.
The history of Parisian tea salons is intimately tied to the history of the Ladurée family.
It all started in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a man of south-west, miller by trade, created a bakery at 16 rue Royale in Paris.
At that time, the Madeleine is a business area in full development where the greatest architects of luxury French are already installed.
In 1871, when Baron Haussmann gave a new face in Paris, a fire allows the transformation of the bakery pastry.