What better excuse than "it's winter" to pack up your bags and take a trip to Paris, France? While you're there, here are three cozy and delicious tea rooms to discover.
Decorated in art deco style, this tea room has been an institution for over a century. Its elegant and refined atmosphere make it a must when in the French capital. It was one of Marcel Proust's favorite places, and Coco Chanel's too! These days, try the Mont-Blanc which, when accompanied with a hot chocolate, reveals its incredible flavors.
Located close to the Louvre museum, the team room can often be very overcrowded! Try to visit on a Tuesday, when the museum is closed.
226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
2. Hotel Peninsula
At the luxury hotel Peninsula, Julien Alvarez, world champion of patisserie 2010, delights sweet-toothed visitors from around the world. Enjoy a relaxing moment in the Lobby dining room, surrounded by high ceilings and vintage furniture. Choose whatever tea-time style suits you: either traditional or modern. The former contains a selection of mini sandwiches, scones and hot drinks. The latter is a delicious combination of desserts: macarons, choux buns and glass jars filled with treats.
At the Peninsula, discover a hotel steeped in history. All that's up to you is choose between the infinite number of teas offered, both hot and cold.
19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris
A timeless classic, the Ladurée salon is one of the most charming places in all of Paris. Avoid the crowds buying take-away macarons, and sit at one of the center tables to enjoy the elegant interior. A true institution, the tea is excellent and works well with the world-famous patisseries that have given the salon its reputation. Also to try are the delicious "religieuses", mille-feuilles and the Saint -Honoré pastries. The salon also offers lunches, which we recommend reserving in advance.
The ideal place to come with friends, the setting will delight anyone looking to spend time together in a special location.
75 avenue des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris