Before (or after) you make your way through the crowds at the Eiffel Tower, enjoy a smaller scale experience nearby. At Carette, the macaroons are legend, and there are many other small pleasures to enjoy in the Art Deco tea room, or on the sunny terrasse.
Carette opened on Place du Trocadéro as a patisserie and tea salon in 1927. Its tile mosaics, large mirrors and, Art Deco lamps recall the spirit of the time.
Large, glass topped cases reveal more than a dozen flavors of macarons (including butterscotch, gjanduja, pistachio, rose and cassis), and treats like Boule de Coco, made with chocolate ganache and coconut; Black Forest, containing chocolate mousse, vanilla ganache, and a concentrated cherry mixture; Mont Blanc, a dome of meringue, chestnut paste and vanilla chantilly.