This Parisian tearooms' history began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from the southwest of France, founded a bakery in Paris. A fire in 1871 made way for the transformation of a pastry shop and the decoration was entrusted to Jules Cheret, a famous turn-of-the-century painter and poster artist. Combining the essence of high-end Parisian cafés and the delicacies of pretty French patisseries, this elegant tea house sells all things sweet, including macaroons, chocolates, candles and home fragrances.