Photography by Pierre‑Olivier Signe
15 x 21 cm, portrait
Over 200 color illustrations
PUBLISHED: Oct, 2016
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Ladurée, the iconic Parisian patisserie founded in 1862, is home to the world‑renowned double macaron, invented by Pierre Desfontaines, grandson of the founder, in 1930. Since 1993, the company has expanded from a single bakery into an international chain, with stores in more than 25 countries, including Great Britain, Japan, Brazil, Singapore, and, most recently, the United States (New York and Miami).
Now, in Paris by Ladurée, author Serge Gleizes compiles the iconic luxury patisserie’s favorite Parisian addresses and guides readers to the best that the most elegant city in the world has to offer in cuisine, table decoration, interior design, beauty, fashion, hotels, and culture.
Divided into four sections – “Cuisine,” “Fashion and Beauty,” “Interior Design,” and “Culture” – this chic, pocket‑sized guide includes 200 of the best addresses in Paris, advising where to stay, where to eat, and where to see and be seen. Beautifully illustrated with more than 200 colour photographs and illustrations, it is the perfect gift for stylish Parisians and visitors alike.
"If you've ever wanted to escape from it all and do Paris the right way, this lovely little guide book is precisely what you've been craving. Packaged in pretty pink letters, a hint of gold and containing sweet Parisian goodness inside, the Paris by Laduree City Guide is a veritable readable macaron. . . . This paperback is filled with delicious goodness."
Serge Gleizes is a journalist and former co‑editor in chief at the magazine AD. He is a contributor to the architecture and design sections of M (Le Monde) and Ideat and the author of a number of books, including Ladurée Inspiration & Decoration (Chêne, 2012), Ladurée Chocolat (Scriptum, 2013), and Habitat: 50 Years (Chêne, 2014), Pierre Frey: Inspiring Interiors (Abrams, 2015), and Bruno Moinard (Abrams, 2016). Gleizes lives in Paris.
Pierre‑Olivier Signe is a travel and live‑performance photographer, as well as a cinematographer. Having studied both graphic arts and film, he has worked for major media firms such as Disney, Canal Plus, and MTV. He photographed a series of travel guides: Film Lover’s Paris, Guide of Japan in Paris, Guide of Italy in Paris, and Guide of the USA in Paris. Signe lives in Paris.