One of the nicest things about Paris for me is the cafe culture. People sitting around drinking coffee and chatting and, even though I don't do it myself any more, having a cigarette. The cafe is even better when it has a pâtisserie attached. It was in one such establishment, just at the bottom of the funicular down from Sacré Couer, where I had these macarons. They weren't even the nicest macarons, being a little overcooked, but it made for a nice rest and snack - plus I think they're really photogenic.
I've been meaning to try my hand at these for a while. When I do I'll now have something to compare them to.