"It is almost impossible to resist these little cakes, soft and crunchy at the same time, which are after wine the second gourmet speciality of Saint-Emilion". (Extract from the Guide Petit Futé Gironde 2008).
These soft little cakes are the famous Saint-Émilion macaroons.
This gourmet speciality has been handed down from generation to generation in the medieval town since the Ursuline sisters established their convent there in 1620.
Less colourful than their Parisian cousins, Saint-Émilion macaroons are made from sweet and bitter almonds, egg whites and sugar!
Today, only Nadia Fermigier, Mrs Blanchez's successor, has the traditional recipe for Saint-Émilion macaroons!
So drop by the shop to discover them but also at the Parvis des Thés, a tea room that welcomes visitors for a gourmet break (1 place Pioceau, behind the collegiate church).
Opening hours: 8h00 - 19h30
44°53'41.640"N 0°9'19.134"W // 44.8949 -0.155315
Annual closing: 25 décembre 1 janvier
Credit cards accepted