Where can I eat Dacquoise in Paris?

For those who are food-illiterate, here is the definition of Dacquoise from wikipedia:


A dacquoise is a dessert cake made with layers of almond and hazelnut meringue and whipped cream or buttercream.[1] It takes its name from the feminine form of the French word dacquois, meaning 'of Dax', a town in southwestern France. It is usually served chilled and accompanied by fruit.

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    Never had I heard of this before today. Always learning something new. :)
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While the answer from a Parisian is probably 'all over' or 'my local patisserie', for those among us who aren't locals, Pierre Hermé (72 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France) is probably a good place to start. However, they tend to use it as part of other desserts, like their Gateau:

Dacquoise biscuit with crunchy hazelnuts, hazelnut crisp, thin wafers of milk chocolate, milk chocolate ganache and milk chocolate chantilly.

There's a website, Parispatiserries, which has a review of the shop and especially the dacquoise:

And that Dacquoise itself was really the highlight for me. Not only was the internal texture of it moist and slightly spongy, but it had a beautiful sweetness and surface texture that Mr. Tongue found thoroughly amusing.

As an alternative, though, if you wish to focus on it just as a dessert, Le Buisson Ardent (25,rue Jussieu, Paris, France (Panthéon)) also serves it.

Tripadvisor has a photo of their dacquoise and ranks it #245 of 13,636 Restaurants in Paris.

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