Paris has a long history of excellence in delectable treats. From the pâtisserie that line the charming streets, to the crepe stands at every corner, and the smell of freshly baked confections wafting through the air—Paris is a sweet city. The king of Parisian sweet treats is the macaron, two rounded cookies filled with jam or paste. Originally intended as a light and airy cookie, the macaron evolved in the 1830s in Paris into the modern day sandwich version. When made correctly this French delicacy cannot be beat.