The Macaron Lenoir
In 1945, just after the war, in a small bakery in Tessé-la-Madeleine, Henri Lenoir and his wife had the idea of launching a speciality cake. After several years working on it, the Macaron Lenoir was born in 1952.
Later, their son Gérard, and then their grandson Henri continued with the family recipe, which has become the famous speciality of Bagnoles de l’Orne. Henri Lenoir described his macaroon as “traditional” because there is no buttercream in his recipe. He wanted to create a biscuit with a very soft interior which resulted in a gooey centre with a good almond flavour hidden beneath the crispy shell.
Although Henri Lenoir’s kitchen is based in Loré, a small village 12 miles from Bagnoles de l’Orne, his chocolate and confectionery boutique “Le Casati du Lac” is located right in the middle of the resort. How would you like to taste one of these mouthwatering macaroons?