This is one BIG obsession.
Read Kuidaore's entry from Pierre Hermés book here. These towering macs are in Fauchon's Paris windows.
La Tartine Gourmande has another beautiful MACARON post. The macarons again. For general vicarious wasting of time while dreaming of all things Paris, MACARONS included, try Dessert First's photos on flickr. You can buy this tea set at Lenôtre and have macs every single day. Or you could go off to Pierre Hermé's pâtisserie school to follow your bliss.
Even Wikipedia is obsessed with MACARONS...Again about that Paris MACARON contest - June 1st, 2007 is the next event's date. Jean-Paul Hévin won again in the chocolate categorie. Ridiculous? No obsédée.
Correction: my translation of Hermé's MACARON description was way off - "Une fine envelope croustillante, une forme rounde, légèrement bombée, de belle couleurs chatoyantes et un coeur moelleux..." - Chatoyante means that they caress, chatouille, that is to tickle the eye with their colours...Coeur moelleux means the center (le coeur, le coeur de la planete for example) Au cœur de ce projet, at the center of this project…
With all this MACARON research I'm almost over my obsession.
I just have to try out the macs at La Maison du Chocolat. I'll report back soon :)