Everyone is confused between the two. Please see the Wikipedia entry:
|Picture taken in Paris, France by me in 2009|
France is like Japan in some way where different styles of cuisine will exist in different regions. For example, variations of Ramen exists in different parts of Japan as well as other traditional Japanese food. This is the same for French Cuisine. Variations exist for Macaron as well.
For those who are interested in my other macaron posts:
We went to Bellingham, WA to Trader Joes couple of weeks ago and found that they sold "Parisien Macaron" and it was absolutely delicious. It brought back the memories of Paris for both of us.
It was very affordable at 5 dollars!