Paris gourmet shopping this Christmas gives you the finest French flavours at some of the best food stores in the world, all highly recommended by the Hotel Opera Lafayette.
France is famous for its love of food. And what better way to share this national obsession than to take yourself on a Christmas foodie tour of Paris, taking in the finest gourmet stores?
It's the ideal way to stock up on festive treats for your Christmas parties this year. You might want to start out at one of the most famous of them all, Fauchon, at Place de la Madeleine. From shortly after its opening in the late 19th Century, Fauchon developed a reputation as the finest gourmet destination in Paris. Whether you're looking for the finest breads, cheeses or terrines, or simply to browse and savour all of the aromas, Fauchon is a must-visit.
Just as legendary is Lenôtre, in the opulent surroundings of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Founded in the 1950s by Gaston Lenôtre, here you will find the most mouth-watering pastries you'll ever taste. This is the pastry as work of art. You will want to spend some time browsing the shelves, perhaps ordering one of their seasonal offerings that will make your festive season something truly special.
Your culinary tour moves on now to Dalloyau, which can date its extraordinary history back to the extravagant days of the court of Versailles. Their signature creation is the 'Opera Cake'. Try it and you will know what cake heaven is. There are five Dalloyau Salons du The in Paris, including one in Bastille, which, like all of these other destinations, is within easy reach of the Hotel Opera Lafayette.
We highly recommend these classic Parisian gourmet stores here at Hotel Opera Lafayette. When you book with us, just ask and we'll help you plan your personal foodie tour.
Picture copyright holder "Delicatessen Fauchon": Tourist office Paris - Photographer Amélie Dupont