Fauchon

One of the most recognizable gourmet food brands in the world, with a sprawling shop selling all manner of condiments, chocolates, plus a pâtisserie and café.

Practical information

Address: 24-30 place de la Madeleine, 75008
Nearest transport: Madeleine (8,12,14)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-9pm
Telephone: 01 70 39 38 00
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Le Figaro (2014) #5 madeleine in Paris

Dorie Greenspan (2009) “Window-shop along the Faubourg Saint-Honore and finish with a fancifully decorated eclair at Fauchon.”

Camille Malmquist (2008) “They sell all kinds of gourmet products…But the real draw for me is, of course, the pastry…Overall, the caramel éclair is the sort of thing I would declare too sweet but then go on to gulp down the whole thing with ease.  The chocolate, on the other hand, had a filling of bittersweet chocolate pot de crème which was great…definitely not too sweet.”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) “I might note here that it is a bit of a pain to purchase things at Fauchon: you get in line to select your stuff, receive a ticket, cross the entire shop to get to the register and pay, and then come back to the original counter with a different ticket that proves you are not a thief, and are thus allowed to collect your goods and get the hell out of here.”

1 Comment on Fauchon

  1. Avoid Fauchon like the plague; it exists merely on its reputation which has seen better days. There are lots more better places in Paris to spend your money, not at this tourist trap!

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