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Picnicking on the Champ de Mars (Eiffel Tower)

Below you’ll find our suggestions for where to pick up cheese, sweets, wine and other picnic provisions before eating in front of the Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars.

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  • Laurent Dubois – Fromager Laurent Dubois is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France.


  • Poilâne – One of the great bakeries of Paris, and not a baguette to be found. The slightly sour miche can be ordered by the tranche (slice) and makes for a fabulous edible plate.
  • Maison Desgranges – Yves Desgranges placed fourth in the 2010 Grand Prix de la Baguette.


  • Grégory Renard – A favorite for macarons, especially the salted butter caramel and the gooseberry with poppy flower.
  • Jean-Paul Hévin – Whether you go for a pastry or a box of perfect bonbons and truffles, Jean-Paul Hévin is a must for any chocolate lover.
  • Sadaharu Aoki – Master pâtissier Sadaharu Aoki combines French techniques and Japanese flavors.


We’re completely dry on this one.

Nothing in the immediate vicinity that we can strongly endorse, but La Grande Épicerie is one-stop shopping and their giant cave is only a 20 minute bus ride away.  Send us your ideas at and we may add them to the list!

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2 thoughts on “Picnicking on the Champ de Mars (Eiffel Tower)”

  1. We found several non-Nicholas wine shops near your other recommendations. We went to one on Rue Saint-Dominique next to Grègory Renard with a helpful clerk who offered to uncork the bottle and give us some cups.

    75007 PARIS
    Tel. : 01 45 51 60 58

    Yes, it’s a chain store, but the branch on Avenue Bosquet is staffed by a sweet, older couple who run it like it’s their own shop. The gentleman is very helpful with recomendations and graciously opened our bottle and found us some plastic cups for our wine. Then it was off to the Champ de Mars to enjoy the Eiffel Tower light show with our rose wine and crepes 🙂

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