Fauchon Brings Gourmet Foods to the Place de la Madeleine
Fauchon is a fine foods shop that has been a bastion of the Parisian gourmet scene for more than a century. It all began with Auguste Fauchon, who started a business from his small produce cart in 1880. Six years later, Fauchon took up residence near the Madeleine Church, and the store has resided in this neighborhood ever since.
Although other Fauchon stores now exist elsewhere, the flagship location at the Place de la Madeleine in Paris reveals everything that is extraordinary about the brand. From chocolates to jams, from savory snacks to sauces, and from fine wines to aromatic teas — Fauchon specializes in a wide range of tasty gourmet offerings.
When the store was first established in the 19th century, the quality of its products catapulted Fauchon to international fame. The brand came to be associated with gourmet tastes and luxury style in France. Today, Fauchon maintains its opulent reputation in France and has expanded to about 450 shops located in 42 different countries.
In these shops, visitors can taste chocolates, cookies, the famous French macarons, foie gras, truffles, oils, vinegars, terrines, coffee, tea, wine, spirits and so much more.
In addition to the main retail store at 30 Place de la Madeleine, food aficionados can try some of the fresh products at the deli-style boutique at 24 Place de la Madeleine. Visitors can also enjoy the bakery and pastry shop that are also featured at this location.
This makes Fauchon the perfect place to spend a morning or afternoon, browsing through a staggeringly diverse range of gourmet food products and then heading over to the deli for some cheese, foie gras or an eclair that can be enjoyed on the spot.