Located around the church from which it took its name, the Place de la Madeleine is one of the leading places in Paris. Considered the “quartier” of the most exclusive food purveyors, the historic Place de la Madeleine hosts many of the top gourmet shops in Paris. Here is a non-exhaustive selection of our favorites:
MAILLE: The tiny, the reference for mustard – 6 Place de la Madeleine, 75008
Only in Paris you could find such an entire shop devoted to mustard. The boutique was opened in 1996, 250 years after the opening of the first boutique on the rue Saint-André des Arts in Paris. Today, the shop carries a wide range of mustards, oils and vinegars. Perfect spot to find the perfect product among more than 30 different flavors. Much more than expected actually. Plus, it smells this amazing aroma of classic mustards, still dispensed the old fashioned way and freshly served from the pump.
For those who want to get these exclusive products sold in the boutiques in Paris and Dijon, you also may go online, on maille.com.
FAUCHON: The celebrated food emporium – 24-26, 30 Place de la Madeleine, 75008
Since 1886, Fauchon succeeded in imposing itself as one of the leading luxury gourmet shops in Paris and abroad. With two outlets adjacent to each other, Fauchon covers the entire offer and expertise of French gourmet food, from pastry-making to catering. While, 24-26 Place de la Madeleine offers an extensive line of prepared and takeout foods, 30 Place de la Madeleine showcases the finest gourmet products packaged in some gorgeous pink boxes. Inspired by the tradition of Parisian brasseries, Fauchon fits a restaurant, café, and cocktail lounge to highlight elegant cuisine within a highly contemporary environment.
See more on fauchon.com
MAISON DE LA TRUFFE: The exceptional truffle know-how – 19 Place de la Madeleine, 75008
“Black gold, black diamond or pearl: nothing could be too beautiful to evoke, describe or encapsulated the myriad subleties of the truffle” says the luxury reference for quality truffles, Maison de la Truffe. Opened in 1932, the shop provides multiple varieties of truffles and truffle products, including Burgundy, White Alba, and of course Black one. Renovated in 2008, the tasting room, appealing to all senses, is an invitation to come and taste all kind of truffles, either in a traditional or in a creatively way.
See more on maison-de-la-truffe.com
CAVIAR KASPIA: The last word of caviar – 17 Place de la Madeleine, 75008
Next door to Maison de la Truffe, Caviar Kaspia reveals another exceptional product, maybe one of the most prized, caviar. Stocking the finest caviars since 1927, the shop has Beluga, Ossetra, and Baeri imported from Italy and Bulgaria. The « Paris Elite » likes to meet on the first floor of 17, place de la Madeleine to enjoy at least caviar, but also the best smoked fish and other wonders of the sea. Besides, even Carine Roitfeld took part in the launch of the first capsule collection made around the brand’s famous Russian dolls. Caviar Kaspia is definitively all about fun, luxury and refinement.
See more on caviarkaspia.com