UPDATE: As you may have heard, most large commercial establishments in France have been asked to close due to the ongoing COVID crisis in France. However, this only applies to establishments larger than 20,000 square meters. Establishments smaller than this, like Galeries Lafayette Maison & Gourmet may stay open.
People travel to Paris for many reasons: the Eiffel Tower, the shops on Champs-Elysées, the enviable café culture, and not the least, the amazing food scene. Locals living in the city are the lucky ones who seemingly have all the time in the world to enjoy the gastronomic treasures the world has. But for travellers who have limited time, we have the perfect suggestion for you: Galeries Lafayette Maison & Gourmet.
What you’ll find in this article:
– the sweets: pastries, chocolates, breads
– where to buy French wine and spirits
– gourmet food counters for French & international cuisine
– fine foods shopping
– kitchen and tableware shopping
– gift vouchers and practical info!
Pastry shops, Chocolates & Bakeries at Lafayette Maison & Gourmet
Location: ground level
Forget what your mom has told you, let’s start this food tour with desserts! Whatever dessert you may have in mind, we’re pretty sure Lafayette Maison & Gourmet has it! Here’s a list of our favorite pastry shops inside:
° Piere Hermé – of course, for the iconic macaron! We recommend his Ispahan!
° Sadaharu Aoki – for unique flavor combinations inspired by East and West
° Yann Couvreur – for his inventive French pastries
° Comme à Lisbonne – for those delicious Portuguese egg tarts!
° L’Éclair de Génie – for unique flavor variations of the classic French eclair
° Dalloyau – for the classi French cake: Opéra
Location: ground level
You don’t need to travel all the way to Belgium to get a taste of exquisite chocolates. Paris has all the best chocolate shops, as well and many of them can be found under the roof of Lafayette Maison & Gourmet!
° Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse – for all percentages of cacao content
° Pierre Marcolini – for delicious chocolate truffles
° La Maison Boissier – for the most beautifully-packaged chocolate
Location: ground level
There is only one bakery inside Lafayette Maison & Gourmet. It’s Chez Meunier, and quite frankly, it’s more than enough! They’re masters of creating delicious bread using their own natural sourdough. We recommend their bread with pumpkin seeds and organic honey!
Duclot La Cave for French Wines at Lafayette Maison & Gourmet
Location: first floor (one floor up from the ground floor)
What about some quality French wines to spice up your evenings? Duclot La Cave has an exceptional range of great wines from Bordeaux, Champagne, and other French regions. You’ll also find a great variety of wines and spirits from different parts of the world.
It is a vast area that covers 450m2 of the department store’s 1st floor!
|INSIDR Tip: Duclot La Cave also has a cellar in the basement of Galeries Lafayette Maison & Gourmet!|
Gourmet food counters at Lafayette Maison & Gourmet
We couldn’t consider this place a 1-stop destination for foodies if you couldn’t eat here! Before or after you’ve done your souvenir shopping for food, make sure you go around the ground and 1st levels to see what food entices you! You can also have them for takeaway.
Go on a tour around the world as you go through different mouth-watering smells from world cuisines!
° 5 Jotas – for delicious Iberian ham! Come here for a chance to enjoy the famous Bellota ham from Andalucia in Spain!
° Mavrommatis – for a taste of mediterranean flavors. We’re big fans of their green tabbouleh and baklava!
° Le Caviar Petrossian – for a taste of all of the House’s flagship products: smoked salmon, Imperial crab, and luxurious caviar
° Tafa – for some delicious Asian favorites like steamed dumplings, bobun, and fried noodles!
Looking to keep it classic? Lafayette Maison & Gourmet has got you covered there as well. You don’t need to call and book ahead, all you need is to sit yourself and enjoy your gourmet meal.
° La Maison de la Truffe – for classic French favorites elevated with fresh shavings of truffle!
° YC Café by Yann Couvreur – come here for breakfast, lunch, brunch or afternoon tea! We highly recommend their quiches.
Fine foods shopping at Lafayette Maison & Gourmet
All the food that you’ll be eating here are guaranteed to be delicious but it can get even better: by sharing it! Bring your family home some gastronomic souvenirs along with your rich stories. We highly recommend luxurious specialties such as foie gras, mustard, truffle, and French cheeses as even though they’re considered a bit ‘pricey’, they’re still a lot cheaper than if you bought them back home!
Location: lower ground level of Lafayette Maison & Gourmet
This is the go-to place at Lafayette Maison & Gourmet for the freshest fruits and vegetables. Perhaps this will inspire you to cook a gourmet meal at your rented Parisian apartment or maybe you’ll get excited about a picnic at Champ de Mars while looking at the Eiffel Tower!
|INSIDR Tip: If you’d like to learn how to cook a classic French recipe like a chef, we highly recommend taking one of the classes by Ferrandi Paris at Lafayette Maison & Gourmet! The classes are currently on hold but we’ll share our discount code once the bookings reopen!|
La Route des Indes
Location: ground level of Lafayette Maison & Gourmet
If you’re a light traveler, you can still bring home quality souvenirs for your loved ones back home. La Route des Indes has an amazing assortment of fresh and exotic spices that you’d have a hard time find elsewhere! We’re huge fans of their flavored salts (olives, thyme, and basil tomato).
Kitchen and tableware shopping at Lafayette Maison & Gourmet
Location: 1st and 2nd level of Lafayette Maison & Gourmet
This is where you can shop for the kitchen of your dreams! We love the wooden You can pick up high-quality pots and pans from amazing brands like Le Creuset and Mauviel. If that’s a bit too heavy for you to carry home, why not shop for some of tableware from Blanche Patine, Gien, or Revol!
Shopping Tips and Practical Info:
Don’t forget to download your INSIDR gift and shopping vouchers you can use when you shop at Galeries Lafayette Maison & Gourmet. You can take home gifts like:
|INSIDR Tip: Click on the links to download the gift vouchers!|
Galeries Lafayette Maison & Gourmet
Address: 35 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009
Metro access: Chausée d’Antin – La Fayette (Line 7 / 9)
Schedule: 10am-6pm Monday to Saturday, 11am-7pm Sunday