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Address: 24 - 26 - 30 place de la Madeleine, Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 70 39 38 00

This complex of various cafés and food counters is a haven for food lovers.

This complex of various cafés and food counters is a haven for food lovers.

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One of the things to do when visiting Paris is taste the Parisien cusine and chocolatiers. At Fauchon we had a light gourmet lunch and bought macarons to bring back home... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
lidi A
Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The store is beautiful and has so many options that we get lost and is pretty hard to choose the best option. I chose a small pie with vanilla cream and a chocolate eclair, but both disappointed me so much.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the things to do when visiting Paris is taste the Parisien cusine and chocolatiers. At Fauchon we had a light gourmet lunch and bought macarons to bring back home. Everything was exquisite. It's expensive. Top quality deserves to be.

Thank lidi A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Horrible service and sub standard food, no wonder it was empty , server was busy cleaning the place then taking care of customer

Thank Umair A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I ordered two items from two different counters, and both the cod dinner and the raspberry tart were very good. I've been here a few times and I've always found the service efficient and friendly. As mentioned, food is not cheap but it is considered fine cuisine. I'm not a connoisseur and there are plenty of patisseries, bistros and restaurants... More 

Thank My_Aunt
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We normally pick food items to take home with us from here but this time we also sat on the deck and had a light meal - lunch. The foie gras du canard was excellent. Likewise the risotto with truffles was a delight. Espresso gave the kick. We sat and watched people pass by buy ice creams from the counter... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a popular shop in France . Quality of the food are good and tasty. You may consider to buy them back for souvenirs when you are in Paris for holidays. The items are above mid to high price range . Service is average and I walked in they do not impressed me that they are offering good customer... More 

Thank GregoryTan_SG
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This was recommended to us by a friend who had lived in Paris. The pastries look and taste divine: some almost look too good to eat. We purchased some of their croissants for breakfast and they were delicious.,if we had the time, and the space, we would take some with us when we leave.

Thank Grumpybrother
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Expensive yes, but incredibly outstanding...superb!. I doubt there is another store like Fauchon in the World

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

Fauchon has lovely pastries, chocolates, food gifts, deli, but there is one thing I would go back for again and again is the hot chocolate, OMG, just the best.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The choice is of high quality, but except for sweets rather limited, compared to the smaller and more charming local cheese and meat shops. Also the service and prices are not compelling to pay another visit. If you want a take out or a quick bite, it's ok.

Thank Matyas L

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The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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