I would also go to La Grande Épicerie de Paris which is basically a food hall at the Le Bon Marché where they have all kinds of speciality stuff. Do you scour local supermarkets and squeal with glee when you see chestnut cream in a tube? I never leave Paris without something from Michel Cluizel or La Maison du ChocolatAnother great shop for gifts is Pain de Sucre where you can pick up some macarons, multicoloured marshmallows or heart shaped tarts. I like to get the people I love more authentic items, like the kinds of things locals buy at the supermarket.
The delicate texture of Le Saunier De Camargue Fleur De Sel Sea Salt is just the perfect finishing touch for everything from salads and steaks, to brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Will answer the question but agree to check some of the amazing food purveyors too - not just supermarkets. Don’t forget to roll a trolley along because you’ll definitely run out of hands for your loots! It's also a great place to buy items for a picnic lunch in Paris. All featured products are curated independently by our editors.
Supermarkets are definitely a great place to pick up nice local gifts. INSIDR shares what to bring home from France that you can buy from a local supermarket. I also bring back Damann lapsang souchong tea, but think I get that at a specialty store. Let me know in the comments below! Related Reading: An Insider’s Guide to Paris. Things to go along with beer will be good!
Hi, I would look for honey made from lavender flowers from Provence. Or, go to a local drugstore. The French take their cheese business seriously; they have cheese with everything, and we’re not talking about just as an appetiser but also for mains and desserts! Your homemade crêpes (or heck, even standard American pancakes) will be made infinitely more memorable with a generous smear of chestnut spread, or crème de marrons.
If you’ve never had a Gavottes Crêpe Dentelle, you’re in for a treat. On a recent trip to Paris, I found myself in my favorite supermarché (Monoprix, naturellement), eyes wide at the relative Champagne deals to be had and meandering to my heart’s content.
I always bring them back to my mom. Another favorite: classic butter biscuits, like La Mère Poulard’s heavenly sablés pur beurre.
Cheap, cute, and very French. and tins of Demi-glacé. Hey Joyce! KKday has more than 6000 travel activities worldwide from our professional providers and unique local experts in more than 53 countries. France is a shoppers heaven and offers everything from tasty wine and cheese to nice local soaps and typical French beret hats.