A short while ago, La Grande Epicerie reopened its doors after months of renovation. It reopened with a new style, a new look and a fresher feel. The few images I saw on the net were not enough to satisfy my curiosity. This foodie paradise is a must see if you happen to be in the capital.
One of the most famous department stores and a gourmet mecca is definitely Le Bon Marché in Paris. This week it was reopened. The luxury department store Bon Marché is popular with foodies and bon vivants and it has a strong traditional bond with Paris and the local people. No wonder that people were curious about the new look, which embraces commercial aspects as well as tradition and nouvelle cuisine.
Last year, a review about La Grande Epicerie made me realize how many interesting products are available around the world and how many tasty discoveries have been imported. Food choices are wide and from different parts of the world. It's a place where discoveries don't seem to have any limit.
In its new setup, la Grande Epicerie is transformed into something fresher with more colors and a central area where an old truck is covered with fruits and vegetables. The butchery, the cheese corner, drinks, sandwiches, bakery, pastry shop, gadgets for the home, food from around the world, healthy items, olive oil, seafood and precook end items are some of the choices while on the lower floor is the wine cellar.
The concept design picks up the tradition of typical French markets and boutiques stores. Patisserie, Chocolaterie, Boulangerie etc. – all designed like boutiques, clearly arranged and more open than in the past. The newly developed counters are recovered by Mosaic Patterns, which are known from Art Nouveau. The Mosaic patterns adorn counters and rear panels, showing a part of French culture and tradition here as well.
Planning to take a break to grab a bite, the first floor can welcome you for breakfast or lunch.
I would keep it simple and let you enjoy the pictures, as many as I could get, before I was asked to stop. A visit to Paris is not complete without discovering la Grande Epicerie and Lafayette Gourmet if you are a foodie.
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