Already one of the most iconic Parisian fine-food destinations, Fauchon is now expanding its brand from food to hospitality. The first hotel opened in Paris in 2018 with plans to expand overseas and in Asia in the years to come.
The famous French fine-food brand (or épicerie fine in French), Fauchon, opened its first hotel in the city of love and it couldn’t be more délicieux.
Serving mouth-watering French delicacies from a shop in Place de la Madeleine since 1886, Fauchon has managed to perfectly translate its ethos from food to hospitality and create a hotel that provides a 360-degree experience of the French maison – not just a place to spend the night.
The hotel couldn’t be more perfectly located. Just like the historic Fauchon épicerie, the hotel is situated on Place de la Madeleine, in the chic 8th arrondissement.
The neighbourhood is a great base to explore the city. Not only is the hotel seconds from the Parisian metro, but most of the biggest attractions are on its doorstep, so there’s no need to worry about crowded busses and smelly trains. The Madeleine Church is right in front of Fauchon l’Hôtel Paris while the Opéra Garnier, Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre, Place de la Concorde and the banks of the Seine are all a 10-minute walk away.
The hotel is a fabulous mix of old and new. A charming Haussmannian building from the outside, the hotel’s six floors have been completely renovated to embody Fauchon’s character on the inside by French architect Richard Martinet.
From the lobby to the corridors, the library and the restaurant, the hotel is an explosion of pink, gold, velvet and marble. A playful take on the brand’s colours and identity that is just as hedonistic and delightful as it sounds.
To make your stay a little bit sweeter, free Fauchon macarons are offered in glass jars everywhere around the hotel. It’s almost impossible to not eat a couple every time you are waiting for the lift to arrive.
The 54 rooms are just as gorgeous as the communal areas. First of all, they are big – especially for a hotel located in central Paris. The smallest rooms are 25 square metres while the suites go up to 75 square metres and, most importantly, all of them boast an incredible view of Paris – some over the Place de la Madeleine, others on to the Eiffel Tower.
Pink accents are everywhere in the decor but the rooms are sophisticated and cosy with white, beige and natural tones mixed to the bolder Fauchon signature colours.
A custom-designed gourmet bar created by Sacha Lakic is featured in every room and hides some real treasures: jams, biscuits, teas and macarons as well as foie gras, tapenade and brioche toast. All are Fauchon-branded and free to enjoy during your stay or to take away as a Eurostar snack or a great gift.
It might not be the first thing you search for in a hotel but Fauchon’s library is a little corner of bliss in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Either for a professional meeting, a quick break or an hour spent reading a book, the black and pink room is a nice addition to the hotel’s amazing offering.
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Food & Drinks
Grand Café Fauchon
The Grand Café Fauchon is, of course, a foodie paradise.
The style of the restaurant is in line with the rest of the hotel with pink, black and gold tones touching everything, including the waiters’ uniform which is made extra special by a bright pink bow ties.
The food is as delicious as you’d expect: a selection of sharing plates is encouraged to give you the chance to try a bit of everything and – hopefully – to make sure you leave room for dessert, which is the real star of the show. At the end of your meal, a waiter arrives at your table to show you all the beautiful desserts made daily by Fauchon’s patisserie chefs – making it almost impossible to choose only one.
How to get to Fauchon l’Hotel Paris
Getting to Fauchon l’Hotel Paris couldn’t be easier.
If you are coming from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, take the RER B from the airport to Châtelet - Les Halles and then change with the RER A to Auber. The hotel is only a 9-minute walk from the station.
From Orly, take a Blablabus to Montparnasse and change on to metro line 12 to Madeleine, which will drop you right next to the hotel.
From Beauvais airport, you’ll need to hop on the bus that takes you to Porte Maillot. From there you can take the metro line 1 to Concorde and walk 9 minutes to the hotel.
- It’s very easy to get to Fauchon l’Hôtel Paris so, unless you have a lot of heavy bags, it’s better to take the train and avoid the terrible traffic from and to the airport.
- Make sure you book a table for dinner at the Grand Café Fauchon. Especially in the summer, their terrace overlooking Place de la Madeleine is a delightful spot to spend an evening sipping champagne.
- All rooms have a wonderful view but if a view of the Eiffel Tower is what you are after, make sure you book well in advance and you ask specifically for a room overlooking that side of Paris. There’s nothing better than enjoying a cosy evening in your suite, eating macarons and drinking champagne (from your free Fauchon bar) on your very comfortable bad, while watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle from your window.
Nightly rates at Fauchon l’Hotel Paris start from €450.
Pictures: Provided by Fauchon l’Hôtel Paris