This 1850 temple of haute gastronomie has been renovated, perhaps to woo visitors away from Fauchon. The decor is a series of salons filled with almost Disneyesque displays meant to give the store the look of an early-1900s spice emporium. Hédiard is rich in coffees, teas, jams, and spices. The decor changes with whatever holiday (Halloween, Easter, Bastille Day) or special promotion (the coffees of Brazil, the teas of Ceylon) is in effect at the time. Upstairs, you can eat at the Restaurant de l'Epicerie. Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 11pm.
- © Frommer's 2013