Deprived of Fauchon and Hédiard, the Place de La Madeleine loses its soul

In difficulty for years, Fauchon draws a line on 134 years of history in the heart of Paris.

The Fauchon delicatessen has been located at Place de la Madeleine in Paris since 1886.
The Fauchon delicatessen has been located at Place de la Madeleine in Paris since 1886. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP

This is the end of a story. Both for Fauchon and for Place de la Madeleine. In difficulty for years, the caterer will definitively close its two historic shops in the heart of Paris. The Fauchon hotel, operated under franchise by a partner since 2018, will remain in the square.

This is the end of Fauchon’s gastronomic ambitions at Place de la Madeleine. The delicatessen had set up its headquarters there in 1886. Three years later, Hédiard joined it. Until the early 2010s, the place was the flagship destination for fine food in Paris. In 2011, Carrefour even imagined opening a high-end concept of halls there, to compete with the two most icons of French gastronomy.

The project never saw the light of day. Finally, a Leroy Merlin took its place, in 2018. In the meantime, the Madeleine had already lost part of its soul, its consistency and its style. Taken over by an Austrian group following the bankruptcy filing in 2015, Hédiard closed

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