advertisement

The Best Food Shopping in Paris -- Master Chef Alain Ducasse continues to expand his empire with the opening of BE, 73 bd. de Courcelles, 8e (tel. 01-46-22-20-20; Métro: Courcelles). Short for Boulangerie Epicerie, BE is part bakery and part upmarket deli. As a baker, Eric Kayser is famous in Paris, and he sells some 400 products from all over the globe, including 15 varieties of French bread baked fresh at least eight times a day. You can stop off here for the makings of a picnic, costing about 20€ to 30€ per person, depending on your selection. There are only 22 seats -- if a table is free, grab it. You can eat an array of freshly made salads for 6€ to 9€, delicious homemade soups at 5€, and some of the best and most delectable sandwiches in Paris, from 4 € to 8€. Of course, if you want some walnut oil from the Dordogne or some lavender honey from Moustiers-Ste-Marie, they are standing on the shelves as well. Open Monday to Saturday 7am to 8pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.