The much awaited opening of the new “temple of Italian gastronomy” in the French capital is today April 12 at 12:12 pm! These past few weeks, we have been passing by the beautiful blue doors framed with wicker baskets and cooking utensils, looking forward to stepping inside…
A pre-opening night on Wednesday gathered le Tout-Paris (everyone who “matters” in Paris): celebrities, potential patrons, and the partners of Eataly Paris: Oscar Farinetti (founder of Eataly), the Houzé family (Galeries Lafayette) including Nicolas, Guillaume and their father Philippe. The Galeries Lafayette own the Eataly franchise in France as well as the gorgeous building where the three-level store is located.
Eataly Paris is in the very heart of the Marais neighborhood, at 37 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie (Paris IV), between Rue du Temple and Rue des Archives. When you go, take advantage of this very central location to shop at the BHV (Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville), visit the musée Pierre Cardin or the current Helena Rubinstein’s exhibition at the musée d’art & d’histoire du Judaïsme, see the latest pieces at Galerie Templon or purchase some macaroons at Pierre Hermé… There is so much to do and see in the area!
Walking into Eataly is like entering a very chic Italian market: you’ll be able to buy high quality fresh produce of all sorts and the best Italian wines, eat on the premises at one of their specialty restaurants… On top of it, you may want to take a cooking or wine-tasting class, and you can even hold an event at Eataly Paris Le Marais!
Eataly Paris is open seven days a week with incredible hours (for a French store!): from 8 am to midnight, and even till 2 am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! Whether you live in Paris or are visiting, I am sure you will be going soon.