If you're staying near the Champs Elysées and like fine teas, coffees, wines and preserves, you're in luck. Hédiard is a luxury brand founded in 1854 by Ferdinand Hédiard, who built the business up from scratch. In the early days he sold produce from a cart near the Place des Victoires, and after a few years had amassed a sufficient fortune to buy a building on the place de la Madeleine, which is still a shop and restaurant belonging to the company.
It's showcase boutique on avenue George V is also like journeying through time, with a selection of exotic produce and great gift ideas that ooze old school French charm.
Their jellied fruit sweets are legendary, with interesting flavours such as mango & jasmine to tempt you, but there's also a huge selection of savoury produce with enticing sauces and spices to give your cooking some extra pzazz!
If you love photography, then you will surely love the exhibition “Camera in Love” which is hosted by the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume from June 13 to September 24, 2017.
The exhibition showcases the works of Ed van der Elsken who is widely considered one of the most famous Dutch photographers of the 20th century.
The show aims to reveal the poetic nature of Ed van der Elsken, his solidarity with others and the empathy that he showed towards all living creatures. It spotlights a large selection of his iconic photographs which he captured in the streets of Paris in the 1950s and on his trips to Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and Tokyo in the 1960s. It also features some of his books and excerpts from his movies.