Founded by a beekeeper over a century ago and managed by his descendants ever since, La Maison du Miel remains the last word in specialist honey shops in Paris (a niche category, admittedly). Produce from across the globe is sold in small or large pots (€3.60–€10): fruity Leatherwood from Tasmania, Sainfoin herb-sourced strains from Italy, heather honey from Norway, and countless other varieties. And if you can't tell your honeydews from your polyflorals, an in-store tasting service should help you make up your mind.
Once you've stocked up on pots of the brown stuff, you're ready to move on to the honey-based goods. Sweets, cakes, jams, biscuits and of course honey beers and ciders (€10) are all on offer; perhaps the most intriguing shelf is the one dedicated to cosmetic products, including royal jelly (which, we can happily report, does wonders for your skin).
History buffs take note: the shop's storefront and flooring have been classified as historic monuments.
|Venue name:||La Maison du Miel||Contact:|
24 rue Vignon
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 9.30am–7pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Madeleine|