Paris is taking duty-free shopping to a different level. Newly opened this fall, the world’s first Moët Hennessy store is located in terminal 2E of the Charles de Gaulle airport, which sees 8.9 million passengers pass through every year. Designed with wood and glass by renowned interior architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Les Caves Particulières (“the special cellars”) is a showcase for LVMH’s Champagne and cognac houses- united for the first time under one roof.
The shopping experience is intended to be a sensory one; the boutique is infused with a special fragrance created by Guerlain’s master perfumer Thierry Wasser, and there’s a tasting room on site. You’ll find Champagnes by Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Dom Pérignon, and Krug along with Hennessy cognacs.
When the store debuted, Moët Hennessy CEO Christophe Navarre said, “This space is a showcase for our Maisons and their centuries-old expertise. Various expressions of French 'art de vivre' have come together for the first time in one boutique.”
Other luxury boutiques in this terminal include Cartier, Dior, Hermès and an outlet of the famed Printemps department store.