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La Petite France is an authentic French 'Épicerie Fine' - just like you would find in France - well situated in the center of Wellington just a short walk from both Courtenay Place and Te Papa.

A French Épicerie Fine - or 'gourmet grocery store' - has no equivalent in the world. It is a place of discovery for fine wines, Champagne, the best French cheeses, gastronomic specialties and exceptional flavors.

With more than 900 different products, La Petite France offers you the best tastes from France. Our passionate team will guide you to find the ideal product, dish / wine combination or the gift your were looking for.

Come meet us and share your passion for the pleasure of the senses.


Great shop for french food. Not a restaurant but a new shop specializing in French food. Small but with quality. Really worth a visit.


Amazing wine selection!

Yully Jin

We were escorted around the shop being introduced to many of the great products. Genuinely passionate about his products and willing to share his knowledge and country, the service we received was exemplary.

Ann-Marie Bellinger

Great quality products! Everything you need for a french "apéro" or "goûter". Un petit bout de France au bout du Monde!

Anne Murarasu

Plenty of options for the Francophile looking for French treats. Stocks include freshly baked baguettes and imported infused olive oils and pasta. A small (but reasonable) selection of imported wines is worth a browse.

Gerard Hermans

Many thanks for the recipes. We enjoyed the delicious crozets with reblochon in the form of a gratin which Estelle prepared using one of the links you kindly sent us. Being able to enjoy this dish felt like a culinary trip to France, which is exactly how it feels when visiting La Petite France - a very authentic experience!  We congratulate the fantastic work you're doing and the great service provided at La Petite France. We will be back soon.

Estelle and Juan

Bonjour, Nous sommes Patrick et Marilou, nous nous sommes arrêtés dans votre boutique en novembre dernier. Nous avions réservé, le matin, une baguette que nous avons récupérée en fin d'après-midi. Merci pour les précieux renseignements que vous nous avez donnés. Merci pour votre accueil et votre disponibilité nous gardons un excellent souvenir de notre passage chez vous et nous vous souhaitons encore une belle réussite.

Patrick, Marilou