Renowned Breton chocolatier and caramel maker Henri Le Roux has just opened his first shop in Paris.
Located on rue de Bourbon le Château, in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, the new store offers Monsieur Le Roux’s famous salted butter caramels, fabulous ganaches and pralines, single-origin chocolate bars, fruit jellies, wonderful marrons glacés (glaced chestnuts) and much more.
Quiberon-based Henri Le Roux, creator of the salted butter caramel, grew up in a family of gourmands before establishing his own company in the 1970s. His father, Louis Le Roux, was a well known French pâtissier who worked for several years in New York and Australia before setting up shop in his native Brittany.
It was there that Henri Le Roux learned the art of pâtisserie, before heading to Basel, Switzerland to train as a chocolatier.
In 1977 he opened his first shop in Quiberon, where he invented and began selling his delicious caramels.
Until now, the company’s artisanal chocolates and caramels were available in France only at its two locations in Brittany and a few specialised retailers.
The Paris store is the latest opening for the growing company, which, in addition to the flagship store in Quiberon, has a shop and production facility in Landévant as well as four boutiques in Japan.
Henri Le Roux Caramelier et Chocolatier
1, rue de Bourbon le Château, 75006 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 82 28 49 80
Métro: Mabillon, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Odéon
Hours: Tues. to Sat. 11am to 7:30pm;
Sun. and Mon. 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 6:30pm
52, rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 82 28 49 84
Métro: La Tour-Maubourg or Invalides
Hours: Mon. 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 6:30pm;
Tues. to Fri. 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 7:30pm; Sat. 11am to 7:30pm
24, rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 82 28 49 83
Métro: Notre-Dame-de-Lorette or Peletier
Hours: Tues. to Sat. 10:30am to 2pm and 3pm to 7:30pm;
Sun. 9:30am to 2pm