Founded in Saint-Etienne (Loire department) by Alsatian chocolatier Eugène Weiss in 1882, Weiss today is one of only a handful of French chocolatiers to make their own chocolate from scratch starting with raw cacao beans.
Eugène Weiss is credited with inventing “haut chocolat,” the art of combining cacao beans of different origins to create chocolate with unique flavours and aromas.
The company makes a wide assortment of ganaches, pralinés and other confections according to the original recipes.
Monsieur Weiss is also said to have invented the Napolitain, a small square of individually wrapped chocolate served with coffee.
In addition to the Paris shop, Weiss has seven other stores in France.
“Like love, chocolate is an eternal source of inspiration, rich with the noblest of emotions.” – Eugène Weiss
Update: Weiss’s store in Paris is now closed. The company’s products can be ordered online or purchased at Le Bon Marché and Monoprix.
62, rue de Seine, 75006 Paris (this location is now closed)
Tel. +33 (0)1 43 29 42 17
Hours: Mon. 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tues. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Sun. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Weiss still has six chocolate stores in France:
8, rue du Général Foy, 42000 Saint-Etienne
1, rue Eugène Weiss, 42000 Saint-Etienne
50, rue de Brest, 69002 Lyon
7, rue des Orfèvres, 67000 Strasbourg
2, rue Ernest Renan, 63000 Clermont Ferrand
33, bd Maréchal Fayolle, 43000 Le Puy en Velay