Ganaches, pralines, truffles, gianduja and orangettes are all chocolates that have been delighting cocoa addicts for over 200 years. A gourmet story born in the heart of Paris!

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Foucher, a Parisian master chocolatier

The chocolates are made according to traditional recipes and with high quality ingredients. Ganaches, pralines, truffles, cherries in brandy, gianduja, orangettes, mendiants, coated almonds… so many marvels from the family tradition.

Let yourself be tempted by the chestnuts, candied in a syrup of sugar and Madagascar vanilla pods then coated with a thin film of translucent, satiny icing sugar syrup. Or the doubly guilty pleasure of cherries macerated for several months in brandy and then coated in chocolate. The fruit jellies made from fresh fruit, with no artificial colouring or flavouring, and the delicious ganaches coated in chocolate and powdered with cocoa, will bring childhood memories flooding back in a single bite.

Art and chocolate - 200 years of history

In 1819, the Foucher store opened in the heart of the Faubourg Saint-Germain, on the ultra-commercial Rue du Bac. In this elegant district with its artistic and literary reputation, Louis-Aubin Foucher drew on the success of the nearby Bon Marché to develop his grocery and chocolate-making business.

But it was the illustrations on the chocolate boxes, commissioned by Louis Foucher’s wife Caroline, that brought success to the brand. She first called on Eugène Belville, an iconic artist of Parisian Art Nouveau, who with his plant-inspired designs created prized presentation boxes and created a strong visual identity for the company. Numerous well-known artists of the Art Deco movement, such as Barbier and Arnoux, were to play their part in the Foucher adventure.

Like a love story linking art with chocolate, delight for the eyes and the taste buds, Foucher has survived hardships and the passing of time, and the company is still run by the 6th generation of Louis-Aubin’s descendants. The kind of story we like to hear, of a son of Ile-de-France peasants who starts out in a small grocery shop and eventually builds a flourishing company, a symbol of quality and Parisian good taste.

With a second store now established on the right bank, close to the Opéra Garnier, and an international reputation, particularly in Japan, its success is complete. And there’s double the pleasure in enjoying the great taste of cocoa while admiring the unmistakable designs that have made the company so successful.

To discover even more exceptional chocolatiers, see the guide to the best chocolatiers in the Paris Region.

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30 Avenue de l'Opéra
75002 Paris 2ème

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All year round between 10 am and 7.30 pm. 12:30-14:30 and 15:00-19:30 on sunday.



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30 Avenue de l'Opéra
75002 Paris 2ème

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