Gilles Cresno Chocolatier

Gilles Cresno

In the hills west of Paris, not far from Napoleon I’s castle, Gilles Cresno did not wait long, unlike the former emperor, to conquer the capital.

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Seductive aromas, infinitely subtle fruity flavours, divinely velvety textures, a touch of zest and acidity, the obsession with using the freshest products… All it takes is one bite of Gilles Cresno’s chocolate creations!

The young artisan has built up an empire of a jealously guarded domain: that of flavoured chocolate. Ganaches with lavender, basil, aniseed, fig, vanilla, melon, mango, thyme or passion fruit: the most skilful combinations enhance the natural flavours of the finest cocoa, and the smallest of tastes invites you on an exhilarating inner journey.

Trained among the best Parisian gastronomes (Ladurée, La Maison du Chocolat, etc.) and awarded the Grand Prix du Chocolat de la Ville de Paris in 2006, Gilles Cresno settled a few miles from the Château de Malmaison in 2010, a historic refuge for Bonaparte and Josephine, which is also worth a visit. Everything here is imperial…

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Access and contact

10 rue Paul Vaillant Couturier
92500 Rueil-Malmaison

    Days and opening hours

    All year round between 10 am and 7 pm. Click & collect.



    Spoken languages

    • French
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    • Mental disability
    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

    10 rue Paul Vaillant Couturier
    92500 Rueil-Malmaison

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    • Studio des Plantes