Since 1957, Maison Lenôtre has put its expertise, passion, and excellence to use serving the most refined palates. Gaston Lenôtre built an empire with his bakery, chocolate shop, catering business, and professional school!

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Gaston Lenôtre, the inventor of “haute couture” patisserie, was the first in his field to achieve international fame. He has trained some of the greatest chefs of our time, including Alain Ducasse, Pierre Hermé, Serge Granger, and Thierry Marx.

The display windows in the eleven boutiques in Paris and surrounding areas are full of sweets, high quality macaroons, chocolates, and soft pâtes de fruits. Indulge in classic Maison Lenôtre sweets inspired by the finest traditions such as the Feuille d’automne, a light dessert made of meringue, almonds, and chocolate mousse or opt for one of their unique creations like the Capuccino, created by Guy Krenzer.

Gaston Lenôtre, who was practically born with a chef’s hat on his head, was also the person to create the first French culinary school to carry on his legacy. Between the legendary Plaisir school where the Maison was created and the Paris school on a yacht by Notre-Dame de Paris, you will learn the greatest secrets of French cuisine from the best in the field.

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44 Rue d'Auteuil
75016 Paris 16ème

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All year round between 9 am and 8 pm.



Spoken languages

  • French
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44 Rue d'Auteuil
75016 Paris 16ème

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