Chocolate-maker Debauve & Gallais opens an exquisite store
After its outlet on rue des Saints-Pères in the 7th arrondissement, celebrated chocolate maker Debauve & Gallais has opened a new space on boulevard Saint-Germain. Its founder, Sulpice Debauve, Louis XVI’s pharmacist, earned a reputation as the “chocolatier of kings” after creating the delicious “pistole” used by Marie-Antoinette to relieve her migraines. After teaming up with his nephew Auguste Gallais, in 1823 the pair invented low-sugar almond milk chocolate and other pastilles flavored with vanilla and orange blossom. As visionary as ever, the ninth generation of chocolate-makers exports its products around the world, from Seoul to New York, and still uses the finest ingredients for its pralines, ganache, truffles, orangettes, candied chestnuts, teas, and countless other sweet delights. Don’t miss the spectacular prestige gift boxes, including Napoléon and Livre Royal. Pure pleasure with recognized health benefits. Delicious!