Louis Fouquet

In 1852, Louis Fouquet set up his eponymous jam shop at 36 de la rue Laffitte in the heart of the Paris’ 9th arrondissement, chocolate and confectionery are still made in the original workshop today. Among his first clients was a certain…Claude Monet!

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Chambeau-Mimard family took on the business, and added confectionery to the repertoire. Under the direction of Alfred Chambeau, the business developed very quickly, with the opening of several shops. In the 1960s, Monique Chambeau, better known as Mademoiselle Fouquet, developed the confectioner and delicatessen to place the Fouquet name firmly in both Paris’ artistic scene and the food industry: Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior were both loyal clients.

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At the beginning of the 21st century, her nephew Christophe further developed the brand both in France and abroad, notably their chocolate line.

In 2021, Catherine Chambeau Vaz retook the reins to keep the precious family expertise in the business, as well as modernising the visual identity of the company: redesigning the packaging, the communication and the shops, with the invaluable help of famous architect Christophe Tollemer, a loyal partner of the Airelles collection.

The many aspects and evolution of the brand continues thanks to the exceptional quality of the products and the company values which guarantee its products showcase the best of French gourmandise.