You are entering the oldest Haute Chocolaterie in Geneva. It all started in 1875, when Mr Pertuiset opened his Haute Chocolaterie in the iconic Rue Du Rhône. His establishment very quickly earned its reputation, particularly with the high society of the Belle Epoque era.
The chocolaterie flourished. Its recipes were clearly sought-after. At some point, some manuscripts containing original recipes mysteriously disappeared. After that, they were very carefully locked away in a secret safebox.
The irresistible delights of our Haute Chocolaterie conquered the world. Archive documents reveal that Du Rhône's customers included Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Colette, General de Gaulle, and Dwight Eisenhower, amongst others. Ribbons representing the King of Spain have also been found in the laboratory.
The Marangoni brothers, natives of Les Grisons, further developed the Chocolaterie. Prestigious food guides such as Gault & Millau or the California Gold Book note the delicacy of the pralines, specifically highlighting our famous Du Rhône Mocca Glacé.
2018 - today
The famous novelist Joël Dicker took over the reins at Maison Du Rhône, then linked up with Jacot Haute Chocolaterie in the canton of Neuchâtel in 2022. Together, they hope to offer the very best of Haute Chocolaterie, with the touch of crazy genius that only Master Chocolatier David Paganel can bring.
Our vision? To let you discover rare beans, unique recipes and hand-made custom treats. A world where excellence and respect meet within a framework of sustainable values. Our desire? To awaken your senses to Haute Chocolaterie!