13 january 2023

Heart of Paris

Paris, the heart of love, light and exquisite taste, is where Nicolas Cloiseau invites us to delight in the delicacies of Parisian life.
His chocolate strolls take height, are tinged with lightness tinged with lightness and sunny horizons. For all lovers of taste, Paris offers itself as a jewel case in a shimmering, warm and luminous chocolate interlude. A bouquet of sensations in the air of time as 
as many pretexts for tasting.

For 2023, it is to Bertrand Aznar, a Parisian illustrator at heart, that we owe this illustration. He defines himself as a lifestyle illustrator. His work of clear lines and colorful palette give life to ultra-detailed compositions. He draws his inspiration from fields as varied as nature, fashion, architecture, moments of life or his own memories in the heart of the capital.

The Valentine's Day "Heart of Paris" Gift Boxes and the "Bouchée Flamboyant" Gift Box will be available in our boutiques and on the website from tuesday 17 January 2023
And from 24 january 2023 for the Hearts Boxes.


In the very heart of Nicolas Cloiseau’s chocolate musings, the Heart of Paris Assortment invites us up to the shimmering heights of the capital. Paris showcases itself as a picture-perfect, warm, luminous chocolate escape. His creations unveil sunny horizons and introduce four chocolate delights with a crescendo of sensations.
Our gift boxes include 4 exclusive recipes.

Milk chocolate ganache (43%), mixed with dark chocolate (65%), pure Ile de Grenade, coated with milk.
Allergen : milk

Dark ganache (58%) with honey from Paris, coated in dark chocolate.
Allergen : milk

Heart of almond/hazelnut praline with caramelized sunflower chips, coated in milk. 
Allergens : nuts (almond, hazelnut) and milk

Madagascar vanilla ganache delicately placed on a layer of Malabar black pepper praline, coated in black.
Allergens: nuts (almond, hazelnut), milk and soy

Valentine's Day "Heart of Paris" Gift Boxes


For the most gourmand Valentines, offer a creamy heart with the marvelous flavor of nuts. With a layer of acidulous chocolate-strawberry, this Valentine’s Day the Flamboyant Heart totally hazelnut bouchée will exceed all expectations. Nostalgic, desirable, creamy, no one will be able to resist this heart of gianduja with a paste made of Piedmont hazelnuts with slivers of roasted hazelnuts and caramelized hazelnuts. You will simply melt for its sensation of spreadable paste with its intense flavor of nuts. This creamy heart will indulge your tastebuds with the marvelous flavor of notes, the expression of hazelnuts at their best.


"Flamboyant Bouchée" Gift Box

Allergen : nuts (hazelnut) and milk



Inspired by the yearly flurry of Valentine’s Day love notes, Nicolas Cloiseau, Master Chef of La Maison du Chocolat, created a Heart Assortment rich in nuances and sensations. He indulges our tastebuds, capturing, like no one else, the delicacy of emotion in a few grams of chocolate. Emblematic pralinés and ganaches surround the Akosombo heart bouchées with spicy dark chocolate notes of cacao from Ghana. And for all aficionados of innovation, the four 2023 creations lend a Parisian touch to the collection. Smoothness of a pure origin cacao from the Island of Grenada, roundness of a ganache with Parisian honey, caramelized accents of a heart with sunflower praliné and enchanting flavors of a vanilla ganache with Indian pepper from Malabar. Without a doubt the most gourmand gift possible, good enough to eat!


Heart Gift Box

  • Gift box of 12 chocolates 32€.
  • Gift Box of 41 chocolates 68€.

Allergens : nuts, gluten, soya, egg, and milk

 The Heart Gift Box will be available from 24 January 2023.


With a trompe l’oeil play on piercings and light, Nicolas Cloiseau enlightens his chocolate like never before.

Along his garlands of perforations and geometric trails, light, imaginatively transparent, underscores the elegance of his chocolate craftsmanship. Between shadow and light, a fascinating optical illusion creates a multitude of reflections throughout the chocolate ornament. This hypnotic graphic design reaffirms the elegance of unbounded signature creativity. 

Once again, Nicolas Cloiseau challenges chocolate to defy its limitations. The craftsmanship of perforations and interior light, showcased in this Holiday ornament, gives new meaning to innovation and dreaming.  Here, no questions are needed, just a new way to be struck by beauty. 

The Star-Struck Holiday ornaments display a wealth of details, highlighting the finesse of the art of a chocolatier genuinely dedicated to gourmandise.


Perforating chocolate still to this day is the quintessence of the creative craftsmanship of Nicolas Cloiseau.  His “Star-Struck Ornament” is a unique artistic piece, edition limited to 10 pieces, made entirely by hand in our ateliers in Nanterre, bringing together quite a few talented artisan chocolatiers, meticulously working for one week.

This ornament in dark chocolate 69%, pure origin from the island of São Tomé, is molded into two half-spheres- 43 cm in diameter and decorated with 26 Holiday ornaments with five different diameters. It has 2,916 perforations, pierced and decorated with stars, and delicately tinted with an airbrush gun.  The ornament contains a spiral of LED lights to be plugged into a power supply.  Tie and base in chocolate, golden ribbon not edible.


The Star-Struck Holiday Ornament: 2,000 € the artistic piece

One size only 3.69kg and 43cm in diameter.

STAR-STRUCK ORNAMENT BÛCHE (2021 exceptional buche)

Nicolas Cloiseau still has more to share about the beloved Holiday favorite: the Bûche de noël.  In the spirit of the Holidays,  Nicolas lets the light shine on the artisans who work with him. At the atelier, Holiday creations are all about teamwork, where chocolatiers and pastry chefs come together to shine a light on the art of Maison chocolate, some baking, some decorating.

The endless possibilities of chocolate invite a study in contrasts and balance of flavor.  First the freshness of the violette de Solliès fig, cut, poached, almost candied, rests upon traditionally roasted caramelized pralinés. Then intense notes of nuts appear and allow a moist crunchy cake, featuring almonds from Provence, to take over. The acidulous roasted intensity of a fine layer of chocolate mousse gives the impression of extreme lightness.  Taste takes center stage to guarantee an absolutely star-struck ornament of a dessert.


Star-Struck Ornament Bûche: 120€ the piece

One size of 6/8 persons in limited edition. Available only on reservation in one of our boutiques. Pick up your bûche in our shops from 20 to 24 December 2021. For more information, click here.

Dark chocolate mousse 69% pure origin from the island of São Tomé, traditional praliné with almonds from Provence, moist cake with crunchy almonds, layer of fresh moist violette figs from Solliès (Var). Decorated with 8 dark chocolate ornaments xx% 5 different diameters on both sides of the bûche, with 572 perforations, adorned with stars delicately tinted with an airbrush gun. Gold string ties are not edible.



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