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Maison de la Chantilly: A Sweet Boutique Specializing in Whipped Cream à la Française

by Emily Jackson

Maison du Chantilly. Whipped cream desserts in the heart of Paris.

Just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, Rue Cler has long been renowned for its impeccable selection of shops – one of the best places in Paris to pick up fresh produce, quality cheeses, and fish so fresh you may swear you see them wriggling. The latest specialty shop to join the impressive array serves something rather unexpected – its entire menu is based around Chantilly cream.

HiP Paris blog Maison de la Chantilly royally pretty interior

After selling its cream exclusively at La Grande Épicerie de Paris since its founding in 2013, Maison de la Chantilly opened its first boutique on Rue Cler, dedicated to the art of the French whipped cream. It was first created in the kitchens of the Château de Chantilly to be served at banquets, and is still served in the hamlet restaurant in the château gardens.

HiP Paris blog. Maison de la Chantilly. Choux filled with cream right before your eyes

HiP Paris blog. Maison de la Chantilly. Treats and seats

In order to be called crème Chantilly, the product must be made with 30% milk fat cream (what is commonly sold as whipping cream). Maison de la Chantilly makes theirs with 38% milk fat, resulting in a richer, more voluminous cream. Serving options at the shop range from cones and coffee to simple cups of Chantilly cream and pastries filled right in front of you. It can be topped with fruit or eaten plain, but the simplicity of the serving really brings out the texture and flavor of the cream, without being too sweet, as it is not overly sugared.

HiP Paris blog. Maison de la Chantilly. Stacks of decadent pastries in the window

The boutique itself is bright and airy, decorated entirely in blue and white with silver accents in the machinery and mirrors. A small covered outdoor patio provides a place to sit and people watch while you savor, or you can stroll down rue Cler with your cone, the tang of freshly sliced raspberries countering the cream’s richness, indulging in a treat equally enjoyed by royalty of pre-revolutionary France.

HiP Paris blog. Maison de la Chantilly. A welcome addition to the specialty shops on Rue Cler

Maison de la Chantilly – 47 rue Cler, 75007. Tel: +33 (0)1 45 50 44 35. Open Tues-Sun 10am-7pm. Métro: Ecole Militaire.

Related Links:

  • Have a sweet tooth? Check out our round-up of some of Paris’ best sweet shops.
  • For more fluffy treats, rediscover how lovely meringues can truly be at Aux Merveilleux de Fred.
  • If you’re interested in exploring where it all began, peek at this article for more information about a day trip from Paris to Chantilly.

Written by Emily Jackson for the HiP Paris Blog. All photos by Emily Jackson. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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Emily Jackson

Emily is a writer, photographer, and travel lover whose first trip to Paris was not one of fairy tales. In spite of this, she decided to give the City of Lights another chance with a year-long stint as a Parisian au pair and, as many before her, it has turned into a long-term love affair. She lives in Paris with her Frenchman, traveling Europe and working on her own blog. View Emily Jackson's Website

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