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Customer rating : 4,5 - I really like the new layout of the store, it's great. The chocolates are better presented than before and the drinks corner is very friendly. I highly recommend the chocolat gourmand, which can even accommodate 2 people.

Localisation
Open hours

Monday to Saturday : 9:30am to 8:00pm
Sunday : 11:00am –  7:00pm

Access
  • MÉTRO : Lines 3, 7 et 8 (métro Opéra)
  • RER : line A (Station Opéra)
  • BUS : Lines 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 42, 52, 53, 66, 68, 81 et 95
  • VÉLIB
Address

Lindt -Opéra Garnier
11 bis rue Scribe
75009 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ', ") 48° 52′ 20″ N 2° 19′ 50″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.87233 2.33071
Full description

Lindt-Opéra chocolate store has reopened the new concept of its flagship store, located in the heart of Paris, opposite the Garnier Opera, 150 m of the Madeleine Church and Concord Square on one side and 100 m of the Grands Magasins Le Printemps and Galeries Lafayette of the Haussmann Boulevard on the other side.

A new concept of the Lindt-Opéra chocolate store: personalization

The Tablothèque presents a choice of more than 100 Lindt tablet references: from extreme indulgence to the most delicate refinement. Personalization has pride of place, with the possibility of creating your own tablets and bites using exclusive ingredients for unique, never-before-seen recipes!

The Master Chocolatier's counter

Illustrating its know-how and expertise, the Comptoir du Maître Chocolatier allows visitors to interact with chocolatiers who create their exclusive creations before their very eyes.

The Gift Workshop

La Tablothèque présente un choix de plus de 100 références de tablettes Lindt : de l’extrême gourmandise au raffinement le plus délicat.

The chocolate bar of the Lindt-Opéra chocolate store

Illustrating its know-how and expertise, the Comptoir du Maître Chocolatier allows visitors to interact with chocolatiers who create their exclusive creations before their very eyes.

Cocoa beans in figures

The four main African producers (Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon) supply 68% of the world's cocoa bean production. Latin America, the continent from which cocoa originates, comes next. Production in Asia is declining.

In the 2022-2023 season, the sector is producing around 116,000 tonnes less than customers expect, for a total world cocoa beans of 10 million tonnes. Consequently a significant cocoa price increase. What's more, if nothing is done to adapt cocoa crops to climate change, chocolate could disappear from our shelves by 2050. At least, that's what we've been reading in numerous articles in recent years.

The main importers of cocoa beans are the industrialized countries of the North. The Netherlands (26.7%), the United States (13.1%), Germany (12.7%), Belgium (8.6%), Malaysia (7%), Indonesia (5%) and France (3.2%) are the biggest importers.

Growing cocoa trees

The ideal conditions for growing cocoa trees are as follows:

1. Warm weather - Cocoa trees thrive in high temperatures,
between 18 and 32°C.

2. Abundant rainfall - Rainfall is the most important climatic factor, determining the growth of cocoa trees.

3. Plenty of shade - The cocoa tree's natural habitat is the Amazon rainforest, where the canopy provides a naturally shaded environment.

Chocolate in figures

400 fèves de cacao nécessaires pour confectionner 450 g de chocolat.
40 fèves en moyenne dans une cabosse de cacao.
1000 fèves de cacao sont en moyenne produites normalement un cacaoyer en un an
In 1988, Nestlé acquired Rowntree Mackintosh and became the world's largest manufacturer of chocolate and chocolate confectionery.
Lindt-Opéra chocolate store: Lindt's part in the history of chocolate 

The first evidence of the use of cocoa beans was found in Santa Ana-La Florida, near the Mayo Chinchipe river in Ecuador, 3500 BC.

When chocolate first arrived in Europe, it was nothing like the chocolate we know today. It was raw and dry, and did not melt in the mouth. It was drunk as a liquid. Chocolate was first turned into a solid by the British chocolate company J. S. Fry & Sons.

The Swiss Sprüngli family enters the chocolate industry

In 1845, David Sprüngli and his son Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann produced the first solid chocolate bar. It was an instant success. In the second half of the 19th century, David Sprüngli expanded his business and began to make a name for himself.

Rodolphe Lindt, the inventor of today's chocolate

Then, in 1879, Rodolphe Lindt revolutionized chocolate production with his conching technique. Conching is a crucial stage in chocolate production. It allows the flavor and texture to be refined by continuous mixing at high temperature. This is how Lindt achieved the smooth, velvety texture that sets his chocolate apart from the rest. But he had previously worked tirelessly in his small workshop ... and unsuccessfully. Was his discovery the result of a mistake or a clever experiment?

One Friday evening, Mr. Lindt left the factory without finishing his work, and without turning off the chocolate mixer that had been running all weekend. When he returned on Monday, he discovered that his dream had come true: the chocolate was liquid, shiny and smooth. Today, Mr. Lindt's revolutionary invention is used throughout the chocolate industry.

The meeting of Sprüngli and Lindt

But it wasn't until 1899 that the Sprüngli and Lindt families met. The Sprüngli family had just finished building a larger factory in Kilchberg-Bendlikon, where the head office is located today. In Bern, the strong demand for Rodolphe Lindt's creamy chocolate was beginning to strain Lindt's small, antiquated production facilities. When Sprüngli offered to buy the Lindt company for the impressive sum of 1.5 million gold francs - including staff and secret recipe - Lindt agreed. And so Lindt & Sprüngli was born. That was a long time ago, in 1879.

Lindt & Sprüngli today

Lindt & Sprüngli AG is a chocolate manufacturer headquartered in Kilchberg in the canton de Zurich, Switzerland.

In July 2014, Lindt acquired the American chocolate box company Russell Stover for around $1.5 billion, increasing its market share in the United States to 10%.

Today, the group has its own production sites in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, the USA and Austria.

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