LUXE Travellers will be able to peek inside the renovated Chaumet flagship store at the iconic Place Vendôme in Paris.
Alongside a new, enlarged boutique, there is the opportunity for a lucky few to explore its vast archives, its historic grand salons and its crowning jewel, the high jewellery workshop, which, for daily inspiration, now overlooks the architectural jewel that is Place Vendôme itself.
Balancing tradition with modernity, no detail has been overlooked in the redesign, whether it be the ground-floor boutique’s alabaster walls engraved with Chaumet’s traditional wheat motif, or the Napoléon III-style wall panelling of the grand Salon des Perles upstairs, which is now painted in the maison’s signature royal blue, in dramatic contrast to the original 18th century bucolic scene on the ceiling above.
The building’s original dining room has been reimagined for the 21st century in midnight blue and gold tones. Its Napoléon III-style panelling creates a harmonious contrast with a bucolic ceiling scene painted in the 19th century by Pierre-Victor Galland, nephew of Jean-Baptiste Fossin, the then head of the maison’s workshop.