Chaumet has 240 years of uninterrupted history, dazzling archives, most of them have been miraculously preserved. Marie-Etienne Nitot, the founder of the house - who had apprenticed as the jeweler of Queen Marie-Antoinette, received in 1805 her prestigious customers in private salon located in the Hotel de Gramont, that is to say the place where the Ritz hotel was founded a few decades later.
Benoit Verhulle, who watches over a cohort of craftsmen, jewelers, polishers and apprentices, masterfully embodies the 13th generation of the House, which now has a new location - the Place Vendôme.
It took 12 months for the total renovation of the mansion. For Jean Marc Mansvelt, who has presided Chaumet since 2015, it is much more than a facelift which is offered to the visitor, but a total overhaul of the place. This ambitious project was designed over the long term, with a desire to exalt the essence and the singularity of the Place Vendôme while galvanizing the extraordinary heritage of a house born under the old regime.