The first stone of Les Ateliers Weiss, the new showcase for the Weiss chocolate company, was laid on 15
October 2015. Building work on the site in the French city of Saint-Étienne continues, and will be completed by the fall of 2016.
Les Ateliers Weiss aims to promote Le Haut Chocolat®, provide a platform for Weiss’s chocolate expertise, and boost the reputation of the city of Saint-Étienne. Weiss has built its reputation on attention to detail and has surrounded itself with talented artisans to achieve this cutting-edge architectural project. It was therefore only natural to turn to the building company Blanchet to create the metal structure that provides the backbone of the building and envelops this 530m² construction, along with the metal access ramp.
Blanchet, which is based in Montbrison, has 75 years of experience in structures, carpentry, metalwork, and the renovation of historic monuments. It has an unrivalled reputation for quality and excellence, with a resolutely contemporary approach. “This building projects Weiss’s excellence, it is a showcase for their prized chocolate, and a reflection of the company itself. It is also a wonderful reference for Blanchet, with all our
expertise represented in the construction,” said director Jacques Blanchet.
With a client list including the Dior fashion house and the prestigious jeweler Philippe Tournaire, Blanchet continues to innovate in Saint-Étienne, having renovated the wood and metal workshops of La Cité du Design, a platform for promoting design; and constructed the façade of the Le Fil music venue in stainless steel. These producers of beautiful metalwork are now continuing to leave their stamp in this city of art and culture with Les Ateliers Weiss. “Weiss is an emblem of the region,” says Jacques Blanchet, who says he enjoys working with clients who are committed to innovation and
who offer high-quality goods and services.
and shells, milk-chocolate shellfish shapes filled with praliné, and plenty of eggs to hide. The famous Weiss ribbon is tied in a colorful bow that can be used as a fun hair decoration or bowtie.
We look forward to welcoming you in the fall of 2016 to discover Les Ateliers Weiss. Meanwhile, you can
follow progress through the exhibition at the chocolate factory or at www.weiss.fr