• Au Roi Soleil
  • Au Roi Soleil


Louis XIV introduced chocolate into the customs of the Palace of Versailles’ court. At the time, manufacturing and selling chocolate was a privilege that only the king could grant.

It is with this idea of an exceptional product that the shop Au Roi Soleil first opened its doors in 1953, in the heart of Versailles. The ambition of founders Mr. and Mrs. Burckel was to introduce the pure origin of cocoa, creations worthy of the greatest wines, flavors that bring back childhood memories, where the subtlety of cocoa bean, fruit and spice mixtures spark an emotion similar to happiness.

Au Roi Soleil

Who we are

For Anne and Babeth, the founders’ granddaughters, chocolate is a passion, but it is also the taste of their childhood, when they were younger and used to visit their grandparents at the Au Roi Soleil shop, located only a few steps away from the Palace of Versailles...


At the Au Roi Soleil shop, we favor the closest relationship with each of our craftsmen, the artisanal manufacturing must be the imprint of tradition and must respect the manufacturing techniques which are not compatible with industrial mass production...
Pure cocoa origin

Pure cocoa origin

The quality of the cocoa bean comes from the quality of the soil, our chocolates are made from nine different varieties of cocoa, all originating from the best equatorial soils: Dominican Republic, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Cameroun, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Indonesia...

Au Roi Soleil shop

46, rue de la Paroisse
78000 Versailles - France
Phone : +33(0) 1 39 50 24 94


Tuesday to Saturday: 9 AM to 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 1 PM
Monday: closed

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