Christophe, Charleston

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
The story of Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier is, above all else, a story of love. A story that, at its core, is about one man's love for sharing his creations with others and his dedication to his French origins.

Christophe Paume is the rarest of artisans, a third-generation French chocolatier, who grew up in his father's pâtisserie in Toulouse, France. Alongside his father, he learned to create exquisite French pastry, the highest quality chocolates, succulent gelato, and every type of bread imaginable.

After attending the CFA de Muret, Christophe moved to Paris and worked at Entremet de France, refining his hand-painted, one-of-a-kind creations of dark,white, and milk chocolate ganache and chocolate truffles. For the next ten years, he continued to work in the family business and traveled to Montreal to work at Pâtisserie de Gascogne. He also achieved his Brevet de Maitrise, Master in Pastry.

While it was his passion for fine chocolate that brought him to the United States, it was love that kept him here. In 2009, he married Carly, a sales rep for the same chocolate company he worked for, and they formed Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier.
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  • I intended to buy a couple different mini chocolate bars to try different flavored and ended up getting a box of their specialty chocolates. They have so many different flavors and they are beautiful....  more »
  • I was looking to get a mille-feuilles for my uncle’s 67th birthday. Even though I was told this is not something they would usually sell in the shop, Christophe took my order and prepared the most...  more »
  • Love this place. Worth a trip. When I am in town I always stop for a pastry or chocolate. The coffee drink with chocolate is wonderful, I always get it iced. So refreshing on a hot Charleston day.
  • Delicious! Small shop.. Great truffles.. Fabulous Lemon tarte! Just Divine.
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