In 1847, Louis-Francois Cartier (1819-1904) took over a jewelry workshop at 29, rue Montorgueil in Paris from Adolphe Picard, the man who had taught him his trade.
This marked the birth of Cartier as a business – and, as the heart suggested, this was the beginning of a long love story.
Since its foundation, the House of Cartier, the leading brand in the luxury goods market, has long been identified with quality, prestige and history and has served as crown jeweler to 10 royal houses.
Cartier occupies a unique position in the creation of fine jewelry, timepieces, fragrances and accessories.
With over 289 boutiques in all five continents and one of the most exclusive distributor networks in the world, Cartier is continuing to build on its unique wealth of craftsmanship and commitment to excellence.
Center of the main street, front of quais, Gustavia.