Finding Premises for the Bakery Maison Puget.

Client: Maison Puget

accompagnement ouverture boutiques londres - recherche point de vente Londres - Devanture de la boulangerie Maison Puget dans la rue Portobello du quartier de Notting Hill à Londres


Jean-Christophe and Amandine Puget led a comfortable life in the Vosges region of France, where they managed four bakeries and employed about forty workers. However, they were looking for a new challenge and turned their attention to the United Kingdom. An experience in a foreign country, an English-speaking environment for their children, and the geographical proximity to France made London the perfect choice for them. They contacted French Touch Commercial to assist them in their project.


  • Immersion in a new country with a different culture
  • Overcoming the language barrier
  • Finding premises suitable for technical constraints (machinery, ovens, three-phase electricity)

Our intervention

French Touch Commercial was contracted to help Jean-Christophe and Amandine in their search for premises.

After a previous setback with inadequate assistance in locating a property in Marylebone, they chose an experienced team that helped them identify premises on Portobello High Street. The next step was to take over the lease of a cheese shop (never underestimate the importance of the French network in the UK!). In this case, there was no direct negotiation with the landlord, as it involved a lease assignment (for more information on lease assignment, read this article).

This was followed by a thorough analysis of the lease to ensure that the clauses were reasonable, as well as a technical analysis of the premises. This is particularly important when dealing with a Full Repairing and Insuring lease, where the tenant is responsible for the maintenance of the premises.

After a lengthy negotiation, Maison Puget was able to open its doors on Portobello Road, much to the delight of the residents and the many tourists who come to visit this established institution renowned for its quality and recognized with numerous awards.

A great success for the Pugets and French Touch Commercial!

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