La Maison Francaise at 610 Fifth Avenue is a 145,000-square-foot office building and part of the 19-building Rockefeller Center complex in Midtown, Manhattan. It was built in 1932 by John D. Rockefeller with the idea of attracting French tenants, part of a larger plan to attract international tenants that included the British EmpireBuilding, Holland House and Palazzo Italiano. La Maison Francaises original tenants included the French crystal maker Baccarat, Mumms Champagne, Les Parfums de Molyneux and the French consulate. The building was acquired by Tishman Speyer in 2001 as part of the $1.8 million portfolio deal at Rockefeller Center.
Today, La Maison Francaises tenants are much less Gallic. They include American clothiers Kenneth Cole and Michael Kors, the US Post Office and Hamilton Lane Advisors. French retailer LOccitane has a 2,500-square-foor ground floor retail lease.