The Chocolate Lover’s Guidebook to Paris


Here is my checklist of the very best Chocolatiers in Paris. I haven’t attempted each individual a person myself, but it is my mission to do so. Some of the recommendations are from my other chocoholic friends.

A la Petite Fabrique

In this boutique, where by they basically make the chocolate, you can opt for from some 40 diverse sweets, including ganaches, giandujas, bouchées with liqueur, pralines or palet d’or versions. You can expect to find chocolate bars that incorporate cocoa with more than 16 other flavors together with the new fad, tea. They market an excellent sizzling chocolate blend to get along home. The aroma of the chocolate is inducement enough to phase inside and breathe deep! Tue-Sat 11am to 7:30pm 11th Arr. 12 rue St-Sabin Tel: 01 48 05 82 02 Metro: Bastille


Well-known for their great hot chocolate, this centrally located tearoom on the Rue de Rivoli is a tourist dangle-out. There is typically a line to get in. Its “Chocolat a l’Africain,” is a creamy and prosperous warm consume is so decadent that you will want to get property a box or two of their warm-chocolate blend. 1st Arr. 226, rue de Rivoli Tel. (01), Metro: Tuileries


Madame Tissier gives chocolate enthusiasts creations that are affiliated with sure holiday seasons. She gives incredibly artistic sweets… African masks, and specific toy-shaped candies for children. A most loved of Patricia Wells who endorses it in her guide A Foods-Fans Information to Paris. Tue-Sat 10am to 7:30pm 6th Arr. 39 rue du Cherche-Midi Tel: 01 42 22 49 99 Metro: Sèvres-Babylone

Christian Consistent

In this chocolate store and tearoom on a residential road around the Luxembourg Gardens, Mr. Constant’s advanced sweets are made with unique ingredients like ylang-ylang, rose, lavendar and orange h2o. He is also popular for his tea-infused candies, some utilizing Ceylon tea and inexperienced tea perfumed with Yemen Jasmine. 6th Arr. 37, rue d’Assas Tel. (01) Metro: Rennes, St.-Placide. Mon-Sat 10am to 7pm 1st Arr. 201 rue St-Honoré Tel: 01 42 44 11 66 Metro: Tuileries

Debauve and Gallais

For years tourists have flocked to the legendary Debauve & Gallais retailer on Paris’ Still left Lender, filling suitcases with the extremely finest of chocolates. Appointed the official chocolatier to the French court docket, Debauve & Gallais has given that designed a pursuing between chocoholics, gourmands, and connoisseurs all more than the planet. The American web page presents you a sample of what awaits in Paris. 7th Arr 30, rue des Saints-Pères

Jean-Paul Hivin

Impeccable sweets and pastries with packaging in gold and blue. Jean-Paul Hivin also has a pleasant tearoom providing salads and sandwiches in a serene environment with Roman-arched home windows and wooden-paneled partitions. The “Longchamp,” is their signature pastry created with chocolate praline, hazelnut biscuit, meringue, chocolate and almonds. Click on the internet site for other destinations. 1st Arr. 231, rue St.-Honoré Tel. (01) Metro: Concorde, Opera, Tuileries.

La Maison du Chocolat

Established in 1977 by Robert Linxe, La Maison du Chocolat has expanded to from Tokyo to New York City. The classic hand crafted sweets are identified for their silky-clean fillings. Attempt the chocolate bonbons flavored with these kinds of fascinating substances as raspberry, fennel, lemon or thyme. The philosophy of “chocolat with out bitterness” has led to the use of only the very best cocoa beans and only cocoa butter in the production of the chocolat delicacies. Click on on the site to locate other locations as nicely. 9th Arr. 8, boulevard de la Madeleine Tel. 01 Metro: Madeleine

Michel Chaudun

In this charming store filled with antique chocolate molds and chocolate-linked objects, Mr. Chaudun, a previous employee of La Maison du Chocolate, gives outstanding candies with an artisanal bent. He incorporates little fragments of toasted, crushed cocoa beans into his chocolate and generates attractive ganaches these kinds of as his ginger ganache infused with tiny grains of candied ginger. Tue-Sat 9:45am to midday & 1-7:30pm 7th Arr. 149, rue de l’Université Tel. (01) Metro: Invalides, La Tour Maubourg


Launched in the little village of Puyricard in the South of France, this chocolatier has been founded in Paris for at the very least 20 several years. There are retailers during France and two in Paris. The stores are embellished with Provençal furnishings reminding you of its origins. There you can expect to discover a huge assortment of distinct candies such as ganaches, caramels, and stuffed candies with mocha, marzipan, figs, and a lot more, as properly as pralines. They also carry the authentic calissons from Aix. Mon 2-7pm, Tue-Sat 10am to 7pm 7th Arr. 27 avenue Rapp Metro: Pont de l’Alma Tel: 01 47 05 59 47 Also: 6th Arr. 106 rue du Cherche-Midi Tel: 01 42 84 20 25


Resource by Terri Fogarty