The Chocolate Lover’s Guideline to Paris


In this article is my list of the greatest Chocolatiers in Paris. I have not tried using every just one myself, but it is my mission to do so. Some of the tips are from my other chocoholic buddies.

A la Petite Fabrique

In this boutique, wherever they truly make the chocolate, you can select from some 40 unique sweets, which includes ganaches, giandujas, bouchées with liqueur, pralines or palet d’or variants. You will locate chocolate bars that merge cocoa with extra than 16 other flavors which include the new fad, tea. They promote an superb incredibly hot chocolate blend to just take alongside residence. The aroma of the chocolate is inducement sufficient to phase within and breathe deep! Tue-Sat 11am to 7:30pm 11th Arr. 12 rue St-Sabin Tel: 01 48 05 82 02 Metro: Bastille


Renowned for their fantastic very hot chocolate, this centrally located tearoom on the Rue de Rivoli is a tourist hold-out. There is commonly a line to get in. Its “Chocolat a l’Africain,” is a creamy and abundant warm consume is so decadent that you will want to consider home a box or two of their incredibly hot-chocolate mix. 1st Arr. 226, rue de Rivoli Tel. (01), Metro: Tuileries


Madame Tissier features chocolate lovers creations that are affiliated with particular holidays. She presents pretty artistic candies… African masks, and exclusive toy-formed sweets for youngsters. A favorite of Patricia Wells who suggests it in her e-book A Foods-Fans Manual 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 Continual

In this chocolate shop and tearoom on a residential street near the Luxembourg Gardens, Mr. Constant’s refined candies are designed with unique components like ylang-ylang, rose, lavendar and orange water. He is also well-known for his tea-infused chocolates, some making use of Ceylon tea and green 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 a long time tourists have flocked to the famous Debauve & Gallais shop on Paris’ Still left Financial institution, filling suitcases with the quite best of sweets. Appointed the official chocolatier to the French court, Debauve & Gallais has because created a subsequent among the chocoholics, gourmands, and connoisseurs all about the world. The American internet site provides 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 delightful tearoom providing salads and sandwiches in a tranquil placing with Roman-arched home windows and wood-paneled partitions. The “Longchamp,” is their signature pastry made with chocolate praline, hazelnut biscuit, meringue, chocolate and almonds. Simply click on the web site for other areas. 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 vintage hand crafted sweets are recognized for their silky-smooth fillings. Try out the chocolate bonbons flavored with this sort of appealing ingredients as raspberry, fennel, lemon or thyme. The philosophy of “chocolat with out bitterness” has led to the use of only the most effective cocoa beans and only cocoa butter in the creation of the chocolat delicacies. Click on on the web page to obtain other areas as nicely. 9th Arr. 8, boulevard de la Madeleine Tel. 01 Metro: Madeleine

Michel Chaudun

In this charming shop stuffed with antique chocolate molds and chocolate-linked objects, Mr. Chaudun, a former personnel of La Maison du Chocolate, presents fantastic chocolates with an artisanal bent. He incorporates little fragments of toasted, crushed cocoa beans into his chocolate and generates stunning ganaches these as his ginger ganache infused with small 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


Founded in the little village of Puyricard in the South of France, this chocolatier has been set up in Paris for at the very least 20 a long time. There are outlets through France and two in Paris. The stores are decorated with Provençal furnishings reminding you of its origins. There you’ll obtain a huge array of distinctive candies like ganaches, caramels, and crammed chocolates with mocha, marzipan, figs, and more, as very well 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


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