Category Archives: Chocolate & Candy

La Chocolaterie Cyril Lignac

Practical information Address: 25 rue Chanzy, 75011 Nearest transport: Rue des Boulets (9), Charonne (9) Hours: Open every day from 8am-7pm Telephone: 01 55 87 21 40 Website   Facebook Reviews of interest Paris Bouge (2016) “L’incroyable (inégalable même!) chocolat chaud aux notes biscuitées et pralinées,

Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

The king of French fine dining has opened the first bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturing facility in Paris in an elegantly redone auto body shop.

Patrick Roger

The clean lines of Roger’s shop show off his bold style and playful displays. Contemporary flavors like lemongrass and Sichuan peppercorn mix with classic pralines, dark ganaches, and caramels. A Meilleur Ouvrier de France.

La Maison du Chocolat

International ubiquity might make La Maison du Chocolat easy to overlook on a visit to Paris, but this shop, with its heavenly ganaches, remains a standard bearer.

Le Bonbon au Palais

The tall glass jars in this bright and airy shop are filled with colorful artisanal candies from around France — pastilles, calissons, pâtes de fruit, chocolates — and plenty of nostalgia.

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À l’Etoile d’Or

A singular candy shop, run by the singular Denise Acabo, stocking chocolates by Bernachon, Bonnat, and Leroux (and many more), and old-fashioned candies from all over France. Go.

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Henri Le Roux

Master chocolatier and “caramelier” Henri Le Roux has set up shop in Paris. Salted butter caramel fans, rejoice.

À la Mere de Famille

A charming shop with multiple locations, selling all manner of chocolates and candies. A fine spot for ice cream in the warmer months.

Franck Kestener

This Lorraine-based chocolatier (a Meilleur Ouvrier de France) opened a boutique in Paris in late 2010.

Puerto Cacao

This shop off the marché Aligre features fair trade chocolates, and serves breakfast and brunch, too.

Fouquet

This historic shop, in the Chambeau family for five generations, produces old-fashioned, handmade chocolates and candies.

Pierre Marcolini

Brussels-based Pierre Marcolini is known for his carefully sourced, small estate, single origin tablets, but there’s plenty to please here, from macarons to chocolate-covered marshmallows.

Debauve & Gallais

Sulpice Debauve was the chocolatier to Marie Antoinette, and you’ll pay a queen’s ransom for a box of her preferred pistoles. She ate them as medicine, and this shop retains its original apothecary display case. A Paris chocolate landmark.

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Régis

Pralines are the specialty at this fifty-year-old shop in the 16th.

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Foucher

This chocolate shop has had a presence on the rue du Bac for nearly 200 years. There’s a tea salon, too, for tasting on the spot.

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Pralus

This Roanne-based shop is known for their bean-to-bar chocolate tablets – packaged in unmistakable, multicolored stacks – and Praluline, a praline-studded brioche.

Christian Constant

Not to be confused with the guy with several restaurants on rue Sainte Dominique, this Christian Constant is a chocolatier and full-service traiteur. In warm months, this is a good shop for ice cream; the glaces here are freshly made, with no stabilizers or additives.

Jacques Genin

Madman Jacques Genin crafts some of the city’s most exquisite chocolate, but he’s almost equally known for his caramels and pâtes de fruits. His revered pâtisserie (lemon tarts, eclairs…) is temporarily on hold.

Jean-Paul Hévin

Whether you go for a pastry and a custom-flavored chocolat chaud or a box of perfect bonbons and truffles, Jean-Paul Hévin is a must for any chocolate lover.

Pierre Hermé

Join the hushed masses who queue worship at the altar of pastry demigod Pierre Hermé. Tarts, cakes, chocolates, ice cream and, of course, macarons.

Fauchon

One of the most recognizeable gourmet food brands in the world, with a sprawling shop selling all manner of condiments, chocolates, plus a pâtisserie and café.

Tholoniat

Pascal Guerreau now runs this longstanding bakery, pastry, and chocolate shop.

Jean-Charles Rochoux

Jean-Charles Rochoux is one of the few chocolatiers in Paris with a workshop on premise, which makes walking into this shop — filled with aromas of chocolate and caramel — a particular pleasure.

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Georges Larnicol

Larnicol is known for his whimsical chocolate centerpieces and sculptures, as well as his signature kouignettes, a miniature, deeply caramelized version of the classic kouign amann.