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Patrick Roger

Our Guide to Paris Chocolate & Candy Shops

Paris does chocolate like no other city, but the bean is not the only bonbon in town: Exquisite candy shops showcase regional French sweets and hard-to-find chocolates from small producers outside of Paris. Here are all of the chocolate and candy shops in our listings.

75001

Fouquet
Hugo & Victor
La Maison du Chocolat
Jean-Paul Hévin
Pierre Hermé 
Pierre Marcolini

75002

À la Mere de Famille
Foucher

75003

Jacques Genin

75004

Josephine Vannier
Pralus

75005

Franck Kestener 
Gregory Rénard
Le Bonbon au Palais
Sadaharu Aoki

75006

À la Mere de Famille
Christian Constant
Henri Leroux
Jean-Charles Rouchoux
Jean-Paul Hévin
La Maison du Chocolat
Patrick Roger
Pierre Hermé 
Pierre Marcolini
Sadaharu Aoki
Un Dimanche à Paris

75007

À la Mere de Famille
Debauve et Gallais
Foucher
Gregory Rénard
Hugo & Victor
Jean-Paul Hévin
Michel Chaudun
Patrice Chapon

75008

Fauchon
Fouquet
La Maison du Chocolat
La Petite Rose
Patrick Roger

75009

À L’Étoile d’Or  (currently closed)
Fouquet
La Maison du Chocolat
Le Valentin
Pierre Marcolini

75010

Tholoniat

75011

Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse 

75012

Puerto Cacao

75015

Gregory Rénard
Pierre Hermé 
Sadaharu Aoki

75016

À la Mere de Famille
La Maison du Chocolat
Patrice Chapon
Patrick Roger 
Pierre Hermé 
Régis
Servant

75017

À la Mere de Famille

75018

Arnaud Larher

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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.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 19 rue Monge, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-7:30pm; closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: 01 78 56 15 72
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Shopkeeper Georges Marques is the enthusiastic schoolteacher eager to take his students on a sugar-dusted tour of the country. Apothecary jars of different shapes and sizes hold artisanal sweets from all over France – the lilac-shaded Jacqueline from Dijon, an almond paste-stuffed meringue; the deep pink chocolate Papaline from Avignon; pralines from the Loiret; foil-wrapped barley sugar from Vichy; and a host of stuffed plums, confit clementines, crystallised flowers and jelly buttons in Crayola shades.”

François-Régis Gaudry (2011) “…plus de 200 bonbons régionaux…Georges connaît chacun de ses trésors par coeur, et vous les raconte avec force anecdotes.”

David Lebovitz (2011) “A dedicated collection of candies from across France….candies that French kids would remember fondly.”

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À l’Etoile d’Or

UPDATE: This beloved sweets shop is currently closed after an accidental explosion

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.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 30 rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009
Nearest transport: Blanche (2)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Call beforehand on Mondays for hours
Telephone: 01 48 74 59 55

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2012) “Every time I go into her shop, I am helpless against Madame Acabo’s charms and I always leave with something special tucked in my bag…”

Caroline Mignot (2009) “…une confiserie d’antan à goûter absolument…confiseries venues des 4 coins de la France et des derniers siècles écoulés…”

David Lebovitz (2007) “Her shop is amazing and I could easily spend hours poking through all the glass jars and metal tins lining the glass shelves…”

David Lebovitz (2005) “With her braided pig-tails, necktie, and crisply-pleated kilt, Denise is the sweetest woman in Paris…an ethereal selection of artisan confections and chocolates from France.”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2004) “Blinking with disbelief, I slowly walk around, taking it all in. The chocolate bars and bites, the calissons, the bonbons, the almonds, the pralines, the nougatine, specialties from all around the Great Kingdom of France, the jams, the tea, the biscuits…”

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À la Mere de Famille

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

Practical information

Address: 33-35 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009
Nearest transport: Le Peletier (7)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 70 83 69
Website Facebook

Additional Locations

Address: 39 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006
Nearest transport: Rennes (12)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 63 15 15

Address: 107 rue Jouffroy d’Abbans, 75017
Nearest transport: Wagram (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 63 15 15

Address: 30 rue Legendre, 75017
Nearest transport: Malesherbes (3)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 47 63 52 94

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “The smart, orange-labelled gift boxes of candy and chocolates are always a pleasure, as are the retro treats of times gone by: butterscotch roudoudous eaten out of a shell, marshmallow ropes, pretty violet bonbons for sucking on.”

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Régis

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

Practical information

Address: 89 rue de Passy, 75016
Nearest transport: La Muette (9)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 45 27 70 00
Website

Reviews of interest

L’Express (2011) “La ganache noire épate les yeux, le nez, les papilles; belle, odorante et longue en bouche. Le reste est honorable, mais moins spectaculaire, on cherche un fruit de la passion trop discret dans la ganache lait, une texture mieux travaillée dans le praliné ou plus d’arôme dans une spécialité au café pourtant bien façonnée…”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “Seul le classique sûr a ici sa place…On vient quérir là des rochers pralinés à fondre, de jolies bouchées pralinées, de savantes tablettes, de belles ganaches, avec des parfums superbes…”

David Lebovitz (2007) “In case you think candymaking is a lost art, it isn’t, and lots of homemade candies are whipped up daily at REGIS including enormous copper pans of pralined nuts…”

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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.

Practical information

Address: 132 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Every day, 9am-11pm
Telephone: 01 43 26 39 38
Website

Additional locations

Address: 14 rue de Rivoli, 75004
Nearest transport: Saint-Paul (1)
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm; closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 71 20 51

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2011) “There’s all sorts of candy around the shop which you can dig into, as well as the now-obligatory macarons of various colors…both natural and suspect…but I came for the Breton butter cakes…Verdict? They’re pretty darned good…”

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