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
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Reviews of interest

Paris Bouge (2016) “L’incroyable (inégalable même!) chocolat chaud aux notes biscuitées et pralinées, la tablette «grand cru» au lait et noisettes, l’entremet noisettes avec crème de noisettes, ganache gianduja nappé d’une couche chocolat/amande. Vous le sentez ce goût de l’enfance? Addictif, sucré et craquant, lacté et boisé, c’est l’obsession de Cyril Lignac.”

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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. A second shop is now open in Saint-Germain at 26 rue Saint-Benoit. Don’t miss the salty-sweet hazelnut praline stuffed chocolate bar.

 An absolute favorite

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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.

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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.

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Fouquet

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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. Visit his salon in the northern Marais to gain access to a made-to-order millefeuille or a pot of decadent chocolat chaud. Update: as of January 2013, Genin is no longer making individual-sized pastries to go (many of which are reviewed below), but you can still order a pastry of the day or a millefeuille in the salon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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