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À l’Etoile d’Or

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A singular candy shop, run by the singular Denise Acabo, stocking chocolates by Bernachon, Bonnat, caramels from Henri Leroux and old-fashioned candies from all over France. This beloved sweets shop had been closed after an accidental explosion but re-opened in November of 2015. Go.

— Catherine Down, November 2015

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 30 rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009
Nearest transport: Blanche (2)
Hours: Closed Sunday, Call beforehand on Mondays for hours; Open (roughly) from 10:30am-7:30pm
Telephone: 01 48 74 59 55

Reviews of interest

David Lebovitz (2015) “Madame Acabo has been busy ordering Bernachon chocolate, Bonnat bars, Mazet pralines, and the other candies and treats that filled the glass jars that were the hallmark of her only-in-Paris shop.”

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…”

Table à Découvert (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.”

Chocolate & Zucchini (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…”

Photo by Brian Oh

4 thoughts on “À l’Etoile d’Or”

  1. Denise is a dream! She is so tiny and adorable-ever more so as she led my daughter and me around her shoppe matching our tastes to her delicious (an understatement) chocolates. She is a must visit during your walk about in Montmartre.

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