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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.”

Photo via Le Bonbon au Palais’ Facebook

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