I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t like chocolate. Especially if they live in Paris, where some of the world’s best chocolatiers create cocoa masterpieces in their many variations, anything with praline being my top choice.
Having tasted my way around Paris’s chocolate shops and even having met many of these masters in person, all for sake of research of course, I certainly have my favorites. Each one of these gurus is unique in his cocoa concoctions and is certain to make you a believer in French chocolates taking the cake. Ready to take your own sweet tour of Paris?
Can’t make it to Paris right now? No worries! These chocolatiers all have online shops and ship their chocolates around the world!
My 5 Favorite Chocolate Shops in Paris
This chocolatier is equally famous for his chocolates, caramels, and Paris-Brest pastry. But do note that pastries are available by order only. Stop by the Jacques Genin Haut Marais location for a taste of his heavenly confections and say hello to the master himself. His workshop is right upstairs so you may very well see him. Can’t make it to one of his stores? You can order his gourmandises online too on the Jacques Genin official website (in French).
A chocolate artist also recognized for his pastries and macarons. In addition to his wide array of praline and ganache options, his chocolate bars are heavenly! His ‘Orangerie’ is made with dark chocolate from Madagascar and hints of orange.
Jean-Paul Hévin has 8 locations in Paris
Two young chocolatiers have taken to creating unique flavor combinations with inspiration coming from all around the world, including mango and saffron, pepper, Japanese whiskey, and Praline au Curry Madras. The latter even won the award for originality at the prestigious Salon du Chocolat! Stop by their Haut Marais or Concorde shops for a tasting.
Stop by one of this artisan’s chocolate shops to discover life-sized sculptures (made of chocolate of course) in his always eccentric window displays. His signature sweets include the Amazone half sphere which combines lime with caramel and a classic praline and hazelnut chocolate called Instinct.
Patrick Roger has 7 locations in Paris:
This talented chef is also the first bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer in Paris. His chocolates are available in ganaches, pralinés, and truffles, from traditional flavors to more exotic blends. Don’t leave without trying my favorite, his pralinés ‘à l’Ancienne‘ with almonds and hazelnuts.
Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse has 9 locations in Paris:
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