Skip to main content

Jacques Genin

Jacques Genin chocolate shop in Paris.
Red and black Paris shopping icon

Chocolate Lover’s Delight

  • 27 Rue de Varenne ,
  • 75007 Paris

This review may contain sponsored or affiliate links.

Allow me to introduce you to chocolatier and pâtissier Jacques Genin, a man of many sweet skills. In addition to his diverse array of chocolates in seasonal flavors including praline and ganache, it’s easy to become seduced by his other specialties, such as caramels with mango-passion fruit and pâtes de fruits in a rainbow of flavors.

I suggest a sampling at his Haut Marais boutique and workshop, opened in 2008, where you might even run into Jacques Genin himself. I’ve often passed him taking in a ray of sun outside the shop and smiled in gratitude for sweetening up the neighborhood.

Chocolates by Jacques Genin.
Photo courtesy Jacques Genin.

The master chocolate maker also has quite the reputation for patisseries, from chocolate eclairs to tartes au citron vert made with fresh limes, each one selected by the chef himself. His Paris-Brest, a choux pastry filled with hazelnut praline cream, is widely known to be the best in town, but I’ll let you decide for yourself. Pastries are now available on order only, so be sure to ask for them when you stop in.

Jacques Genin has 2 locations in Paris:

Still craving chocolate? Try one of these other Top Chocolate Shops in Paris.

recommended by

Haut Marais, Saint Germain, Sèvres Babylone
Métro Ⓜ
  • 27 Rue de Varenne ,
  • 75007 Paris

  • Bookshop, Travel
    Foodie’s Guide to Paris
    This 1-page PDF guide tells you exactly where to go and what to do in Paris if you want a true taste of the City of Light! Our resident foodies have turned their local insight into the ultimate checklist so you can learn about Parisian culinary culture, dine at the best bistros, and pick up go…
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Discover a Greener Side of Paris
    Let locals Frederic and Nikki of TheWaysBeyond guide you through the small streets off the Canal Saint-Martin and introduce you to some of the most exciting actors and addresses on Paris’s eco-conscious scene. The Canal Saint Martin neighborhood has always attracted an eclectic crowd, …
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Paris Fashion Tours
    Spend a few hours with Paris designer Kasia Dietz to learn all about Parisian style, discover the city’s best boutiques, and meet other local designers. About the Tour As a designer who’s called Paris home for over nine years, Kasia will introduce you to shops exclusive to Paris and…
  • Bookshop, Decoration, Travel
    Paris Postcards – Café Collection
    Paris postcards from Anthony Tambourini The café culture in Paris is one of our favorite things about life in the city, and we’re guessing it’s part of why you love Paris too. This set of 5 postcards featuring original illustrations of the iconic Café de Flore, Les Deux Magots, Le Café Marly,…
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Love Stories at the Louvre
    Love is a universal feeling, but the ways of living it and representing it have changed over time and across civilizations. During this guided tour of the Louvre, professional local guides Emmanuelle, Marie, and Marie-Amandine of Ma-tisse invite you to discover some of the museum’s masterpieces d…
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Walk Through History in Le Marais
    Follow local guides Frederic and Nikki of TheWaysBeyond through the city squares and alleyways of Le Marais as you retrace the history of this iconic Parisian neighborhood. If many today consider Le Marais a must-see on any trip to Paris, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, in the early 20th cent…
  • Experiences, Gastronomic Experiences, Guided Tours
    Pastry Tour of Le Marais
    Le Marais is arguably the hippest neighborhood in Paris. While some may say that there are too many fashionistas, bobos, and tourists in the area, the charming cobblestone streets and vibrant atmosphere just can’t be beat. But Le Marais isn’t just about appearances. Local guides Nikki and Frederi…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *