The 11 Best Chocolate Shops in Paris According to Us

Chocolate has always been an exceptional ingredient, fascinating for its tastes and flavors, but it is not given to everyone to master its secrets. Only a few great chefs know how to make the most of chocolate’s potential, and offer the best of their creations in the shops.

That is why France Hotel Guide invites you to see its list of the best chocolate makers in all Paris.

 

La Manufacture de Chocolat Alain Ducasse

40 Rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris

manufacture chocolat alain ducasse
Crédits : La Manufacture de Chocolat Alain Ducasse

Since 2013, Alain Ducasse, the famous Monegasque chef, delights the 11th arrondissement of Paris in his store on rue de la Roquette, where some of the sweetest creations of the capital are born.

Homemade, using traditional methods and with an exemplary finish, you’ll enjoy la Manufacture de Chocolat’s creations and masterpieces, which have an authentic and unique taste.

Internationally recognized for his ganaches and pralinés, which have more than 25 variations, the La Manufacture de Chocolat is a must for sweet lovers.

Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday: 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Box of pralinés à l’ancienne (27): €32

Google Review: 4.6

Tripadvisor Review: 4.0

Yelp Review: 4.5

Website : Alain Ducasse

 

Pierre Marcolini

89 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris

For more than twenty years now, the Belgian chocolate maker Pierre Marcolini has been transforming his cocoa beans, harvested across the world, into some culinary masterpieces. The legendary finish of his boxes of fruits and flower like ganaches have already been proved to be excellent and will make you melt with pleasure.

When you visit Pierre Marcolini, it is not for some random chocolate: you are assured of tasting very high quality chocolate, befitting true Parisien excellence.

Our opinion: France Hotel Guide recommends the macarons, which we consider to be the best in the market because of their soft core and crispy shells.

Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM / On Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM

12 macarons box: €25

Google Review: 4.3

Tripadvisor Review: 4.3

Yelp Review: 4.5

Website : Pierre Marcolini

 

A la Mère de Famille

35 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris

la mere de famille front door
Credits © Alexandre Guirkinger

At the beginning of the 1760s, Pierre Jean Bernard, a young grocer, decided to settle in Paris and to open his business – a business that would over time, know a dazzling ascent and would welcome many famous people, like Emile Zola for example.

The shop is now seen as one of the best chocolate shops of the capital. Once inside, you’ll have the feeling of traveling back in time, back to the 18th century.  The authenticity of the shop can be felt no matter where your eyes look, thanks to its sweet products and true artistic creations.

The Orangettes Aux Chocolats are a true delight and will transport you to the age of Kings and Queens. A revolution ahead of time, but in gastronomy!

Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday: 9:30 AM  –  8:00 PM / Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Orangettes box: €19.50

Google Review: 4.5

Tripadvisor Review: 4.5

Yelp Review: 4.5

Website (only available in French):  La mère de Famille

 

Chocolat Bonnat

189 Rue du Faubourg St Honoré, 75008 Paris

Chocolat Bonnat
Credits © Maria Spera

“What is good for the palate isn’t bad for the soul”. This has been the motto of the familial chocolat shop “La Maison Bonnat” for over 135 years. It has almost been two years since the firm, initially located in Voiron, Isère, opened its doors in Paris and offered the full range of their products.

Whether you like chocolate bars or traditional chocolate candies, the La Maison Bonnat will satisfy you. The specialty of this shop is its interest for theme animations, offering tasting or products according to the season or the time of the year.

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30 AM – 12:15 / 2 PM – 7 PM

Chocolate bar: €4.50

Google Review: 4.6

Tripadvisor Review: 4.0

Website: Bonnat Chocolat

 

Chapon Chocolatier

34 rue Saint Sulpice, 75006 Paris

69, Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris

52, Avenue Mozart 75016 Paris

chocolat chapon drawing
Credits: Chapon Chocolatier

Influenced from a very young age by the glamorous and fascinating universe of gastronomy, Patrice Chapon has become one of the rarest French chocolatiers to roast his cocoa himself.

He opened his first workshop in Seine-et Marne, in 1985, after having worked for two years as Queen Elizabeth’s ice-cream maker. Since then, four shops along with many international rewards have consecrated his work.

His brand logo, with three children exchanging chocolate boxes, is nowadays considered as emblematic.

One of the keys of its success is undoubtedly his “bar à mousses” which, thanks to its flavours and savours, will take you back into childhood and recall the feeling you had when you ate chocolate for the first time.

Opening hours: May differ depending on the establishment.

Pure origin chocolate bar: €17

Google Review: 4.5

Tripadvisor Review: 4.5

Yelp Review: 4.5

Website: Chocolat Chapon

 

Pierre Hermé

89 Boulevard Malesherbes, 75008 Paris
4 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris

No need to introduce Pierre Hermé. Elected as the best baker in the world by the “World’s 50 best restaurants”, he is now the manager of many bakeries present all around the world. Indeed, he has more than 15 shops in Paris alone.

Creator of the very famous Ispahan, a pink raspberry and petal cream macaron, Pierre Hermé knows how to put all his talent into his creations and can melt even the hardest heart.

If you’re looking for high level bakery, know that he is one of its pioneers – he was one of the first to cut across the rules of the profession by offering pastries that look like pieces of art, sober and without any embellishment.

Opening hours:  From Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Ispahan 3/4 people: €38

Google Review: 3.6

Tripadvisor Review: 5.0

Yelp Review: 5.0

Website: Pierre Hermé

 

Patrick Roger

91 Rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris
108 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris

More than a chocolate maker, Patrick Roger is also a sculptor. Indeed, in addition to his Croquettes or classical bars, he also offers sculptures… in chocolate, of course!

We can name some of his work, like a hippopotamus or an orangutan, entirely made of chocolate. More of his work is displayed in his shops.

More than a simple chef, Patrick Roger is an artist, mixing in his creations a love of good food and appearance. Some of his work can reach 80 kg, giving an insight into the unlimited potential of cocoa.

Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday: 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Box of  almonds: €31

Google Review: 4.5

Tripadvisor Review: 4.5

Yelp Review: 4.5

Website : Patrick Roger

 

Jacques Genin

133 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris

Jacques Genin Chocolate Shop
Credits: Jacques Genin

Considered as one of the biggest culinary masters of all time, Jacques Genin has explored every aspect of gastronomy before specializing himself in chocolate.

Based in his laboratory in the heart of Paris, Jacques Genin works every day in order to develop new techniques and methods to transform his ingredients into culinary jewels.

If you prefer a bakery instead of a chocolate, do not hesitate to taste the caramel pie with chopped nuts or the Paris Brest, one of the best (if not THE best) of the capital.

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Original Paris Brest: €8

Google Review: 4.4

Tripadvisor Review: 4.5

Yelp Review: 4.5

Website (only available in French): Jacques Genin

 

Jean Paul Hévin – Chocolatier Pâtissier

Côté cour, 231 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
23bis Avenue de la Motte-Picquet, 75007 Paris
41 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris

Jean-Paul Hévin Chocolate Shop
Credits: Jean-Paul Hévin

Let’s leave traditional chocolates and go to Jean Paul Hévin, known for his innovating associations – mixing sugar and salt. Who else would think of stuffing chocolate with cheese? If this seems too much, many other possibilities exist, like mixes with bananas or peppers.

Opening hours: May differ depending on the establishment

Google Review: 4.6

Tripadvisor Review: 4.5

Yelp Review: 4.0

Website: Jean Paul Hévin

 

Christophe Roussel

5 Rue Tardieu, 75018 Paris

christophe roussel golden heart
Credits: Christophe Roussel

The work and mastery of chocolate has evolved over the generations. Today, Christophe Roussel shows with his creations how the new generation can turn French traditions upside-down.

Christophe Roussel’s success also comes from his macarons, with their audacious taste: we can think of some flavors like his association between apricot and lavender, or the one mixing chocolate and foie gras.

Thanks to his journeys across the world, Christophe Roussel knows how to surprise, by associating his culinary discoveries with his cooking, to strongly challenge established rules.

Opening hours:From Monday to Friday: 10:15 AM – 7:30 PM / Saturday and Sunday: 10:15 AM – 8:00 PM

12 Macarons box: €19

Google Review: 4.7

Tripadvisor Review: 5.0

Yelp Review: 5.0

Website : Christophe Roussel

 

 

Pascal Caffet

13 Rue Duban, 75016 Paris

maison caffet set of pralines
Credits © Franck Kauff

Awarded “Meilleur ouvrier de France 1989” and world champion of the “Metiers du désert 1995”, Pascal Caffet is a chocolate veteran. An expert in pralinés, his line “Sans doute les meilleurs pralinés du monde” (‘probably the best in the world’) is aptly named.

All the knowledge of the chocolate master is felt in his work that mixes precision and delicateness, giving birth to exceptional creations. Pascal Caffet is one of the pioneers in the making of pralinés as we know them today.

If you were still wondering where to order pralinés, do not hesitate.

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM  / Monday: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

25 pralinés “Sans Doute les Meilleurs pralinés du monde®”: €34.95

Google Review: 4.7

Tripadvisor Review: 4.5

Yelp Review: 5.0

Website: Maison Caffet

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