07 Dec The Best Chocolates to try in Paris (and at home)
France is one of the best countries in the world for chocolate! Not only we, French people, are very fond of chocolate in all its forms, but we also have amazing French chocolatiers. Therefore, Paris is full of chocolate shops! As a Parisian foodie and a chocolate addict myself, I went on a hunt to find the best chocolate makers in town! That’s why I am now pleased to share with you the list of the Best Chocolates in Paris! If you are a chocolate lover, you will devour this article!
You will find here the most talented chocolatiers in Paris. For each of them I will share their story, why their chocolates are so good and their specialties. I am also telling you where to find their chocolates shops in Paris, as you might want to treat yourself or make someone happy with a chocolate box 🙂 . And just in case you cannot travel to Paris this year, I am giving you their delivery locations!
Enjoy Paris’ best chocolates!
Who is Jacques Genin?
Jacques Genin is a French Chef and chocolate maker. He discovered a passion for chocolate in 1992 and created his own chocolate laboratory in Paris in 1996. He is one of the rare chocolatiers to create his chocolates directly from cocoa beans, not using any intermediary. Therefore, he gave himself the title of “fondeur en chocolat” (“chocolate melter” in English). For 12 years he offered his creations only to palaces and starred restaurants. But in 2008 Jacques Genin finally opened a boutique to the public, to the greatest pleasure of the chocolate connoisseurs!
Recently his daughter Jade, former lawyer, joined him in the chocolate adventure. Equally passionate, she already appears as the worthy successor of her talented father!
Why is Jacques Genin one of the best chocolatiers in Paris?
I had the opportunity to visit Jacques Genin’s chocolate atelier in November 2020. It was a pleasure to see the whole team creating the most amazing treats and chocolate delights with Jade and Jacques!
Jacques Genin is very creative. He is capable of mixing the most incredible ingredients to create something completely original and absolutely delicious! For example, one of his signature chocolates is a hazelnut praline with capers. He also invented a mango and passion fruit caramel or some vegetable jellies. I tried a few of those surprising treats and I can tell you they are all very yummy!
Also, Jacques Genin is using only high-quality ingredients sourced from trustful excellent suppliers. He is not using any additives, preservatives, flavoring agents or flavor enhancers. And sugar is avoided when unnecessary in all his creations.
All the chocolates you will get at Jacques Genin are highlighting the natural flavors of their ingredients in all their nuances and finesse! They are simply delicious!
What kind of chocolates can you buy at Jacques Genin?
Jacques Genin offers a large assortment of chocolates pralines and chocolate ganaches, truffles, chocolates bars and tablets, and more. But you can also buy caramels, fruit and vegetable jellies, pastries and even ice-creams in summer in his boutiques!
What are the amazing Jacques Genin chocolates in the photos?
Jacque Genin Mosaïque: an assortment of all kind of chocolates and treats in a design metal box. 250g for 36 euros (price in December 2020).
Jacques Genin’s Boutiques in Paris:
Here is where you can find Jacques Genin in Paris. I am giving you the exact address of the boutiques. If you are travelling to Paris and sightseeing I also wrote close to which famous landmark or area of Paris you can find them.
- 133 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris – Close to République
- 27 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris – Close to Invalides and Musée d’Orsay
Jacques Genin’s Countries of delivery:
If you cannot make it to Paris, here are all the places where Jacques Genin delivers: France, Europe and USA.
Who is Patrick Roger?
Patrick Roger is a French chocolate maker and chocolate sculptor. He started as a baker and discovered chocolate in the 1990’s. He quickly excelled in this domain and won an international chocolate award in 1994! Then in 1997 he bought in own boutique and chocolate atelier in Sceaux near Paris. In this 700 square meters workshop he was able to express all his talent and to use the chocolate as a raw material for stunning sculptures! In 2000 is he was named Best French Chocolatier as a winner of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) by presenting a stunning chocolate sculpture representing a crouching cocoa planter with a cocoa bean in his hands! This craftsmen competition is held every four years in France and is a very high distinction.
Nowadays Patrick Roger is worldwide famous not only for his chocolate candies but also for his life-size chocolate sculptures that are real pieces of art!
Why is Patrick Roger one of the best chocolatiers in Paris?
Patrick Roger is passionate, ultra-talented but also someone who doesn’t like conventions! He is proud of his journey and of his background as a craftsman. His capacity to think out of the box and to design the most amazing creations from chocolate makes him highly respected by his peers and appreciated by the chocolate aficionados! Some of his original creations like the Demi Sphères (artistic and tasty half-spheric chocolate candies) are so admired that they are now copied by others.
His is using only high-quality ingredients for his chocolates and like to supply them in the best places in the world. As an example, he was is even willing to buy 32 hectares of almond trees in France because their production was in danger and for him the French almonds are the bests in the world!
If you are visiting his boutiques, you will be able to see some of his crazy sculptures by yourself!
What kind of chocolates can you buy at Patrick Roger?
Patrick Roger offers a lot of different chocolates: chocolate ganaches and pralines, fruity chocolates, caramelized almonds coated with chocolate and cocoa powder, chocolate tablets and more! His boutiques are a dream for all the chocolate lovers!
What are the fantastic Patrick Roger chocolates in the photos?
Patrick Roger Assortiment BR6: an assortment of his signature chocolates: pralines, ganaches and demi-sphères. 380g for 49 euros (price in December 2020).
Patrick Roger’s Boutiques in Paris:
Here is where you can find Patrick Roger in Paris. I am giving you the exact address of the boutiques. If you are travelling to Paris and sightseeing I also wrote close to which famous landmark or area of Paris you can find them.
- 108 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris – Close to Luxembourg gardens, Saint-Germain
- 91 Rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris – Close to Luxembourg gardens, Montparnasse
- 3 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris – Close to Tuileries garden
- 43 Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris – Close to Place des Vosges in Le Marais
- 2-4 Place Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris – Close to Luxembourg gardens
- 225 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris – Close to Arc de Triomphe
- 45 Avenue Victor Hugo, 75016 Paris – Close to Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower
Patrick Roger’s Countries of delivery:
If you want to gift these chocolates to someone far away (or to yourself), Patrick Roger delivers in France and in Europe.
Jean Paul Hévin
Who is Jean Paul Hévin?
Jean Paul Hévin is a French patisserie Chef and chocolate maker. This prodigy won eight leading patisserie-chocolate making competitions before the age of 30! After spending some time in Japan, he was awarded “Meilleurs Ouvriers de France” (Best Craftsmen in France) in the patisserie-confectionery branch in 1986. After that he opened his first chocolate shop in Paris in 1988. His love for Japan brought him to open two chocolate bars and cellars in Japan, in Tokyo and Hiroshima in 2002. The Nikkei, a famous Japanese business and financial newspaper recognized him as Best chocolate maker in Japan in 2004!
Since then, Jean Paul Hévin’s reputation is international, and he is promoting high-quality chocolate and French know-how all over the world!
Why is Jean Paul Hévin one of the best chocolatiers in Paris?
Jean Paul Hévin like to select his cocoa beans himself from the best planters and to create his own blends! He is always travelling the world on a quest to find the best cocoa beans in order to always improve and renew his quality. He is also using couverture chocolate from carefully selected suppliers for a part of his production. His premium chocolate pralines are low in sugar with powerful aromas.
Jean Paul Hévin has also a creative mind capable of creating the most exceptional pieces. For the show at the “Salon du Chocolat” (the world’s largest event dedicated to chocolate and cocoa happening each year in Paris) he often designs chocolate dresses in collaboration with famous fashion houses!
What kind of chocolates can you buy at Jean Paul Hévin?
Jean Paul Hévin offers chocolate pralines, chocolate candies with ganache, fruity chocolates, truffles, crunchy chocolates, grand crus chocolate bars and more! His hot chocolate is one of the best of Paris! But Jean Paul Hévin is also famous for his macarons, his refines pastries and many more treats!
What are the wonderful Jean Paul Hévin Chocolates in the photos?
Jean Paul Hévin box of 3 squares of assorted pralines, truffles and bi-textures chocolates. 635g for 79.60 euros (price in December 2020).
Jean Paul Hévin’s Boutiques in Paris:
Here is where you can find Jean Paul Hévin in Paris. I am giving you the exact address of the boutiques. If you are travelling to Paris and sightseeing I also wrote close to which famous landmark or area of Paris you can find them.
- 231 Rue Saint-Honoré (côté cour), 75001 Paris – Close to Place Vendôme, Tuileries garden
- 108 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris – Close to Musée du Louvre, Châtelet-Les Halles
- 41 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris – Close to Le Marais
- 3 Rue Vavin, 75006 Paris – Close to Luxembourg gardens
- 23bis Avenue de la Motte-Picquet, 75007 Paris – Close to Invalides, Eiffel Tower
- 35 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris – Lafayette Gourmet – Close to Opéra Garnier
Jean Paul Hévin’s Countries of delivery:
Jean Paul Hévin delivers in France and in Europe (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Vatican, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and the UK) but also in Canada and in the USA.
Who was Michel Cluizel?
Michel Cluizel was a French chocolate maker and cocoa beans processor. His parents, Marc and Marcelle Cluizel, started the Cluizel chocolate factory in Damville in Normandy in 1947. Over the last 30 years, Michel Cluizel – who give his name to the company – has grown this family-owned business on the national and international level. The Manufacture Cluizel received its first export order in 1981 for the United States. Then they opened their first shop in Paris in 1987.
Nowadays the Manufacture Cluizel owns several boutiques in Paris, London and NYC, and you can also find their chocolates in Tokyo and in Riyad. Unfortunately, Michel Cluizel died in June 2020, but his children and grandchildren are already ready to succeed him!
Why is Michel Cluizel one of the best chocolatiers in Paris?
First and foremost, the talent of Michel Cluizel and the Manufacture Cluizel are coming from the exceptional family heritage. Despite having more than 200 employees and stores in many places of the world, the Manufacture Cluizel maintains a great team spirit and the Cluizel family values are intact.
The Manufacture Cluizel create its chocolate products directly from cocoa beans in collaboration with their exclusive planters. The Cluizel family controls each step in its chocolate candies creation process. They ban the use of any additives, preservatives, flavoring agents or artificial coloring. For those reasons the Michel Cluizel chocolates have an excellent quality and incomparable taste! For example, one of their signature chocolate bars is the Noir Infini 99%: an Award Winning extremely high cocoa content chocolate bar, uniquely blended to reveal deep and dense notes. Something that the pure chocolate connoisseurs will appreciate!
What kind of chocolates can you buy at Michel Cluizel?
Michel Cluizel offers chocolate ganaches and pralines, caramel chocolates, truffles, chocolate bars, chocolate spreads, chocolate coated almonds and coffee beans and more! Only delicious treats!
What are the fabulous Michel Cluizel chocolates in the photos?
Michel Cluizel Christmas Collection Coffret Royaume Lunaire Noir et Lait: a beautiful gourmet chocolate box, gift-wrapped for the holidays, with their finest ganache, caramel, praliné, and plantation chocolates. 305g for 34.25 euros (price in December 2020).
Michel Cluizel’s Boutiques in Paris:
Here is where you can find Michel Cluizel in Paris. I am giving you the exact address of the boutiques. If you are travelling to Paris and sightseeing I also wrote close to which famous landmark or area of Paris you can find them.
- 201 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris – Close to Tuileries garden, Louvre Museum
- 3 Rue Tronchet, 75008 Paris – Close to Tuileries garden, Opéra Garnier
- 2 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris – Close to Place des Vosges in le Marais
- 43 Rue des Belles Feuilles, 75116 Paris – Close to Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower
Michel Cluizel’s countries of delivery:
If you are interest but far from Paris, Michel Cluizel delivers in France, Europe and Switzerland. And Michel Cluizel USA delivers in the USA.
Who is Pierre Hermé?
Pierre Hermé is a French patisserie Chef and chocolate maker. In his family they have been bakers from father to son for four generations. Starting his apprenticeship at 14 years old at Lenôtre in the 1970’s, he became pastry chef in 1982. From 1985 to 1997 he worked for a few brands (Fauchon, Ladurée) and luxury hotels as a pastry chef.
In 1977 Pierre Hermé was named France’s Pastry Chef of the Year. He was the youngest person to be awarded! The same year he is also decorated as a Chevalier of Arts and Letters. Here again, he was an exception for being the only pastry chef to have been decorated.
In 1998, riding on his wave of success, Pierre Hermé created his own luxury patisserie house – the Maison Pierre Hermé – with his associate Charles Znaty. He opened his first shop in Japan at the same time. Then in 2001 he opened his first shop in Paris. In 2007 Pierre Hermé was awarded Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur. Since 2010 the Maison Pierre Hermé is building its international expansion with dozens of new boutiques in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
In 2016, as the crowning achievement, Pierre Hermé was voted Best Patisserie Chef in the World by the Panel of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and as the fourth most influential French person in the World by Vanity Fair!
Why is Pierre Hermé one of the best chocolatiers in Paris?
Pierre Hermé has received numerous decorations and titles as a patisserie Chef and as a chocolate maker. Pierre Hermé is inspired by the rhythm of the seasons but also by places, people or feelings. He loves to create new flavors and is always innovating. Working like a fashion stylist, he is sketching out his ideas and sharing recipes and ingredient proportions in creative workshops with his team of pastry chefs. They will all work together to create the ideas he has imagined. Since 2008 he has been producing his chocolate candies, macarons and cake in his Manufacture Pierre Hermé in Alsace where he came from. Attention to detail, meticulous work and passing on expertise are the values he transfers every day to all the people working with him.
What kind of chocolates can you buy at Pierre Hermé?
Pierre Hermé offers chocolate pralines and ganaches, «mendiants », chocolate bars, truffles and more!
But Pierre Hermé is also famous for his macarons and pastries, like the iconic Ispahan with a rose macaron biscuit, rose petal cream, whole raspberries, litchis. It’s something you should also try when in Paris!
What are the amazing Pierre Hermé chocolates in the photos?
Pierre Hermé Christmas box Chocolats Signatures et Classiques: Assortment of chocolate bonbons enrobed in dark and milk chocolate. 350g for 50 euros (price in December 2020).
Pierre Hermé’s Boutiques in Paris:
Here is where you can find Pierre Hermé in Paris. I am giving you the exact address of the boutiques. If you are travelling to Paris and sightseeing I also wrote close to which famous landmark or area of Paris you can find them.
- 4 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris – Close to Tuileries garde, Louvre Museum
- 18 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris – Close to Le Marais, Hôtel de Ville
- 86 avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris – close to Champs Élysées
- 133 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris – Close to Arc de Triomphe
- 40 boulevard Haussmann (Galeries Lafayette), 75009 Paris
Pierre Hermé’s Countries of delivery:
For all of you who cannot go to Paris right now, Pierre Hermé chocolates are available in Metropolitan France, Monaco, Corsica, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, England, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden.
Who is Gaston Lenôtre?
Gaston Lenôtre was one of the most famous French patisserie Chefs and chocolate makers. His parents were both cooks, and he also started by working in a kitchen in Normandy. Before World War II he was already biking to Paris to sell his homemade chocolate creations! In 1947 he opened a small patisserie in Normandy, then in 1957 he opened a boutique in Paris. He grew his reputation by completely renewing French patisserie in the next year. After that in 1964 Lenôtre added savory food and catering to his patisserie business with a great success.
Because he wanted to transfer his know-how and techniques, he started a cooking school in 1971. Many famous French Chefs studied under him, amongst others Pierre Hermé and Alain Ducasse. In the next decades he will open a few high-end restaurants and several boutiques. His talent is recognized worldwide, and the New York Times described Maison Lenôtre as a “worldwide group of 60 boutiques in 12 countries” capable of catering anything from 25,000 guests “to a banquet for the Queen of England, all with French flair, service and decorum”.
Unfortunately, Gaston Lenôtre died in 2009 at the age of 88 but Maison Lenôtre is a real reference for French gastronomy in the world.
Why is Lenôtre one of the best chocolatiers in Paris?
Gaston Lenôtre was the inventor of a modern French high-quality patisserie. He changed and revisited the chocolate codes to create new savors. On the contrary to other chefs hunting for cocoa beans all over the world, Lenôtre was looking for new associations. He was convicted that the best of chocolate was not only in cocoa and in chocolate. And that’s the reason why he would become such an icon in the chocolate and pastry world!
Today, the Chefs of Maison Lenôtre are working with the techniques and values transmitted by Gaston Lenôtre. The heritage of 65 years of experience is still alive! Marc Sibold, the current chocolate and confectionery Chef of Maison Lenôtre, started to work here in 1984. He is making sure that all ingredients are top-quality, and he is still innovating to create the best chocolates!
What kind of chocolates can you buy at Lenôtre?
Lenôtre offers chocolate pralines and ganaches, chocolate bars, chocolate tuiles, truffles and more!
But Lenôtre is also famous for its pastries, cakes, macarons, ice-creams and a wide range of savory products. You will find everything you need at Lenôtre for your dinner from A to Z (wine included)!
What are the fantastic Lenôtre Chocolates in the photos?
Lenôtre 2020 Advent Calendar: Un Noël en Alsace. 35 euros (price in December 2020).
Lenôtre’s Boutiques in Paris:
Here is where you can find Lenôtre in Paris. I am giving you the exact address of the boutiques. If you are travelling to Paris and sightseeing I also wrote close to which famous landmark or area of Paris you can find them.
- 10 rue Saint Antoine, 75004 Paris – Close to Le Marais, Bastille
- 36 avenue de la Motte-Picquet, 75007 Paris – Close to Eiffel Tower, Invalides
- 15 bd de Courcelles, 75008 Paris – Close to Parc Monceau, Batignolles
- 22 avenue de la Porte de Vincennes, 75012 Paris – Close to Bois de Vincennes
- 61 rue Lecourbe, 75015 Paris – Close to Montparnasse
- 44 rue d’Auteuil, 75016 Paris – Close to Bois de Boulogne
- 48 avenue Victor Hugo, Paris 75016 – Close to Arc de Triomphe
- 121 avenue de Wagram, 75017 Paris – Close to Parc Monceau
Lenôtre’s Countries of delivery:
If you do not have the opportunity to visit Paris at the moment, Lenôtre ships in France and Europe.
Who is Pierre Marcolini?
Pierre Marcolini is a Belgian patisserie Chef and chocolate maker. He has been obsessed with chocolate from the age of 14. Therefore, at 19 he was already a patisserie Chef in charge of a team of patissiers! He was employed in Belgium and France and worked for prestigious institutions like Fauchon in France or Wittamer in Belgium. In 1991 he earned an award for the Premier Belgian Ice Cream Confectioner. In 1995 at 31 he won the World Patisserie Championship and opened his first atelier in Belgium. Then in 1997 he opened his first boutique in Brussels and in 2003 his first one in Paris.
Pierre Marcolini has won 40 prizes to this date and his reputation is international. This year in 2020 was awarded again: prize for “Best Pastry Chef in the World” on the virtual stage of the ‘World Pastry Stars 2020’! He owns more than 40 shops located in his home country of Belgium, but also Paris, New York, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Kuwait City, or Dubai.
Why is Pierre Marcolini one of the best chocolatiers in Paris?
For Pierre Marcolini, making chocolates was a childhood dream! He is a firm believer that only the purest ingredients can make the best chocolate. Therefore, he travels the world frequently to source the rarest cocoa beans for his Maison. He has been owning every step of the “Bean to Bar” production for over 20 years. And he is also committed to a sustainable chocolate, protecting the planet and its people. As Pierre Marcolini is passionate, he loves to create new chocolate delicacies with subtle combinations that will satisfy all the chocolate gourmet consumers!
What kind of chocolates can you buy at Pierre Marcolini?
Pierre Marcolini offers chocolate pralines, chocolate ganaches, gianduja chocolates, chocolate tablets and bars, truffles and more!
But you can also find at Pierre Marcolini’s shop some macarons, pastries, jams, spreads and other sweet treats!
What are the wonderful Pierre Marcolini Chocolates in the photos?
Pierre Marcolini box of 15 Petits Bonheurs: 15 individually wrapped hazelnut pralines. 135g for 18 euros (price in December 2020).
Pierre Marcolini Box of 18 All-Milk Pralinés Anciens d’Aujourd’hui: Assortment of 18 all-milk pralines, reinvented using new textures and innovative flavours. 110g for 19.90 euros (price in December 2020).
Pierre Marcolini’s Boutiques in Paris:
Here is where you can find Pierre Marcolini in Paris. I am giving you the exact address of the boutiques. If you are travelling to Paris and sightseeing I also wrote close to which famous landmark or area of Paris you can find them.
- 235 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris – Close to Place Vendôme, Tuileries Garden
- 60 Av. des Champs-Élysées – Galeries Lafayette – 75008, Paris – Inside Galeries Lafayette Champs Élysées
- 35 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris – inside Galeries Lafayette Gourmet
Pierre Marcolini’s Countries of delivery:
In case you cannot travel to Paris, Pierre Marcolini delivers to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
La Maison du Chocolat
Who is behind la Maison du Chocolat?
Robert Linxe founded la Maison du Chocolat in 1977. This pastry Chef was born in Bayonne in the South of France and was passionate about chocolat since he was 7. He became pastry chef and specialized himself in chocolate. In 1957 he bought a patisserie in Paris that he will run for 20 years before starting la Maison du Chocolat. La Maison du Chocolat was at the time to very first boutique dedicated to chocolates in Paris! In 1990 Robert Linxe opened his first shop abroad in NYC. Then, in the next years he opened some in Tokyo, London and Hong Kong.
In 2007 as la Maison du Chocolat celebrated its 30th anniversary, Robert Linxe was awarded Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur. He unfortunately died in 2014. But since 2012 Nicolas Cloiseau succeeded to him as the Master Chef of la Maison du Chocolat. This talented chocolatier was working for the company since 1996 and was named Meilleur Ouvrier de France Chocolatier (MOF) in 2007.
Today la Maison du Chocolat has 400 employees, 250 of them being in France and 35 of them being chocolatiers. There are 42 boutiques in 6 countries in the world.
Why is la Maison du Chocolat one of the best chocolate houses in Paris?
Robert Linxe transmitted his know-how and creative energy to la Maison du Chocolat. He got famous for adding ganache (a whipped filling of chocolate and fresh cream) to his chocolates. He was even called “le Sorcier de la Ganache” (the ganache wizard)! And he created a lot of original chocolate ganache recipes.
Nowadays Nicolas Cloiseau and the chocolatiers in la Maison du Chocolat are selecting the finest cocoa beans mostly for their flavors (less for the origin or the percentage of cocoa). They aim at making the most exceptional chocolate candies and at perpetuating the unique taste of la Maison du Chocolat. Moreover, Nicolas Cloiseau keeps on creating new savors and breaking the traditional codes. For example, he developed a wellness chocolate collection in 2018: those chocolates are totally natural with neither butter nor cream in the recipe. And in 2020 he developed a vegan chocolate collection with agave and marble syrup, avocado oil, chicory fibers and twice as more fruits. It will be launched in spring 2021!
All the chocolates are handmade with precision and expertise in a workshop in Nanterre close to Paris.
Additionally, for la Maison du Chocolat the environmental impact is very important. As a consequence, they make sure to create a sustainable chocolate, which is then packaged in France in recyclable boxes.
There is no doubt you will find at la Maison du Chocolat some of the best chocolates in Paris!
What kind of chocolates can you buy at la Maison du Chocolat?
La Maison du Chocolat offers chocolate ganaches, chocolate pralines, truffles, and bars. But you will find here also a great variety of chocolate snacks: chocolate spread, chocolate covered almonds and hazelnuts, mendiants and more!
And la Maison du Chocolat is also famous for its pastries! Between eclairs, macarons, and diverses cakes, you have plenty of choice. Actually the chocolate eclair of la Maison du Chocolat has been recognized as one of the bests of Paris!
What are the fabulous la Maison du Chocolat chocolates in the photos?
La Maison du Chocolat – “Cracker Dément” de Noël: a Christmas limited-edition piece in chocolate with whole nuts, entirely made by hand. 130g for 27 euros.
La Maison du Chocolat’s Boutiques in Paris:
Here is where you can find la Maison du Chocolat in Paris. I am giving you the exact address of the boutiques. If you are travelling to Paris and sightseeing I also wrote close to which famous landmark or area of Paris you can find them.
- 19 Rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris – Close to Luxembourg Gardens, St Germain.
- 14 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris – Close to République
- 8 Boulevard de la Madeleine, 75009 Paris – Close to la Madeleine, Opéra Garnier, Tuileries garden.
- Galeries Lafayette Gourmet – Rez-de-Chaussée, 35 Boulevard Haussmann Galeries Lafayette, 75009 Paris – Inside Galeries Lafayette
- Carrousel du Louvre, 99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris – Inside Carrousel du Louvre
- 52 Rue François 1er, 75008 Paris – Close to Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe
- 120 Avenue Victor Hugo, 75116 Paris – Close to Eiffel Tower
- 225 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris – Close to Arc de Triomphe, Parc Monceau.
- 133 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris – Close to Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe.
La Maison du Chocolat’s Countries of delivery:
If you want to try the delights of La Maison du Chocolat but you are not in Paris or in France at the moment, they delivers to the following countries: Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Switzerland.
Who is behind Edwart Chocolatier?
Edwart Chocolatier was founded in 2014 by Edwin Yansané. This young chocolatier born in 1989 in Paris is passionate about chocolate since he was a kid after visiting Cadbury’s chocolate factory in the UK and Girard’s chocolate atelier in Paris. Fascinated by the work of the chocolatiers, he decided to become one himself. And he managed to reach this objective in the early 2000’s. As a pastry chef he started to work in restaurants in the UK before coming back to France and opening his chocolate shop a few years later in 2014.
Edwin Yansané is very curious and interested in many different domains like art, tattoo, design, psychology, spirits and perfume. As a consequence, all of them are inspiring him in his work as a chocolatier. Besides that, the cosmopolitan vibes and the cultural diversity of Paris are greatly influencing him too!
Nowadays Edwin Yansané is working with a team of young creative and passionate people. And his success led him to open two more shops in Paris.
Why is Edwart Chocolatier one of the best chocolate houses in Paris?
Edwin Yansané is only working with Grand Crus chocolates. Those are coming from specific cocoa regions or plantations, and their taste is unique. He mixes them with a great variety of spices, dried fruits, seeds, essences and exotic berries to create his very original and tasty chocolate candies. In fact, he plays with them like a painter will play with a color palette or like a perfume designer with a perfume organ!
If you have the opportunity to visit the boutique of Edwart Chocolatier in Le Marais to buy some chocolates, you may have the chance to have a real tasting experience with Edwin himself! He will take you on a trip full of savors amongst his different Grands Crus and chocolates creations. This is the perfect way to discover the incredible quality and taste of Edwart Chocolatier!
What kind of chocolates can you buy at Edwart Chocolatier?
Edwart Chocolatier offers chocolate ganaches, chocolate pralines, and bars. There are some very original flavors to try! Also, it’s important to know that Edwart Chocolatier has a full range of delicious vegan chocolates!
Here you can also treat yourself with some yummy, sweet spreads (with chocolate or not).
What are the wonderful Edwart Chocolatier’s chocolates in the photos?
Edwart Chocolatier Discovery Box of 16 chocolates (chocolate ganaches, chocolate pralines) – Boîte découverte – 90g for 17 euros.
Edwart Chocolatier’s Boutiques in Paris:
Here is where you can find Edwart Chocolatier in Paris. I am giving you the exact address of the boutiques. If you are travelling to Paris and sightseeing I also wrote close to which famous landmark or area of Paris you can find them.
- 17 rue Vielle du Temple, 75004 Paris – Close to Le Marais, Hôtel de Ville.
- 244 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris – Close to Place de la Concorde, Tuileries Garden, the Louvre Museum and Place Vendôme.
- 67 rue des Dame, 75017 Paris – Close to the Batignolles area, Parc Monceau.
Edwart Chocolatier’s Countries of delivery:
Just in case you are craving for Edwart Chocolatier’s chocolate but live far from Paris, I have great news! Edwart Chocolatier delivers in the following countries: France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, UK, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Romania.
Who is behind Fauchon?
Fauchon was created in 1886 in Paris by Auguste Fauchon. He started as a street vendor and became a wine and spirit merchant. Then, as he was 30 years old, he managed to open a fine foods outlet on Place de la Madeleine in Paris.
Thanks to the quality of his products and his suppliers, Fauchon gained an international reputation in French-style luxury.
Over the years, the French gourmet food and delicatessen company has built partnerships with Air France and expanded its activities on the gourmet food market. Fauchon also opened outlets in several big markets (USA, Russia, Japan, Middle East, Asia and South America).
And in 2015, a luxury hospitality branch was created to develop a network of luxury boutique hotels around the world.
Why is Fauchon one of the best chocolate houses in Paris?
Chocolates have been part of the offer of Fauchon since the beginning in 1886. Therefore, Fauchon is really an expert!
In March 2010, Francois Daubinet, the pastry chef in charge of the creation of sweet products for Fauchon, started a chocolate collaboration with Pascal Caffet, Meilleur Ouvrier de France and World Pastry Champion. Together they aim at creating new recipes, textures, and flavors for highly sensory chocolates!
Pascal Caffet is well-known for his excellence and know-how. And he makes sure to select the best ingredients to create the chocolates for Fauchon: dark chocolate couverture, 70% cocoa from “Carenero Superior” Criollo beans, 100% Venezuelan origin, from the Barlovento region, and milk chocolate couverture, 40% cocoa, as well with the Valencia Almond, the Piedmont Hazelnut, the Bourbon Vanilla from Madagascar, and the Maragogype Coffee. Additionally, his handmade praline is exceptional. It’s prepared with a manual, artisanal know-how, in small quantities, in copper basins. Last but not the least, Pascal Caffet has some exclusive recipes that he is using for Fauchon: a praline very 75% of dried fruits (where it’s usually 50%), and a crunchy coating that protects a melting ganache.
For all of these reasons, Fauchon is one of the best chocolatiers in Paris!
What kind of chocolates can you buy at Fauchon?
Fauchon offers chocolate in all its states: chocolate boxes, bars, almonds or dried fruit coated with chocolate, truffles, orangettes or mendiants (beggars). Everyone will find something to please their taste buds!
What are the amazing Fauchon’s chocolates in the photos?
Fauchon Collection of 36 chocolates with 20 audacious recipes created from noble products selected with care and focused on a specialty: handmade praliné. The subtle coatings of dark and milk chocolate reveal gourmet textures such as the crunchiness of praline, the fondant of ganaches or the smoothness of caramel. 320g for 51 euros (price in Dec 2021).
Fauchon’s Boutiques in Paris:
Here is where you can find Fauchon in Paris. I am giving you the exact address of the boutiques. If you are travelling to Paris and sightseeing I also wrote close to which famous landmark or area of Paris you can find them.
- Boutique de l’Hôtel FAUCHON – 4 Bd Malesherbes, 75008 Paris – Close to Opéra Garnier, Place de la Concorde, Tuileries Garden, the Louvre Museum and Place Vendôme
FAUCHON Boutique Thé & Infusion Madeleine – 11 Pl. de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris – Close to Opéra Garnier, Place de la Concorde, Tuileries Garden, the Louvre Museum and Place Vendôme
- FAUCHON Boutique Gare Montparnasse, 75015 Paris – Close to Montparnasse district, and the Luxembourg gardens.
Fauchon’s Countries of delivery:
If you want to eat the yummy chocolates of Fauchon but you cannot come to Paris now, Fauchon delivers the following countries: Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Bulgaria, Cyprus (excluding areas under Turkish rule), Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein (non-alcoholic), Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
I hope you loved discovering more about those best chocolatiers in Paris! Truth be told, you will be tempted by all of their amazing creations and the choice will be hard! So now you can go on a hunt for those best chocolate shops in Paris!
As I will keep on chasing the best chocolates in Paris, this list might grow in the future so keep on eye on it! You can save the pin at the end of the article to find it more easily 🙂 .
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If you want to know all my foodie addresses in Paris, you can have a look at the following articles:
- The Best Places to enjoy a Dessert in Paris
- The Best Brunch and Breakfast in Paris
- Vegan and Gluten Free Restaurants in Paris you have to try
- The Best Coffee Shops in Paris
All my tips about Paris: the best photography spots and best places to eat are in my Paris section, take a look!