The 8 Best Chocolate Shops in Paris

There’s a famous line from the movie Sabrina where Audrey Hepburn says, “Paris is always a good idea.” And might I add, especially when there’s chocolate involved. A trip to this city isn’t complete without visiting at least one of the best chocolate shops in Paris.

While there’s no shortage of chocolate in the City of Love, not all are created equal. In Paris, you can find the best artisan chocolate shops, middle-of-the-line chocolate shops, and inexpensive chocolate at grocery stores like Monoprix.

If you’re going to Paris, you definitely need to try some of the best chocolates in Paris. Otherwise, why go at all? (teasing, but seriously, don’t skip the chocolate).

Here are 8 of the best chocolate shops in Paris, not in a particular order:

8. Le Chocolate Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse has eleven exquisite shops in Paris, and he is one of the best in the city. I stopped by his shop at Galeries La Fayette gourmet food store, where there was a beautiful display of chocolates. It’s pricey, but it looks high-end, it feels high-end, and the chocolate is luxurious.

a photo of chocolates at Alain Ducasse at Galeries Lafayette in Paris

A good option is to buy one of their “Double-Bites Boxes,” which include four chocolate flavors. Alain Ducasse also makes decadent chocolate bars, praline chocolates, cookies, and ice cream (at some locations). My favorite chocolate from his shop was a chocolate and passionfruit bar in his two-bites box. I have never loved a combination more. It is truly a favorite and one I’ll go back for again and again.

Find a list of his shops here.

7. Les Trois Chocolats

This Paris chocolate shop is in Le Marais (4th arr.) on the Rive Droite (Right Bank), and it’s worth a visit. The chocolatier, Emiko Sano, infuses many Japanese flavors into her luxury chocolates. If you like Japanese-French fusion, then this is the chocolate for you. If you’re going to be in Le Marais, add this chocolate shop to your list of must-visit places.

Address: Les Trois Chocolats
45 Rue Saint-Paul
Paris, France 75004
Hours: Thurs-Mon 11 am – 7 pm

6. Jean-Paul Hevin

With eight shops in Paris, Jean-Paul Hevin has developed a reputation as one of the finest chocolatiers in Paris. His chocolates are beautiful, his shops are elegant, and there are many delicious chocolate varieties to try.

A good option is to buy one of their “Pleasure Boxes,” which include two or four chocolates. Jean-Paul Hevin also makes luxurious truffles, chocolate biscuits, madeleines, and chocolate tablets, as well as many other chocolate confections.

Address: Find a complete list of boutiques here.

5. À La Mère de Famille

Hands down, this is one of the best chocolate shops in Paris. What makes it so great? Well, for starters, you feel like you’ve gone back in time when you visit their oldest shop, which opened in 1761. Everything inside this shop has the feeling of yesteryear, and it’s magical. They also have long-standing chocolate-making traditions and a wide array of chocolate treats to choose from.

The exterior of the oldest A La Mere de Famille chocolate shop in Paris on Rue de Faubourg, which is one of the best chocolate shops in Paris

The chocolate is more of a mid-tier chocolate, meaning it’s not as high-end as some artisan chocolatiers in Paris. However, I personally love their chocolate, and it’s one of my go-to chocolate shops every time I’m in Paris. My love for their chocolate is shared by countless people who visit France.

À La Mère de Famille has the perfect chocolate to buy as gifts for friends and co-workers without spending a fortune. There are 10 locations in Paris, so finding a shop on your trip should be easy. I highly recommend visiting their oldest shop at the address below.

Address: À La Mère de Famille
35 Rue de Faubourg Montmartre
Paris, FR 75009
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30 am – 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 7:30 pm

4. Jean-Charles Rochoux

This chocolate shop is located in the Saint Germain des Pres (6th) arr., as are many other well-known chocolatiers. What’s special about this shop? Rochoux sells handmade chocolates, which is not the case in many chocolate boutiques. Handmade chocolates take time, care, and great skill.

You’ll find handmade chocolates, truffles, chocolate bars, and more. And the reviews are off the charts. There’s only one location, so add this to your list when you are in Saint Germain. Stopping at Jean-Charles Rochoux is worth your time.

Address: Jean Charles Rochoux
16 Rue d’Assas
Paris, France 75006
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10:30 am – 7 pm

3. Patrick Roger

Patrick Roger won the Meilleur Ouvrier de France chocolatier in 2000 (meaning the best in France), and he has since opened a total of 7 shops in Paris. When you walk into any of his shops, it’s quiet, and the lighting is dim and sultry. The chocolates are displayed in glass cases, similar to those you see in high-end jewelry stores.

What’s to love about Patrick Roger? From the moment the chocolate touches your lips, you realize that this is some of the best in the world. I’ve never had chocolate like it anywhere.

Patrick Roger has several interesting flavor combinations. You can find traditional flavors, but you’ll also find unusual flavors such as lime-basil, lemongrass peppermint, and oat ganache.

Address: Find Patrick Roger boutique locations here.

2. Edwart Chocolatier

Edwart is a high-end Paris chocolate shop that delivers on experience and quality. He makes exquisite chocolate tablets that incorporate ingredients from around the world. Be prepared to take your tastebuds on a fun adventure with flavors like chili pepper, tea, and citrus (the lemon chocolate is my favorite).

best chocolate shops in Paris - Edwart Chocolatier

One of the best things about this shop? It’s more playful than most artisan shops. Edwin Yasané, the genius behind Edwart Chocolatier, creates imaginative displays with chocolate that show his personality and skill.

What to Buy: Their 73% chocolate tablette, any filled chocolate barres, and their individual chocolates. This is one of the best chocolate shops in Paris. I can tell you from personal experience that these are the chocolates you’ll wish you had more of when you return home from your trip.

Address: Edwart Chocolatier in Le Marais
17 Rue Vielle-du-Temple
Paris, France 75004
Hours and other locations here.

1. Jacques Genin

If you want to taste some of the best chocolate in Paris, you have to visit Jacques Genin (also a MOF chocolatier in 1992). In fact, Jacques Genin has some of the best chocolate you will find in the world. He has two locations, and each shop is beautiful, elegant, and inviting. These Paris chocolates are worth every penny. He offers a great selection of flavors, but none are too exotic or “out there.” They are all delicately balanced and delicious.

Jacques Genin Shop Le Marais- Best Chocolate in Paris

What to try: The individual chocolates, praline bars, and their caramels.

Address: Jacques Genin Marais
133 rue de Turenne, Paris, FR 75003

Address: Jacques Genin Rive Gauche
27 rue de Varenne, Paris, FR 75007

Final Thoughts

While there are many chocolate shops in Paris, these are some of the best chocolates in Paris. So, can you go wrong with any of them? In my opinion, no. Part of going to Paris is experiencing things you can’t experience at home. Make it a priority to treat yourself to something special from any (or all) of these chocolate shops on your next trip to Paris.

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2 Comments

  1. Karon Valdivieso

    I want to go to Paris! Thanks for sharing such fabulous information on chocolate.

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