Places Not To Be Missed: The Best Chocolate Shops in Paris

At Easter we eat a lot of chocolate but this is something that can be continued all year round. Here is our selection of Chocolate Shops in Paris to sample some of the best artisan delights that the city has to offer!

Henri Le Roux: The Inventor Of Salted Butter Caramel

Henri le Roux combines top-quality cocoa beans with subtle flavours to enhance the sumptuous taste of his creations. To make his mark on the chocolate confectionary scene, he spent years looking for a new simple treat that had never been seen before. Delving back into his Brittany origins, it suddenly dawned on Le Roux to use salt water. After three months of testing, the recipe was ready: a slightly salted butter caramel with a hint of crushed walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds to give it its unique texture. This recipe gave him his unexpected success and led to his worldwide fame and success. In 2003, the Guide des Croqueurs de Chocolat ranked Henri Le Roux as the best chocolatier in France.

1 rue de Bourbon le Château, 75006, Paris, M° Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Mabillon or Odéon

52 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007, Paris, M° La Tour-Maubourg or Invalides

24 rue des Martyrs, 75009, Paris, M° Notre-Dame-de-Lorette or Le Peletier

Chocolat Alain Ducasse: The Great Chef Of Bastille

Alain Ducasse’s Manufacture de Chocolat was born from his desire to go back to the roots, back to the true essence of what makes chocolate. The work of a craftsman, both meticulous and creative, a craft using bespoke machinery and meticulous processes. This store is a return to the notion of patience, the love of a well-accomplished craft. In this open plan workshop, Alain Ducasse wants the physical, sensorial and sensual magic of the chocolate universe to be rediscovered and celebrated. Bustling and full of life, the chocolate shop reveals the secrets and the inner workings of the complex and fascinating process that is the chocolate preparation.

40 rue de la Roquette, 75011, Paris, M° Bastille

9 rue du Marché-Saint-Honoré, 75001, Paris, M° Tuileries or Pyramides

26 rue Saint Benoit, 75006, Paris, M° Saint-Germain-des-Prés

35 boulevard Haussmann, 75009, Paris, M° Havre-Caumartin


Jacques Genin: The Chocolate Genius

Considered to be a genius of flavours, Jacques Genin has explored all areas of the culinary field, from pastry assistant to head chef. Crafting some of the most exquisite chocolate in Paris, he is equally known for his caramels and pâtes de fruits. Visit his salons to gain access to a made-to-order millefeuille or a pot of decadent hot chocolate. Along one wall is a showcase of all his chocolates, neatly lined up, and another small showcase with homemade tarts and cakes inside.

33 rue de Turenne, 75003, Paris, M° Filles du Calvaire

27 rue de Varenne, 75007, Paris, M° Rue du Bac


La Maison Du Chocolat: A True Parisian Institution

In the late 1970s, Robert Linxe, founder of La Maison du Chocolat, brought a brilliantly fresh approach to the world of chocolate. A true visionary of taste, he inspired and influenced an entire generation of chocolatiers. His expert touch reveals previously unimagined aromatic subtleties, for the first time associating fruit and infusions with chocolate. Raspberry, mint, lemon and other flavours bring unprecedented subtle scents to his creations. The talented chocolatier’s spontaneously intuitive and bold treatment of chocolate has earned Linxe a distinctive status in the world of chocolate.

225 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008, Paris, M° Ternes

52 rue François 1er, 75008, Paris, M° George V

8 boulevard de la Madeleine, 75009, Paris, M° Madeleine

19 rue de Sèvres, 75006, Paris, M° Sèvres-Babylone

120 avenue Victor Hugo, 75116, Paris, M° Victor Hugo

99 rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris, M° Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre