The best of chocolate in Paris

With new creations and limited editions by master chocolatiers, Easter in Paris puts chocolate centre stage!

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Paris is paradise for chocolate fans! Chocolate takes centre stage at Easter but it is an all-year-round event for gourmets, and for master chocolatiers, whose creativity knows no bounds – a feast for the taste buds and the eyes. Whether just a mouthful, a chocolate sculpture, a chocolate wedding dress … chocolate is a renowned Parisian product, not to be missed. And an art to discover … and taste!

Where to buy chocolate in Paris

Alain Ducasse’s Manufacture du chocolat  

Manufacture de chocolat Alain Ducasse, boutique, Paris © Pierre Monetta

In this chocolate factory (320 m²) with its authentic decor, cocoa is pampered and worked in a traditional way by the teams of the famous starred-chef. Discover the different stages in the making of gourmet creations, which are served in Ducasse restaurants, and enjoy this exceptional sensorial experience in the heart of Paris.

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Angelina Rive Gauche - Intérieur - Paris

The tea room Angelina, opened in 1903 by the Austrian confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer under the arcades of rue de Rivoli, is one of the French capital’s must-visit places.
Elegant and refined, it has been delighting everybody who is anybody in Paris for more than 110 years with its famous old-style hot chocolate and its iconic pastry ‘Le Mont-Blanc’, combining whipped cream and chestnut cream.

Chocolate shop offering home delivery and Click & Collect 

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Lafayette Gourmet Haussmann

Lafayette gourmet - Corner La Manufacture du chocolat d'Alain Ducasse © Galeries Lafayette

The gourmet food shop at the Galeries Lafayette department store stocks a selection of the best known chocolate brands throughout the year. You will find a dazzling array of creations from the likes of Alain Ducasse, L’Éclair de Génie and Pierre Marcolini, plus brands like Cluizel, Bonnat and Chapon.

The Gourmet section of the Galeries Lafayette – including products from these famed chocolatiers – now provides Click & Collect.

More info on Lafayette Maison & Gourmet

Maison Lenôtre

Maison Lenôtre - Chef chocolatier, Paris © OTCP

Imagined and crafted in a traditional way (at Plaisir, 78), the recipes of the Maison Lenôtre are developed from carefully-selected products and offer exclusive chocolate combinations. Crafted by chefs who have inherited an expertise in patisserie and who have an acknowledged technical mastery, Lenôtre chocolates offer intense and surprising gourmet experiences.

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Lindt - Vitrine, Paris

Venez découvrir l'une des plus grandes boutiques Lindt au monde à deux pas de l'Opéra Garnier et des Grands Magasins, les Galeries Lafayette. Cette boutique Lindt saura ravir les amoureux du chocolat avec son Chocolat Bar et une grande sélection de chocolats, pâtisseries et glaces.

Le Printemps du Goût

Printemps du Goût - Epicerie, Paris

A new gourmet address full of amazing flavours, Printemps du Goût is the place to uncover some of our country’s best products. Charcuterie, poultry, lamb, and France’s best cheeses… the choice is large and the quality is there. And for some sugary delights, Maison du Chocolat, Gontran Cherrier, and Christophe Michalak will provide some sweet treats that your taste buds are unlikely to forget!

 More info on le Printemps du Goût

The Musée gourmand du chocolat – Choco-Story (closed until further notice)

Le Musee Gourmand du Chocolat - Decouvrir l histoire du chocolat, Paris © OTCP

Listen to the story of chocolate in this gourmet museum entirely devoted to the world of chocolate. A fascinating place retracing 4,000 years of history from the Maya civilization to the present day, and housing an exceptional collection of some one thousand objects! A visit is also the opportunity to discover different techniques of chocolate-making, attend demonstrations and, of course, taste a few squares of this star product! Note, the museum offers activities for children, as well as workshops.

 More info on Choco-Story Paris - Le musée du chocolat

Patrick Roger

Patrick Roger, Paris © Patrick Roger

A veritable artist chocolatier, Patrick Roger produces subtle and surprising creations. Refined taste, unexpected combinations and perfect textures make each tasting experience a unique moment. This master chocolate maker likes to surprise and constantly reinvent his creative world. Working chocolate like a raw material, Patrick Roger is also well-known for his monumental sculptures, which are fascinating and deliciously gourmet in equal measure.

 More info on Patrick Roger

Pierre Marcolini

Pierre Marcolini - Boutique Saint-Honoré

In his 3 Parisian shops, this Belgian chocolatier offers refined and inspired haute-couture chocolates. Chocolate for every occasion, for ever-new gourmet expériences.

 More info on Pierre Marcolini

Hugo & Victor

Chocolats Hugo & Victor © Hugo et Victor

The Maison Victor & Hugo was opened in 2010 by two childhood friends Hugues Pouget and Sylvain Blanc, who shared the same dream and wanted to shake up the traditional rules of pastry cooking. At Hugo & Victor, flavours are sublimely intensified. Their 3 star flavours, chocolate, praline, and caramel, are available all year round and 5 others change with the seasons.

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A la mère de famille

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Founded in 1761, À la Mère de Famille is the oldest chocolate shop in Paris. With its original 1900s decor, the shop on Rue du Faubourg Montmartre is itself a treat. And it is of course famous for its chocolate and sweet creations! 

Choose from some 1,200 types of confectionary: chocolates, marshmallows, boiled sweets, candied fruits, marzipan, fruit jellies, Negus de Nevers, and Bêtises de Cambrai, etc.

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La Maison du chocolat

La Maison du chocolat - boîte de chocolats © La Maison du chocolat

In 1977, the Maison du Chocolat, created by Robert Linxe, became the first Parisian shop entirely dedicated to chocolate. In 1990, it reinvented the chocolate eclair, raising the bar for this delicious cake.

In 2000, the Maison du Chocolat joined the Comité Colbert along with some of the best French luxury houses.

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Pierre Hermé

Boutique Pierre Hermé © Vincent Bourdon

World renowned chef Pierre Hermé comes from four generations of pastry and chocolate makers from the Alsace region. Famed in France, Japan and the United States, Pierre Hermé, who has been called the Picasso of Pastry by Vogue, has brought flavour and modernity to pastry.

 More info on Pierre Hermé


Ladurée - rue Bonaparte © Melanie Lukesh Reed

Internationally famous for their French macarons, Ladurée also stock assortments of high-quality chocolate in their various branches in Paris.

Chocolate shop offering home delivery and Click & Collect

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List of excellent Paris chocolatiers

Pâques 2021 - Christophe Michalak - Poisson à lunettes, Paris

The list of Paris chocolatiers goes on. The most renowned master chocolate makers – from historic brands to young chocolatiers – have one or more shops in Paris offering home delivery and/or Click & Collect.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of Paris chocolate makers:

The small Michel Cluizel factory, which uses cocoa beans from a single plantation, is located near to the Jardin des Tuileries.

More info about La petite manufacture Michel Cluizel

Artisan chocolate maker and pastry chef Jean-Paul Hévin, whose chocolate is made in France, has several shops in Paris.

More info about Jean-Paul Hévin

Artisan chocolate maker and coffee merchant Marc Chinchole is a bean-to-bar maker with a shop/workshop in the 1st arrondissement. The shop boasts the Fabriqué à Paris (Made in Paris) label.

More info about L’Instant cacao

Another bean-to-bar chocolate maker can be found in the bustling Rue du Nil in the 2nd arrondissement: the chocolate factory and shop and café Plaq.

More info about chocolate maker Plaq

Jacques Genin, an artisan chocolate maker passionate about his craft, welcomes both chocolate enthusiasts and the merely curious at his magnificent shop/workshop located along Rue de Turennne in the Haut Marais. Here, chocolate making skills and artistry are transmitted from father to daughter.

More info about Jacques Genin

Nathalie and Catherine, two die-hard chocolate fans, have created the Kosak chocolate shop in Montmartre. The two friends exclusively display bean-to-bar creations from different chocolate makers in their shop.

More info about Kosak

In France, celebrity chef Christophe Michalak needs no introduction. His creations, made from top-quality raw materials, can be found in his shops in Paris.

More info about the Christophe Michalak collections

Chocolate maker Patrice Chapon was one of the first to use the bean-to-bar method in Paris. He also invented the concept of the Chocolate Mousse Bar. Each of his three Paris shops has a chocolate mousse bar.

More info about Chocolaterie Chapon

After working with some of the finest chefs in Paris, pastry chef and chocolate maker Yann Menguy opened his own pastry shop in the Goutte d’Or district. The shop sells the chef’s pastry creations as well as his chocolate.

More info about Pâtisserie de la Goutte d’Or

More info about Easter creations by Paris chocolate makers

Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.)
40 rue de la Roquette, Paris, 75011

The Manufacture de Chocolat Alain Ducasse arose from a desire to go back to the roots, to the very essence of chocolate making: a......

Angelina Rivoli

Tea room
226 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001

In front of the Tuileries and founded in 1903, the Angelina tea room is a refined place where the most gourmet will meet. Since......

Lafayette Maison & Gourmet

Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.) | Vins & alcools
35 boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75009

To delight your tastebuds or shop for gourmet ingredients and treats, Le Gourmet presents dishes large and small, delicious......

Lenôtre Victor Hugo

Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.)
48 avenue Victor Hugo, Paris, 75016

Everyday, all year round, the best of takeaway gastronomy is at Lenôtre: golden pastries, home-made chocolates, festive menus,......

Printemps Haussmann

Department stores
64 boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75009

At the center of Paris, Printemps is the world leading Department Store for Fashion, Luxury and Beauty. With over 44,000 sqm......

Ladurée Royale

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment
16 rue Royale, Paris, 75008

Ladurée Royale, the main house since 1862. This coffee shop was established in 1862, is decorated with wood panelling and......

A la Mère de Famille

Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.)
33-35 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, Paris, 75009

À la Mère de Famille first opened in 1761. Over the years the chocolate shop/confectioners, (which also sells ice cream, cakes......

Hugo et Victor - Rive gauche

Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.)
40 boulevard Raspail, Paris, 75007

Hugo & Victor offer haute-couture chocolates and mouthwatering patisserie by mail order or in one of their 3 shops in Paris.......

La Maison du Chocolat

Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.)
225 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75008

Ever since their first shop opened in 1977 on Rue Saint-Honoré, the Maison du Chocolat has been sharing with the world their love......

Patrick Roger

Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.)
108 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 75006

Patrick Roger's creations stand out from the crowd. The chocolatier not only has fun sculpting the shapes of each of his works,......

Pierre Hermé (Bonaparte)

Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.)
72 rue Bonaparte, Paris, 75006

Vogue magazine once called him “the Picasso of pastry”. Pierre Hermé learned his trade at Fauchon, then took his skill and talent......

Pierre Marcolini

Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.)
89 rue de Seine, Paris, 75015

This Belgian master chocolatier is always on the lookout for excellence. He is uncompromising in his selection of raw materials......

Un Dimanche à Paris

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment
4-6-8 cour du Commerce Saint-André, Paris, 75006

« Welcome to an exceptional place in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, surrounded by a 13th century old tower, remnant of the......

La Pâtisserie Cyril Lignac (Paul Bert)

Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.)
24 rue Paul Bert, Paris, 75011

Chef Cyril Lignac, teamed with pastry chef Benoît Couvrand, offers a range of bread, pastries and cakes in his shop on the lively......