Chocolate in Paris

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

Lafayette Gourmet Haussmann

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

All year round, the upscale food section of the Galeries Lafayette department store provides a selection of the biggest names in chocolate. Galler, Ducasse as well as L’Eclair de Génie offer a wide range of choice and créations!

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.

Angelina

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.

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.

Pierre Hermé

Boutique Pierre Hermé © Vincent Bourdon

World renowned chef Pierre Hermé comes from four generations of pastry 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.

Un dimanche à Paris

Un dimanche à Paris © DR

A shop, restaurant, workshop, tea room and chocolate bar rolled into one! This concept store (the inspiration of Pierre Cluizel) will appeal to gourmet visitors. A unique place for chocolate enthusiasts!

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.

Ladurée

Ladurée - rue Bonaparte © Melanie Lukesh Reed

Internationally recognized for its famous macarons, Ladurée also offers assortments of high-quality chocolates. These refined creations with delicate motifs can be found in the shop located in the Rue de Castiglione.

Patrick Roger

Patrick Roger, Paris © DR

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.

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.

A la mère de famille

© Courtesy of A la mère de famille

Founded in 1761, À la Mère de Famille is the oldest chocolate shop in Paris. With its original 1900s decor, theM 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.

An insight into chocolate

Alain Ducasse’s Manufacture du chocolat  

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

In this chocolate-making 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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The Musée gourmand du chocolat – Choco-Story

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.

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The Salon du chocolat

Salon du chocolat © Paris Tourist Office - Marc Bertrand

This is the event that all chocoholics have been waiting for! For more than 20 years, this event has been an essential part of the gourmet cultural scene in France, attracting some 150,000 visitors every year. Over 20,000 m², chocolate is revealed in all its forms, from the most traditional to the most surprising. Grands crus, innovations, fashion cooking and tastings are all on the programme at this major annual event. An utterly delicious experience not to be missed!

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Angelina Rivoli Adhérent

Tea room
226 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001

For more than a century, the Angelina tea room has been a landmark for gourmet Parisian cakes and pastries, etc. The decor, by......

Choco-Story Paris - Le musée du chocolat Adhérent

Museum
28 boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, Paris, 75010

You think you know everything about chocolate? Come and enjoy new chocolatey experiences! Discover the history of......

Ladurée Royale Adhérent

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
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......

Lafayette Maison & Gourmet Adhérent

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

The world-famous Galeries Lafayette department store has decided to combine the 'art of gastronomy' (Lafayette Gourmet) with the......

Maison Lenôtre Adhérent

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,......

Les Belles Envies Adhérent

Food markets | Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.)
3 rue Monge, Paris, 75005

« Les Belles Envies » is the ambition of making it accessible to all, pastries and impact without high quality chocolates on the......

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......

Fauchon

Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.)
24-26 place de la Madeleine, Paris, 75008

Fauchon, the luxury food brand: catering, cake and pastry making, baking, delicatessen, confectionery, wine, champagne and......

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......