Best Chocolate Shops in Paris
There are more chocolate shops in Paris—the phone directory lists more than 300—than in any other city in the world.
From high-end, “designer” artisan-chocolatiers to well-known chains and scores of smaller independent chocolatiers, chocolate shops are found in almost every neighbourhood in the city.
But it’s Paris’s master artisan chocolatiers that continue to amaze and delight us with their fabulous luxury chocolate creations and exquisite pastries. It’s no wonder they’re famous around the world.
Below are some of the best chocolate shops in Paris (listed in alphabetical order).
More Paris chocolate shop listings can be found by clicking on our chocolate shop map.
Explore and enjoy!
37, rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 53 63 15 15
Fax +33 (0)1 53 63 15 16
Hours: Mon. to Fri. 8:30 to 9 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Unique spice- and flower-based chocolates you won’t find anywhere else. “The sweet miracles that Constant fabricates with passion will delight enlightened lovers of chocolate,” according to the Petit Futé Guide Paris 2001.
Speciality: chocolate-covered Sicilian mandarin orange sticks
Debauve & Gallais
30, rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 45 48 54 67
Fax +33 (0)1 45 48 21 78
Métro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Sèvres-Babylone
Hours: Mon. to Sat. 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Appointed official purveyors of chocolate to the French court in the early 1800s, Debauve & Gallais was founded by two former chemists with a passion for chocolate. The famous wood-panelled boutique on rue des Saints-Pères, open since 1818, remains the company’s flagship store. The ambiance is slightly pretentious, but the displays — and bonbons — are exquisite.
Speciality: 99 percent-cacao pistoles, or chocolate discs
76, rue de Seine, 75006 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 43 26 85 77
Métro: Mabillon or Odéon
Hours: closed Wednesdays; all other days 6:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This celebrated pastry chef and master chocolatier is renowned for his attention to quality and detail, making him one of the most popular chocolatiers on the Left Bank.
Speciality: “Boléro Framboise” – a semisweet raspberry ganache
16, rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris
Tel: 01 42 84 29 45
Métro: Rennes or Sèvres-Babylone
Hours: Mon. 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tues. to Sat. 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Jean-Charles Rochoux’s cosy chocolate shop has been open in Paris’s 6th arrondissement since 2004.
His amazing array of flavour-infused bonbons, truffles, chocolate-dipped seasonal fruit and intricate chocolate sculptures are a feast for the eyes and palate and have earned him a following of loyal fans.
Speciality: chocolate sculptures
231, rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 55 35 35 96
Fax +33 (0)1 55 35 35 97
Métro: Concorde, Tuileries, Opéra
Hours: Mon. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Closed on Sun.
According to the Guide des Croqueurs de Chocolat (Chocolate Lovers’ Guide), “the chocolates produced by that cocoa bean aficionado feature a bitterness so excellent that even the most finicky of purists will be won over. At the same time, adventurous types will be satisfied with the unexpected flavors.” The shop features a cocoa bar on the 1st floor.
Speciality: “Woman” – green tea and bergamot almond paste ganache, covered in dark chocolate
La Maison du Chocolat
225, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 42 27 39 44
Fax +33 (0)1 47 64 03 75
Hours: Mon. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Founded in 1977 by Master Chocolatier Robert Linxe, La Maison du Chocolat is today one of France’s most well-known luxury chocolate shops. They have 7 locations in Paris featuring exotic ganaches, pralines and truffles as well as chocolate-based pastries and ice-cream.
Speciality: “Figaro Noir” – a mixture of hazelnuts, almonds and caramel covered in dark chocolate
149, rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 47 53 74 40
RER: Pont de l’Alma
Hours: Mon. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.;
Tues. to Sat. 9:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A visit to Michel Chaudun’s gorgeous yet unpretentious shop in Paris’s chic 7th arrondissement is always a treat, both for the fabulous chocolates on offer and the warm and hospitable service.
Speciality: Smooth and silky chocolate pavés, or cobblestones, delectable cubes of ganache dusted with cocoa powder.
201, rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 42 44 11 66
Fax +33 (0)1 42 44 11 70
Hours: Mon. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Michel Cluizel has been making fine chocolates since 1948, when he began his apprenticeship with his family in Normandy. Today, the company remains a family business. Their focus is on quality and purity of ingredients: none of their chocolates contain soya lecithin.
Speciality: “Premier Cru de Plantation” (single origin) chocolates
108, boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 42 44 11 66
Hours: Mon. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A rising star in the world of chocolate, Patrick Roger has already received some prestigious awards: “Meilleur Ouvrier de France Chocolatier 2000″ and “Meilleur Chocolat de la ville de Paris 2007.” Known for their stunning window displays, his two shops in Paris offer an interesting variety of chocolates made with unusual ingredients such as lemon, thyme, passion fruit or lime.
Speciality: “Marie Galante” – a classic, exquisite blend made with the finest Caribbean cocao beans
72, rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 43 54 47 77
Métro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Mabillon, Saint-Sulpice
Hours: Mon. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat. open until 7:30 p.m.
The international press has described Pierre Hermé the “Picasso of Pastry”, but the line-up outside the boutique on rue Bonaparte is as much for his assortment of delicate yet intense chocolates as for his gorgeous culinary creations.
Speciality: “Intense” – a bitter ganache
89, rue de Seine, 75006 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 44 07 39 07
Métro: Mabillon or Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Hours: Mon. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tues. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun. 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This Belgian master chocolatier offers exquisite luxury chocolates made with unusual ingredients ranging from apple, pear, black current and melon, to pepper, chestnut, tonka beans, patchouli, sandalwood and even oak.
Speciality: “Calin Fondant” – chocolate-covered almond flour crisps with Tahitian vanilla and caramel
258, boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 45 55 66 00
Hours: Mon. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Michel Richart continues the family tradition started by his father Joseph in Lyon in 1925. The company’s signature chocolates boast a mix of innovation, purity, elegance and clean design sure to delight even the most discerning chocolate connoisseurs.
Speciality: “Au jardin des Héspérides” – Venezuelan Criollo ganache with grapefruit pulp