Chocolate Walk 2 – Saint-Germain-des-Prés to Odéon

This walk takes you to visit just a few of the most well-known chocolatiers and pastry shops in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district. It is designed for those with more limited time.

A map of this itinerary appears below.

Shops visited:
Pierre Hermé (72, rue Bonaparte)
Gerard Mulot (76, rue de Seine)
Pierre Marcolini (89, rue de Seine)
Patrick Roger (108, boulevard Saint-Germain)

Total distance: 1 km (0.6 mile)
Duration: allow 1-1.5 hours, depending on how much tasting you plan to do.

1. Start this walk in front of Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés (A).

2. Cross over to the south side of boulevard Saint-Germain and go down rue Bonaparte to number 72, where you’ll find Pierre Hermé (B), aka “The Picasso of Pastry.” This is your first stop.

3. Leaving the shop, turn right along rue Bonaparte, then turn left onto rue Saint-Sulpice.

4. Keep going straight on rue Saint-Sulpice until you reach rue de Seine. Turn left on rue de Seine.

5. Gérard Mulot (C) is at 76 rue de Seine (corner of rue Lobineau). Mulot’s shop is a combined boulangerie, pâtisserie and chocolate shop.

6. From there, simply cross the street and you’ll find Belgian chocolatier Pierre Marcolini (D), at 89, rue de Seine.

7. Leaving Marcolini’s shop, go right along rue de Seine.

8. Cross back over to the north side of boulevard Saint-Germain. Turn right and head east. You’ll cross pass several streets, including rue de l’Ancienne Comédie.

9. Continue along boulevard Saint-Germain until you reach number 108. This is the flagship store of Patrick Roger (E), known for his often eccentric window displays.

10. Leaving Patrick Roger’s shop you can either turn right, and head back to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, or turn left, and head towards boulevard Saint-Michel and the Latin Quarter.


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8 thoughts on “Chocolate Walk 2 – Saint-Germain-des-Prés to Odéon”

  1. Thank you for a great site. We were asked by visitors staying with us on a Cave Art & Castles Tour about chocolate walks in Paris for when they make their return journey, stopping over there.

    A quick google and voila! your amazing site. Thank you. We’ll have to come to Paris and try it for ourselves.

    Best wishes

  2. Thank you for these itineries. We are from South Africa and the rate makes everything so expensive. These will be a great way to see what we want on a shoestring!
    Thanks again from a grateful South African

  3. Thank you Merci beaucoup!!!
    We are a couple of Aussies who pre booked and paid for a tour and the guide never showed up
    So we were stranded in St Germain until we found your site
    We will now follow your directions and do te tour on our own
    Great job, great info, excellent idea!

  4. Hi

    I am bringing my partner over to Paris in late September.. She doesn’t know yet! ;o) … She adores chocolate & everything about it,,, I believe we are not far from you where we are staying & is it easy to get on a tour or a walk of this? i.e. timings or have to book?

    Many thanks

    Paul

  5. Oooh!! I’m even more excited now!! We’re planning to stay in St Germain neighborhood in May!! Can’t wait to take these walks!! 🙂
    Thank you!!
    Julie

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