Jean-Paul Hévin is widely regarded as Paris’s leading chocolatier, a true chocolate artist whose creations include chocolate Eiffel Towers, chocolate cigars and even chocolate stiletto shoes.
Behind the plain-looking façade of his flagship chocolate store on the elite rue Saint-Honoré (1st arr.) is a sleek and softly-lit modern designer space filled with phenomenal chocolate creations.
The display cases are filled with extra-dark ganaches, pralines and milk chocolates in over 40 different varieties featuring fruit fillings, spices, caramels and liqueurs.
From big, chunky rochers, to rich, dark truffles in Hévin’s signature blue tins, to Caracas, a divine vanilla-flavored cocoa cake with bitter chocolate mousse, this shop is a simply a chocolate lovers’ paradise.
Of course you’ll find chocolate tarts, chocolate mousse, old-fashioned chocolate macarons and chocolate eclairs. There are plenty of luxury chocolate gift items too.
But perhaps the most original creation of all: cheese-filled chocolates, to be served as appetizers! Featuring Pont-l’Évêque cheese and thyme, goat cheese and hazelnut, or roquefort and walnut, these chocolates await the most adventurous of chocolate lovers.
The tea room located above the store has been transformed into a stylish new cocoa bar, where patrons can order Hévin’s luscious chocolate pastries or his famous luxury hot chocolate.
Speciality: “Woman” – green tea and bergamot almond paste ganache, covered in dark chocolate
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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.
3, rue Vavin, 75006 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 43 54 09 85
Fax +33 (0)1 40 46 97 51
Métro: Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Vavin
Hours: Tues. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
23 bis, avenue de la Motte-Piquet, 75007 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 45 51 77 48
Fax +33 (0)1 45 55 87 33
Métro: Ecole Militaire
Hours: Tues. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
48, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
Métro: Havre-Caumartin or Chaussée D’Antin-La Fayette
Hours: Mon. to Sat. 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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