Tag Archives: Chocolate Shops

Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse: A bean-to-bar operation

Legendary chef Alain Ducasse, known for his Michelin-starred restaurants, cooking schools and cookbooks, has embarked on another tasty adventure, this time with chocolate. Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse, Paris’s newest chocolate shop, officially opened in February in the heart of the trendy Bastille neighbourhood. Located at the back of a small courtyard at 40, rue de la … Continue reading Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse: A bean-to-bar operation

Les Marquis de Ladurée

Ladurée‘s new chocolate shop in Paris, Les Marquis de Ladurée, quietly opened its doors in December, in the midst of the holiday season. Located just a few steps away from the upscale place Vendôme, the new shop is the company’s first store devoted entirely to chocolate. (Ladurée previously operated a small chocolate shop next door … Continue reading Les Marquis de Ladurée

Chocolatier and caramel maker Henri Le Roux opens shop in Paris

Renowned Breton chocolatier and caramel maker Henri Le Roux has just opened his first shop in Paris. Located on rue de Bourbon le Château, in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, the new store offers Monsieur Le Roux’s famous salted butter caramels, fabulous ganaches and pralines, single-origin chocolate bars, fruit jellies, wonderful marrons glacés (glaced … Continue reading Chocolatier and caramel maker Henri Le Roux opens shop in Paris

Benoit Chocolats

This family-run artisanal chocolate shop was founded by Gilbert Benoit in Angers in 1975. Monsieur Benoît worked as a boulanger-pâtissier for ten years before decided to devote himself to making chocolate full-time. Today, his children, son Dominique and daughters Véronique and Anne-Françoise, run Benoit Chocolats shops in Lille, Angers and Paris. The company’s traditional ganaches, … Continue reading Benoit Chocolats