Where to Find the Best Chocolate in Paris

Michel Chaudun

Paris is home to “the best” of many things – theatre, cuisine, wine, fashion, museums, etc. But, one thing that’s not spoken about a lot that it also has the best of is chocolate. You’ll find that there’s a ton of candy stores and fine chocolate shoppes in Paris, and most of them are great and their art perfected well. However, if you are in Paris for a short period of time only, you want the best. Here’s the list of a few “tried and true” chocolate retailers you don’t want to miss.

Michel Chaudun

Address: 149, rue de l’Université 7e

This store is raved about everywhere you turn – especially the square chocolate Pavees that just melt in your mouth. It’s not far from the Eiffel Tower, and it’s definitely worth a stop.

Regis Chocolatier

Address: 89 Rue de Passy  75016

There’s nothing like the perfect chocolate art that Regis Chocolatiers produces. One of the most popular treats are the chocolate mushrooms filled with Gianduja paste. Also popular are the chewy nougats and pralines.

Roy Chocolatier

Address: 27, rue de Longchamp 75116

There are so many delicious chocolates to try, it’s almost impossible to make a decision. The prices are a bit steep, but definitely worth it. Especially the chocolate marbles and the Parisian tiles.

Jean-Paul Hévin

Address: 231 Rue Saint-Honoré  75001

This store not only specializes in heavenly chocolate, but it also sells macarons and truffles unlike any you’ve ever tasted. Definitely worth a stop.

Jacques Genin

Address: 133, rue de Turenne (3rd)

This chocolate master originally worked out of his very small apartment, and created chocolate that was hard to come by – but highly craved. He has now opened a location to the public. If you stop for anything here, you definitely need to sample the ganache filled chocolate.

La Maison du Chocolate

Address: 225 Faubourg de St. Honore

This is always a highly recommended shop. It is more expensive than many other chocolatier shops, however it’s known to be worth it – especially the eclairs and macarons.