Hot cocoa !
Plain or milk, filled or praline-flavoured, there’s something for everyone. Come and taste them in all shapes and varieties, made by the best chocolate craftsmen in the Paris region.
Patrick Roger, sculptural
Patrick Roger is a true artist who sculpts his chocolate into mineral and animal shapes. His gigantic, vibrantly-realistic constructions can be seen in his various shops. A delight for the eyes and the palate.
Gilles Cresno, indispensable
Crowned with the Grand Prix du Chocolat of the City of Paris, Gilles Cresno is a passionate craftsman who transmits the values of excellence, taste and pleasure through his chocolates. The cream of Paris flocks to his shop in Rueil-Malmaison, to the west of the capital. Bite size or bars, you’ll find it hard to choose!
La Mère de Famille, Mamma Mia!
The chocolate craftsmen of Mère de Famille will bend over backwards to offer you a range of exceptional chocolate! A delight to the palate and eye awaits you in this historical shop that opened back in 1761!
Le Cacaotier, the traveller
In Enghien-les-Bains, to the north of Paris, Le Cacaotier offers you the creations of Hubert Masse, who blends unique flavours brought back from his travels. Take your time to choose (or not) from his famous Swiss Rocher balls, almondine beads, filled chocolates and more, to enjoy on the spot or to take back as a present for someone special.
Art et Chocolat, royalty
In Versailles, Art et Chocolat offers you its majestic creations. This artist-chocolatier cum sculptor has made Louis XIV’s shoe his speciality, but many other works of art await you, ready to be devoured!
Cyril Lignac, the star
Chocolate-maker Cyril Lignac takes you on a journey back to childhood. In his chocolate-filled world you will find irresistible marshmallow bears, succulent hot chocolate, a very chocolatey chocolate chip cookie, or a revisited Bounty bar. Playtime has never been so tasty!
Jacques Genin, genious
The supplier of luxury hotels Le Plaza and Le Crillon for 40 years finally opened his own shop. Master chocolate smelter Jacques Genin makes haute-couture treats. Step through the door of his atelier in Rue de Turenne and listen to the bustle of his brigade at the back, inhale the intensity of the fragrances, and savour the most creative of chocolates!
La Maison du Chocolat, globe-trotter
Chocolates from La Maison du Chocolat are enjoyed around the world. From Tokyo to New York, people flock to taste the famous French brand’s creations. Enter the historical Paris shop founded by Robert Linxe, also known as the “ganache wizard”. A variety of delicious flavours to enjoy in the heart of Faubourg Saint-Honoré!
Jean-Paul Hévin, so Japanese
Jean-Paul Hévin brings back from his travels to the land of the Rising Sun an unfailing exigence, which allows him to magnify his chocolates and to always take up creative challenges, such as the creation of astonishing dresses for the Salon du Chocolat fashion show.
Patrice Chapon, from scratch
Patrice Chapon is a perfectionist. After scrupulously selecting his cocoa, he first roasts the beans at his local factory, then offers us a glorious variety in his Paris shop. It’s no use trying to resist his chocolate-mousse bars with hints of spices or sugar, your taste buds will succumb in no time!
To discover even more about the secrets of chocolate, try new experiences by visiting the choco-story museum!
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