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La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

133 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France (Notre Dame / Marais)
01 45 77 29 01
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Ranked #119 of 12,740 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tea Room
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Notre Dame / Marais
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Notre Dame / Marais
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Athens
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Excellent environment, excellent sweets, just a sweets boutique! A place that respects when you pay a good amount of money for sweets. I would say it added so much to our experience. Very memorable hot chocolate too!

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Tracked down this chocolate shop after reading such great reviews. We wanted to purchase some to take home so didn't eat in the cafe part. There were no free samples on offer when we were there and much attention seemed to be directed towards a small film crew who were looking to set up in the store. The lady who... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Jacques Genin is well known and revered in the world of chocolate. His pastries are equally as impressive although he is better known as a chocolatier. Limited seating of about 10 tables. No reservations. Everything on offer is fabulous here. Genin's caramels, chocolates, fruit gelees, pastries and tea are wonderful. The hot chocolate is so rich and decadent, you'll need... More

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New York
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

And the caramels and the pates des fruit and the fancy chicolates. Expensive but worth every penny. Nice place for a pit stop as well.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went to this chocolaterie expecting to buy a few caramels and chocolates. Instead we decided to sit down (we didn't know ahead of time this was possible) and order a couple of pastries. We had a mille feuille and a tarte au citron. What an extraordinary experience they both were. We have had many of each of these over... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

http://chocolatdehaut.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/jacques-jacques-jacques/ I visited Jacques Genin in search for éclairs. They did not have any but the hot chocolate and millefeuille more than made up for it. Read more on my blog

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Jacques Genin was one of the best experiences we had in Paris. My daughter and I had been having a terrible time and were at the brink of regretting the trip until we arrived at this little chocolaterie. Upon our arrival, we were immediately handed caramel samples, which were the most divine, melt-in-your-mouth ones I'd ever tasted. After picking out... More

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

If there's one place in Paris where you plan to indulge in sweets, this should be it! First, the shop seduces you with the eyes--so elegantly designed and festooned with orchids. And unlike other patisseries in the city where there's no place to sit and eat, you can actually linger and dine in the cafe area. My husband and I... More

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We felt really lucky that we just lived next to it when we surf the Tripadvisor in our apartment. I had a vanilla millefeuille and a hot chocolate which only cost me 15 euro. It was sooooo great, and it was the best hot chocolate I ever had. I highly recommend it !! I also brought two boxes of chocolate,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was another place I definitely wanted to go to while I was in Paris. We went there on a Saturday afternoon. The place itself is truly beautiful. However, I was a bit overwhelmed by the queue to get a table. We waited over an hour, but I was determined to get my chocolate fix. We were finally seated. I... More

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