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La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

#14 of 193 Dessert in Paris
#347 of 13,768 Places to Eat in Paris
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Le Marais
Tea Room
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133 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
01 45 77 29 01
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Must in Paris!

Look no further, you've found chocolate heaven. And caramels. And fruit jellies. I've eaten chocolate all over the world, and this is THE PLACE. Hands down, the best ever.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Look no further, you've found chocolate heaven. And caramels. And fruit jellies. I've eaten chocolate all over the world, and this is THE PLACE. Hands down, the best ever.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A stunning looking shop and wonderful chocolates ruined by just the worst service. I was waiting FOR AAGGGESSSS to be served. One girl on the counter, going very slowly. When another walked last I asked if anyone else could serve- she ignored me, after about a 15 minute wait, Jacques Genin himself came and served me and was truly delightful,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I actually didn't get to go to the store myself while in Paris, but had heard about the caramels here and had my daughter pick some up for me as I didn't have time and was leaving for home. They're expensive, and they have quite a variety, many with nuts. All I can say is that I am glad that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ordered hot chocolates and a saint honore pastry. We were also given some complementary chocolates, which considering the chocolate prices on the display cases was a considerable bonus. The pots of hot chocolate were generous and delicious and the pastry was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Not sure where to start or what to say but just one advice: you gotta go there as it is the best chocolaterie/patisserie I've ever been to in the world! Try the millefille, paris brest or saint honore (7 euro) and take a real home made hot chocolate (7 euro) to feel like in heaven!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stopped by in the middle of a rain storm to treat ourselves to a hot chocolate. It was very plentiful and very rich and creamy. It was served with a chocolate covered marshmallow and a ginger chocolate. The setting is very calm and spacious, but there are very few tables. We enjoyed ourselves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Don't even think of going anywhere else for chocolates, caramels, fruit jellies or pastries : this place is a jewel ! The staff is lovely and makes you try anything you like. The chocolates are incredibly delicate and intense (try the mint or basil ones!), I also adore the mango passion or the macadamia caramels. As any good place you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A friend recommended Jacques Genin when I went to Paris. I first went to the location behind the Musee D'Orsay which does not serve pastries or hot chocolate and only sells boxed chocolate. I then went to the one in the Marais which was terrific. There was no wait at 7PM but I've heard the wait is typically long. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Jacques Genin is a self-made genius and richly deserves high praise for his wonderful creations. The quality of his products is exceptional and choosing these little gems is almost like a visiting a fine jewellers. The ladies are multi-lingual and very helpful with their white gloves and beautiful presentation. We had the joy of being shown this place as part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Caramel or chocolate? A chocolate eclair with a plain caramel, or a caramel eclair with a chocolate toffee?... or maybe a hot chocolate, with some nougat..... get the drift/ In the end we choose a tiny millefeuille. Its out of the question to even think about passing by the rainbow of fruit jellies,offering a dive into the texture and scent... More 

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Additional Information about La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

Address: 133 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 45 77 29 01
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Tea Room

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 133 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighborhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: 01 45 77 29 01

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tea Room
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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