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La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

#252 of 13,697 Restaurants in Paris
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Neighborhood:
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: Reservations

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  • 140
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
fruit jelly

pefectly made jellies. Chocolates so dense and rich. The staff very patient and helpful with our selection. Love all the samples they let us try. Beautiful place

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Giang N
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

pefectly made jellies. Chocolates so dense and rich. The staff very patient and helpful with our selection. Love all the samples they let us try. Beautiful place

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Melbourne, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

As is typical in Paris, things are done at a leisurely pace. Jacques Genin is no different - there are only about 6 tables in the restaurant for people to sit down and enjoy a dessert like their signature mille-feuille or lemon tart. Unfortunately the only pastry you can take-away is their lemon tart. The line for sitting down is... More 

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Colombo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A friend of the chef of this place took us there while we were on holiday in Paris. we were just passing through and decided to stop by. when we went there, there was already a Que. apparently when customers sit for a coffee they do not push them to leave until they are ready, even when they are done... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Jacques Genin is the chocolatier for the Epicure Restaurant at Le Bristol. The waiters there sent us his way. We timed it to be there at 3PM to avoid the long lines. The shop is very pretty, quiet, with a unique design. quite a lof ot chocolates and caramels were offerred to be tasted at the counter. we sat down... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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224 reviews 224 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The chocolaterie is beautiful and the staff really friendly. We ate some chocolates and caramels, that were good but nothing fantastic, and my wife had a coffee. The price, on the otrher hand, is expensive. But the visit was worth it, if not for the food, at least for the atmosphere.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

In case you were wondering where the pastries were, they're only available if you partake in their sit-down cafe. Unfortunately, my trip ran out of time so I was unable to try the delicious looking mille-feuille or paris brest. I purchased some pate a fruits and was offered a couple of generous samplings of their chocolates and pate a fruit.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I was here a couple of week earlier and when they ran out of millefeuille, I went for a lemon tart and it was good. This time around we queued for about 30 mins before we got a table for 3 on a Sunday afternoon. I was really excited about the millefeuille but was somewhat disappointed when the creme didn't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was a stop on a neighborhood food tour I took through the Marais and I was wowed by everything I tried - the chocolates (three kinds: spearmint, hazelnut orange and another hazelnut variety), the pate de fruit, and the caramels. I would have liked to come back and sit in the cafe and try some of their pastries, but... More 

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Miami
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139 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I am happy because this pastry shop is located few tenth of meters from where I stay when in Paris. I go there since they opened, but I never use their "Salon de the", I prefer to order my cake and enjoy it home. They use to have the pastries for sale but now you have to order them unless... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My wife and I visited the Jacques Genin store in Paris for morning tea. Like most upmarket chocolateries the interior is like a jewellry store, pleasant but a little intimidating. The staff initially looked a little unapproachable but were actually friendly and helpful. We decided to try a couple of the pastries as well as buy a small sample of... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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Neighborhood Profile
Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.