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La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

#15 of 185 Dessert in Paris
#391 of 13,566 Places to Eat 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: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Reservations

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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
Hot Chocolae on a rainy day

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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San Carlos, California
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San Carlos, California
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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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New York, New York, United States
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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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Derby, United Kingdom
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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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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stopped in here for pastries and hot chocolate with the kids. It's true French hot chocolate- super rich and creamy. The kids shared one pot and couldn't finish. They also gave us a plate with truffles in addition to the pastries, which I sadly didn't save room for. I felt like we were invited to sit and relax -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I visited this place because of some recommendations from tour books. I went there at around 4pm in the afternoon and very quickly found a place to sit. It being my first time in a fancy dessert place in Paris, I wanted to try the desserts. I ordered a mille fleur as well as a Paris-Brest. For drinks I decided... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have been going to Jacques Genin since it opened. The mille fleurs are superb, the mango caramels are definitely worth a visit, and the hot chocolate is the best you will have. However, the service is not good. First, if you want a table (and there are only 6) they don't take reservations, so you must wait. There is... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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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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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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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