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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 #225 of 12,046 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Tea Room
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Notre Dame / Marais
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Notre Dame / Marais
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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274 reviews 274 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We had high expectations if this chocolaterie. Very famous amongst foodies of the world. I am sorry but I wasn't impressed. Maybe we ordered the wrong things. We had a Paris Brest a Mille feuille and a lemon tart. We were initially disappointed not to be able to have a nice cup of English or earl grey tea but it... More

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Austin, TX
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A bit out of the way, we had to make the trek. Jacques Genin is worth the trip. The chocolates were delicious. We stopped for a quick sit-down and water. I know water is normally lame (Paris, after all!), but we didn't want anything getting between our tastebuds and the chocolate flavors. So well-done, the chocolates were a great reward.... More

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Lebanon, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I dreamed of going here, but my best fantasies could not anticipate the glories of Jacques. It's a bit hard to find since the signage is subtle, so make sure you have the street address with you. Going around lunch time will help you avoid the line that forms around tea time. This is a perfect place to buy chocolates... More

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Soest, The Netherlands
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33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Not just the best chocolate in Paris, but also the best caramels in the world! Try their Mango caramels - after one taste your old preferred caramels will pale in comparison. Their pastry is good too. Expensive but delicious! Love it!

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Bay Shore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This shop is not as far out of the way as reviewers say it is. If the metro Filles du Calvaire, it is on the corner of Rue du Turenne a few blocks away. The shop is beautiful and the staff in extremely welcoming and accomidating even if you dont speak French and were better than other shop I have... More

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Megeve, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

At a time where chocolate place open everywhere in Paris with the same design, don't be fooled. Not so far from marais, just head north on rue de Turenne and this is the best hidden secret of chocolate lovers. I go there each time i travel to Paris to buy chocolates, caramel and nougat. This a place ruled by passion,... More

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Toronto
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23 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Well it's not cheap to have hot chocolate and chocolates and cake here, but it's well worth the price. It was all delicious! I would come back. The chocolates are subtle in flavour and just heavenly. The hot chocolate was amazing.

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Greece
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Hard to find it if you walk from the city center as a tourist. The cafe is of great taste, serving coffe hot chocolate and pastries. I only managed to buy some chocolates, some of the best I have ever had, and some caramel, not my cup of tea, but good nevertheless, as there was some queue of people waiting... More

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The shop no longer offers the range of pastries it used to, as M Genin is concentrating more on caramels and chocolates (or so I understand). But the chocolates and caramels (!) are definintely worth the time and price.

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