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La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

#16 of 193 Dessert in Paris
#409 of 14,094 Places to Eat in Paris
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133 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
01 45 77 29 01
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, 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
Pure elegance

A refreshing change to the usually ornate and lavish interiors of Parisian tea salons; Jacques Genin is modern and elegant. We stopped by to sample some pastries. They have standards that are always on the menu, but also a daily changing selection of flavours. I had the caramel, nut and honey tart... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A refreshing change to the usually ornate and lavish interiors of Parisian tea salons; Jacques Genin is modern and elegant. We stopped by to sample some pastries. They have standards that are always on the menu, but also a daily changing selection of flavours. I had the caramel, nut and honey tart and it was to die for! It was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It took 10 minutes for my friend to convince me to enter the store because I was worried my shoes were too scrubby - from the outside, it looks like Tiffany's. All chocolates and sweets safely secured in glass displays. A square box of jewel-like sugared jellies (40 euros) that just glowed. I was terrified. We were very lucky to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Upon entering this store our first thoughts were was this a jewellery store, such was the layout. The array of chocolate and other sweets is very large, and the staff are very helpful. You can enjoy your purchases in-store at the tables along with tea and coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We planned to eat our way through Paris so we were prepared that some things would be expensive. Jacques Genin was worth the splurge. We went to his shop in Republique where his delicious works of art are displayed like jewels in glass showcases. We bough a box of 36 chocolates and 13 caramels, both packaged in a simple but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We discovered this spot in the northern area of the Marais and what a gorgeous locale. Stone walls, immaculate glass cases, attentive service and divine chocolates, jellies and caramels!! Search out this place filled with Parisian treats!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I arrived here at about 10 am and was told politely, that they didn't open till 11. I wandered off to visit the Carnavalet museum and then returned later in the day. I'm glad I did. Set in an old building, the interior has been modernised and is spare, sleek and looks semi-industrial. It's quite spacious, doesn't have a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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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
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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