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La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

#378 of 14,179 Places to Eat in Paris
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Le Marais
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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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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was recommended to us by friends who love Paris. I wholeheartedly endorse their good 'taste'. Cool, modern, and welcoming. Both service and taste treats are a pleasure after pounding the streets. Make sure you do a Find Location for this small unassuming shop. We sampled chocolates, stayed for creamy thick hot chocolate and pastries.....try any and all of what... More 

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Sydney
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fortunately we visited Jacques Genin on our last day in Paris otherwise we would have visited many more times! The hot chocolate was just amazing, so smooth and rich! Yum! It was the best I had in Paris and ever! Not sure I needed to have anything with the hot chocolate however I ordered the vanilla mille feuille. Wow, that... More 

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california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been waiting and dreaming about Jacques Genin’s goodies for five long years. I was ready to go there on our arrival day but they were closed on Mondays. We got there around 6PM and were hoping that they still serve their famous Mille Feuille. Our waitress told us about the two offerings, one being Mille Feuille and the... More 

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Thank lovetobeinparis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place by luck! We wanted to buy chocolates for gift to bring back but was not impressed with some of the other chocolate stores we went to. It wasn't until we were given some caramel from this chocolate place as parting gifts after dining at Le Cinq and Epicure (2 very expensive meals) Just one bite and... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for a look since the shop was near our hotel. Sampled a piece of the dark choc with mint and it was lovely. Really strong mint flavour and not artificial tasting. Intended to go back and try the famous pastry but got sidetracked.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Made a brief stop here as part of a food tour and returned for an indulgent afternoon tea. The hot chocolate was wonderful, as was the choccochino (hot chocolate with coffee). The pastries on offer were great - citron tart with basil and caramel tart with walnuts. We learned on the food tour that only a couple of pastries are... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Jacques Genin might be famous for his chocolates and caramels, but his Praliné Mille Feuille IS ALSO OUT OF THIS WORLD (€9.00) Made to order, the delicate and extremely crispy layers of puff pastry are buttery and flaky AF. The Praliné cream was insanely good, so smooth, not overly sweet. I was immediately depressed once it was over. Best I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Lovely relaxed chocolaterie and coffee house. Pricier than a normal coffee shop but beautifully presented food (the Mille Feuille was extremely delicate and delicious) and plenty of space to browse and buy the chocolates too.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We were taken to the restaurant by a family member living in town. From the street it would be really easy to miss this place, there is almost no street presence. Inside, the place has a very minimalist environment, very sophisticated. The food - hard to imagine it could be any better. Everything we had was divine. I heartily recommend... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were just here to buy chocolate. This place is amazing. All the delicious chocolates are laid out in jewelry cases. There you can admire to your heart's content. Of course my wallet opened and I got to place many of these beauties in my bag. The chocolate is wonderful. The white glove service is superb. The care of presentation... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
French
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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
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

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