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La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

#383 of 14,905 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
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 201
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  • 72
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  • 20
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  • 12
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  • 4
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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
Divine and Unique Chocolatier

Our friends recommended we pick up chocolates from here. They claimed these were the best chocolates they've ever had and, honestly, I have to agree. They offer a variety of pieces ranging from old standards like caramel and ganache to very unique pairings of chocolates made with basil or tea. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TimKal
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends recommended we pick up chocolates from here. They claimed these were the best chocolates they've ever had and, honestly, I have to agree. They offer a variety of pieces ranging from old standards like caramel and ganache to very unique pairings of chocolates made with basil or tea. The quality of the ingredients are excellent. Chocolate lovers definitely... More 

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Boston
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such high hopes and expectations but I fear this gorgeous salon de the and chocolate shop is a victim if its own success. On visit No. 1 - a Sunday afternoon an hour before closing, desiring a hot chocolate on a drizzly cold afternoon, we were turned away because the small room was full and a line of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for divine chocolate in the heart of Paris. Note that it is a small place with only a few tables, and if it's full you will have to stand in line for some time, but it is worth it. Once I sat down I was given a menu of artisan chocolates and drinks. I had... More 

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Jacques Genin for breakfast with my boyfriend, as I read about it on the internet and it was near his flat. The place was a bit intimidating, as evertithing is perfectly new and clean and the staff is very well-trained and elegant. You can choose your dessert from the menu, as they are freshly made on the spot.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Loved it. There was a queue to sit in, but time flew while watching trays of pastries and chocolates pass by. Had a millefeuille and St honore, both outstanding: crisp pastry, luscious creme and delicate flavours. Hot chocolate wonderfully rich and little chocolates a perfect treat. Service was lovely too.

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1 Thank sandy_ds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin is simply exquisite. The commercial space is beautiful and the sweets even better. Stop by when in the Marais.

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

First of all mind that they open quite late in the morning, around 11 AM; on our first visit we were hoping to have a sweet breakfast but they were still closed. They no more have bite-sized pastries to try or to take away, but if you sit in the lounge you can have a slice of cake; on the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We've tried many chocolates in Paris and so far i havent found any better than Jacques Genin! We had the lemon tart which was incredible. The Pate de fruits is exquisite so are the caramels. The chocolates are amazing, if you like smooth chocolate without the bitter edge, JG is for you. Try the dark chocolate coated ginger if youre... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I came here to have the best mille feuilles ever but when I got there... Surprise! It was closed! Even though in its website said that it should be open! It was really disappointing....

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

The caramels are heavenly, luxurious and I wish I would have bought even more. Perfect for a foodie friend or someone special. The fruit pâtes are excellent as well. They usually will give you a sample to try. Excellent and kind staff.

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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: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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

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