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La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

#327 of 14,408 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Le Marais
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133 rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
01 45 77 29 01
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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Westport, Connecticut
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165 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chocolate products are visually gorgeous. A high end boutique setting. A lab on the floor above to create the unique formulations.

Thank Betsy R
Beirut, Lebanon
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384 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Known for the amazing caramels and other sweets, however, we tried the Paris Brest and the lemon tart. Exquisite! No wonder they are considered the cream of the cream of the patisserie scene in Paris. Creamy, nutty, delicate... the lemon tart oozes the most deliciously smooth lemony cream.

Thank Loulwa_Kaloyeros
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, so I am American, and as such, I am accustomed to good customer service. However, I do not typically expect American-standards customer service outside of the United States. The exception to this is when a business outside of the States markets itself as upscale. Because this place sells candy but pretends to be a museum, and charges accordingly, I... More 

Thank Becky J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth making a trip out for it. The caramels are soft, creamy, and buttery. They need refrigeration because their so fresh and made without any preservatives. We ended up buying a mix of caramels from the those infused with fruit flavors to more traditional flavors. We also purchased some chocolates and pate de fui. The sales people were very helpful... More 

Thank Sherrie D
Kissimmee, Florida
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489 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

After researching the best place for caramels in Paris de Jaques Genin was the winner. The store is very upscale. Like walking into an expensive jewelry store. Beautiful glass cases full of chocolates, caramels, & jellied candy that look like works of art served by wonderfully dressed staff with white gloves. Staff is very friendly & helpful. I purchased the... More 

Thank Debra C
Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I heard excellent things about the caramels here and was very interested in the fruit jellies, so I decided to stop by. The girl at the counter was very friendly and offered to let us each try a jelly, which were absolutely exquisite (softer then I thought they would be). I tried 2 of each fruit flavor (so about 14... More 

Thank Sarah3260
Jakarta, Indonesia
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360 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 990 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

if you went there to buy the chocolate yes you may be happy. but if youre sitting drinking the so called famous chocolate chaude, eating some cake sitting down. be ware you will be treated like a piece of crap by the ladies. the first time we walked so far to find this place, they were still open but they... More 

Thank PapayaMelon
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I tried this place because of the excellent review. As soon as I walked in a felt a little uncomfortable only because it wasn't like any chocolate/candy store I had ever been in. We were pleasantly greeted by a man in a suit and all the caramels, chocolate, and other sweets were under glass display cases and handled with white... More 

Thank Caitlin R
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I came to the other location on rue de bac. Had researched chocolate prior to my trip and read a lot about it Genin. Bought four dark chocolate bars. Tried a few pate de fruits in the store which were excellent. Can't wait to eat the bars.

Thank USCKaboom
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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