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La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

#372 of 14,298 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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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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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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