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La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin

#426 of 14,805 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Le Marais
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133 rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France
+33 1 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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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was absolutely heavenly if you're a chocolate lover it's a must to visit. These chocolates are like none other. Some of the best in the world.

Thank Jackie B
Virginia Beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So this place has been on my list a while now. The place is very elegant and all the chocolates and fruit marmalade are arranged so that you want to take them all. There are several places to sit yet no organization to assist you. You wait until a place is available and a waitress calls you. I ordered the... More 

Thank nirya
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Four of us arrived and queued for a table. We were at the front of the queue, but the waitress forgot us and seated two people who had arrived after us at a table for four. After waiting ten more minutes, she approached us and told us that there were no tables for four available and she couldn't join two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Walking in the street I came across Jacques Genin's store and couldnt help getting inside. I took a tarte au citron. Words can not describe how good this is. Crunchy base with the best lemon custard cream and basil. Dont miss it. I only regret that I didnt bought more of his pastries. Next time I will surely do.

Thank GiannisDr
Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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 October 1, 2016 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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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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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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 

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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, Special occasions
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: +33 1 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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