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It’s the Perfect Time for Chocolate in Paris

As we enter the festive season, chocolatiers in Paris are preparing treats to warm up winter hearts and stomachs, to give as gifts and to treat yourself. In Jacques Genin’s kitchens the Muscadine chocolates I tasted […]

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French chocolate: Patrick Roger in his development kitchen

Masters of French Chocolate: Patrick Roger

Patrick Roger is hard to miss in the world of French chocolate. He has six boutiques in Paris, all of which have serious curb appeal. I love the stainless steel and glossy eau-de-nil. It is a change from the […]

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French chocolate: the caramels by Jacques Genin

Masters of French Chocolate: Jacques Genin

French chocolate is justifiably celebrated, and Jacques Genin sits happily in its uppermost echelons. His chocolates are exceptionally good, with fine and even enrobing, and sensitive use of different couverture […]

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Paris shopping at Lafayette Gourmet: the seafood display is stunning!

La Grande Epicerie: The Finest Food Shopping in Paris

With his creation in 1852 of the first department store, le Bon Marché, Aristide Boucicaut ensured that shopping in Paris was leading the world. In 1923 the store took up residence in its fabulously elegant building at the corner of rue de Sèvres and rue du Bac. It is a huge treat to visit, and along with places like Marshall Field’s in Chicago, was part of the early-19th-century revolution in grand stores.

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Masters of French Chocolate: Jean-Paul Hévin

In the smart environs of the 1st Arrondissement, nestled alongside the most elegant of Parisian boutiques, is the chic rue Saint-Honoré flagship of Jean-Paul Hévin. It is a shrine to fine French chocolate, and there […]

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Le Salon du Chocolat Paris

Paris is a city crammed with chocolate shops. On any day of the week you can have your fill, but at the end of October each year things ramp up a notch, or 10, and Le Salon du Chocolat Paris comes to town.

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Elegant packaging at Un Dimanche à Paris for the finest chocolates.

Pierre Cluizel, Creativity and Chocolate at Un Dimanche à Paris

In a corner of the city bursting with character and charm is to be found a veritable world of fine chocolate. Pierre Cluizel, a man whose experience and knowledge of chocolate is deep and lifelong, has created his special destination for chocolate in Paris. This is somewhere to buy the finest filled bonbons and bars; eat and drink gourmet treats in the restaurant, bar or café; take your time over the unsurpassed velvety indulgence of the chocolat chaud; or attend one of the chocolate courses and learn more about this glorious foodstuff.

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