Although Paris is better known for its macaroons than chocolates-especially with Belgium, the chocolate capital of the world, located nearby- the city still holds many delicious chocolatiers under its belt (Jean-Paul Hévin and Patrick Roger, anyone?) Why not try some out when you’re not busy buying couture or strolling along the Seine? Here are our top picks for the best chocolates in town.
Hailed by the likes of David Lebovotz and Le Figaro as one of the best chocolatiers in Paris, Rochoux’s cozy boutique near the Jardin du Luxembourg is a treat for the eyes as it is for the mouth. Though you can find practically any kind of chocolate imaginable-especially those in fantastically ornate shapes- you must try his chocolate-coated fruits.
16 rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris
This famous Parisian tea salon is home to what is perhaps the most famous cup of hot chocolate in the world- it’s thick and rich like syrup, yet not as gooey or sweet. Boasting this perfect bittersweet combination, Angelina draws hundreds of visitors daily- to avoid the crowd, take-out a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy it while strolling the neighboring Tuilieries garden.
226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
This patisserie and tea salon in the fashionable 8th arrondissement, run by Japanese pâtissier Miyuki Watanabe, offers many delicate and delicious chocolate pastries. Although beautiful to the eye and high in quality, the prices are low and budget-friendly, making it a perfect stop for the cash-strapped visitor. Try the Délice, a fusion of chocolates and oranges.
11 Boulevard de Courcelles, 75008 Paris
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