Here is my list of the best chocolatiers in Paris. I have not tried everyone myself, but it's my mission to do it. Some of the recommendations are from my other chocoholic friends.
At the Little Factory
In this shop, where they actually make chocolate, you can choose from around forty different chocolates, including ganaches, giandujas, liqueur bites, pralines or gold pucks variations. You'll find chocolate bars that combine cocoa with over 16 other flavors, including new fashion, tea. They sell an excellent mix of hot chocolate to bring home. The aroma of chocolate is stimulating enough to penetrate inside and breathe deeply! Tuesday to Saturday from 11h to 19h30 11th Arr. 12 rue St-Sabin Tel: 01 48 05 82 02 Metro: Bastille
Famous for its excellent hot chocolate, this tea room located in the center of the Rue de Rivoli is a tourist resort. There is usually a line to enter. His "African Chocolate" is a creamy and rich hot drink that is so decadent that you'll want to take home a box or two of their hot chocolate mix. 1st Arr. 226, rue de Rivoli Tel. (01) 42.60.82.00, Metro: Tuileries
Madame Tissier offers chocolate lovers creations associated with certain parties. She offers very creative chocolates … African masks and special chocolates in the shape of toys for children. A favorite of Patricia Wells who recommends it in his book A Food-Lovers Guide to Paris. Tuesday to Saturday from 10h to 19h30 6th Arr. 39 rue du Cherche-Midi Tel: 01 42 22 49 99 Subway: Sèvres-Babylone
In this chocolate factory and tea room of a residential street near the Luxembourg Gardens, the sophisticated chocolates of Mr. Constant are made with exotic ingredients such as ylang-ylang, rose, lavender water and orange. It is also famous for its tea infused chocolates, some of which use Ceylon tea and Jasmine-flavored Yemen green tea. 6th Arr. 37 Assas Street Tel. (01) 188.8.131.52. Metro: Rennes, Saint-Placide. Mon-Sat 10 am-7pm 1st Arr. 201 rue St-Honoré Tel: 01 42 44 11 66 Metro: Tuileries
Debauve et Gallais
For years, travelers flocked to the legendary Debauve & Gallais store on the left bank of Paris, filling the suitcases with chocolates . Named official chocolatier of the French court, Debauve & Gallais has since built a reputation among chocolate lovers, gourmands and connoisseurs around the world. The American site gives you a sample of what awaits you in Paris. 7th arr. 30, rue des Saints-Fathers
Impeccable chocolates and pastries with gold and blue packaging. Jean-Paul Hivin also has a delightful tea room offering salads and sandwiches in a quiet setting with Roman arched windows and paneled walls. The "Longchamp," is their signature pastry made with chocolate praline, hazelnut biscuit, meringue, chocolate and almonds. Click on the site for other locations. 1st Arr. 231, rue St.-Honoré Tel. (01) 184.108.40.206. Metro: Concorde, Opera, Tuileries.
The House of Chocolate
Founded in 1977 by Robert Linxe, The House of Chocolate has expanded from Tokyo to New York. Classic artisan chocolates are known for their silky trimmings. Try flavored chocolate candies with ingredients as interesting as raspberry, fennel, lemon or thyme. The philosophy of "chocolate without bitterness" has led to the use of only the best cocoa beans and only cocoa butter in the manufacture of chocolate treats. Click on the site to find other sites. 9th Arr. 8, boulevard de la Madeleine Tel. 01 220.127.116.11. Metro: Madeleine
In this charming shop filled with old chocolate molds and chocolate-related items, Mr. Chaudun, former employee of La Maison du Chocolat, offers superb hand-crafted chocolates . It incorporates tiny fragments of roasted and crushed cocoa beans into its chocolate and creates beautiful ganaches such as its ginger ganache infused with tiny grains of candied ginger. Tuesday to Saturday from 9:45 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 19:30. 7th Arr. 149 University Street Tel. (01) 18.104.22.168. Metro: Invalides, La Tour Maubourg
Founded in the small village of Puyricard in the south of France, this chocolate maker has been established in Paris for at least 20 years. There are shops all over France and two in Paris. The shops are decorated with Provencal furniture reminding you of its origins. You'll find a wide variety of treats, including ganaches, caramels and chocolates stuffed with mocha, marzipan, figs and more, as well as pralines. They also wear authentic calissons from Aix. Mon 14h-19h, Tue-Sat 10h to 19h 7th Arr. 27 Avenue Rapp Metro: Alma Bridge Tel: +33 1 47 05 59 47 Also: 6th Arr. 106 rue du Cherche-Midi Tel: 01 42 84 20 25