3rd Arrondissement (Upper Marais)
Before opening his chocolaterie at the end of 2008, Parisian pastry chef and food stylist Jacques Genin only sold direct to Paris’ top restaurants. He now infuses his bonbons with the essence of seasonal fruits in Marie Antoinette’s former 17th-century orangery, redesigned as a stone, brick, and steel-beamed atelier by French architect Guillaume Leclercq. His caramels, both classic and salted butter, fetch 100 Euros per kilo, but locals say they're well worth the expense. The elegant shop also has a tea salon where patrons duck in from rue de Bretagne to enjoy a glass with a pastry.
Genin sometimes uses the spice tonka in his confections. The spice is banned in the United States for having traces of toxic compounds, but it's not dangerous in small doses.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Monday - Closed
Shop Type:: Food shop