Why Visit Paris? For The Chocolate, Of Course

by Amy Thomas
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Amy Thomas

Amy Thomas is a sweets-obsessed writer based between New York and Paris. She published her best-selling "foodoir" (food writing meets memoir), Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate). This was followed up with the 2018 book Brooklyn in Love: A Memoir of Food, Family and Finding Yourself. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, T Magazine, New York Post, National Geographic Traveler, New York Magazine, Town & Country, Bust, Every Day with Rachel Ray and others. View Amy Thomas's Website

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14 comments on “Why Visit Paris? For The Chocolate, Of Course

Everyone raves about Bruges or Brussels being the home of chocolate but I think France tops the list. The best chocolate I have ever had has been in little chocolate boutiques in Paris. So good!

Merci for your kind comments, Hana, Rachel and Shabby Sweet Tea!

Wonderful article, linked it to my blog.

Thank you for sharing.

Such great recommendations! I really want to check out all the places on the list — especially Patrick Roger. Chocolate polar bears? I love it!

Thanks for sharing!


Shabby Sweet Tea

Thank you for this list! I will be visiting Paris for the first time in Nov. I am counting down the days…
So glad I discovered your blog. I have a lot of posts to read!

MIAM! I haven’t yet tried them all (Jacques Genin is way too close to my apt), will do so as soon as possible! Thanks for the tips my fellow chocoholic!

Genevieve Sandifer

@Amy: thanks for catching that!

I hate to be a pain, but maybe it was a typo, you said at “La Maison du Chocolat, nothing is more than 65% cocoa” but in the photo the bar of chocolate from La Maison du Chocolat says 74% cocoa.

I go to Paris for the cheese but hey, pick your poison

I spent alot of money on chocolate when I was last in France and loved every bit of it! I much prefer it to Swiss or Belgian Chocolate.

Thank you, thank you for this list! I am finalizing my itinerary to Paris in a few weeks, and This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. 🙂 Merci!

My personal favorite is Debauve and Gallais. They are not always super warm and fuzzy but the chocolate is amazing.


Our apt on rue de Grenelle was just blocks from Christian Constant .. heaven.

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