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Chocolate in the Latin Quarter?

pgokey Jun 11, 2007 10:28 AM

I have a friend who will be in Paris for about a week, and has asked me to solicit suggestions for a good chocolatier in the Latin Quarter of Paris. I did a search, and gave her some city-wide suggestions from previous threads. I am wondering if anyone can make a recommendation for something specific to The Latin Quarter.

Thanks in advance

  1. purplescout Jun 13, 2007 04:21 PM

    JP Hevin on Rue Vavin. the caramels are very good, too

    Pierre Herme on Rue Bonaparte. everything is wonderful. I purchased some unusual jams that were also fabulous.

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      jbw Jun 13, 2007 09:40 AM

      Also not exactly in the Latin Quarter, but just on the other side of the Luxembourg Gardens is Christian Constant. Great hot chocolates, too.

      Christian CONSTANT
      37, rue d'Assas 75006 PARIS
      Tel : 01 53 63 15 15

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      1. re: jbw
        souphie Jun 14, 2007 03:07 AM

        totally second christian Constant- everything is great there and don't go without having some ice-cream, they make that Berthillon business taste boring in comparison.

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        Dodo Jun 11, 2007 12:34 PM

        Jeff de Bruges, 66, Blvd. Saint-Germain and 112, Rue Mouffetard, 5th

        Not exactly Quartier Latin, but nearby and IMO better than JdB:

        Patrick Roger, 108, Blvd. Saint-Germain, 6th
        Pierre Marcolini, 89, Rue de Seine, 6th
        Pierre Hermé, 72, Rue Bonaparte, 6th
        La Maison du Chocolat, 19, Rue de Sèvres, 6th
        Jean-Paul Hévin, 3, Rue Vavin, 6th

        They all do have web page for further info like hours, etc.

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        1. re: Dodo
          souphie Jun 12, 2007 03:45 AM

          Also a stretch from latin quarter but I would like to emphasise that, IMO, the best chocolate macaroons are found next to the Champ de Mars, in the rue Saint Dominique: Grégory Renard. They mostly serve fancy restaurants and luxurious hotels but you can buy small quantities or place orders.

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