Bonbons a Paris?
I would like to know where some of the more delectable candy shops are in Paris. I love hard candies and I must admit the French know how to make candy! Any suggestions for chocolate are also welcome, but my main search is for a nice candy store.
I think that L'Etoile d'Or may be what you are looking for. Denise Acabo is a true candy mavin and the only person in Paris to sell Bernachon chocolates from Lyon. She carries what she considers the best of the best in each candy category, from chocolates through caramels, fruit jellies, hard candies. And Denise, herself, is worth the trip: wildly enthusiastic about teaching newcomers about her products.
30 rue Fontaine
01 48 74 59 55
Metro Blanche. My notes say closed Sunday and Monday.
I just got back from Paris and happened onto a lovely "Confiserie" in the 5e called
Le Bonbon au Palais, Confiserie, 19 rue Monge
No chocolates here, only lovely hand made candies in wonderful fruit and spice or floral flavors. They also have the famous Marrons Glaces(candied chestnuts) and flavored marshmallows that you would NEVER waste on the campfire! I dropped 80 Euros in this store and it was really worth it. The owner obviously really loves what he is doing. He offered us many samples and was so proud to show us his new products. He sells a little 'tasting bag' for 5 Euros that contains at least one of each of the candies in his store. A lovely gift.
There is a nice very shop in the 17th : les Délices d'Alys ( 18 rue de la terrasse 17th), she makes her praliné, she proposes a range of hord candies in nice jars. A nice trip in childhood.
A la Mère de Famille, several shops in different districts : chocolate and candies (www.lameredefamille.com).
The oldest sweets shop in Paris, and arguably the most fascinating, is A la Mère de Famille, located (since 1761) at 35, rue du Faubourg Montmartre, in the 9th arrondissement.
Two other exceptional shops are Maison Boissier and Chocolaterie Servant, both in the 16th.
More at http://www.chocoparis.com