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Oct 28, 2009 06:06 AM

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.

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  1. 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.

    l'Etoile d'Or
    30 rue Fontaine
    01 48 74 59 55

    Metro Blanche. My notes say closed Sunday and Monday.

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    1. re: mangeur

      Big second for this shop. First time we met, after looking around she gave me 'la bise' on the lips . She is a treasure and the shop while a bit pricey is also.

      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

        Hmm. Maybe I'll visit the shop after the flu pandemic, then.

      2. re: mangeur

        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.

      3. 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 (

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        1. re: gourmande

          Oooohhh! This is lovely. Exactly what I was looking for. Nice packaging always makes the candies even taste better. Many thanks!

          1. re: tacotete

            Besides seconding L'Etoile d'Or and A la Mère de Famille (go to 35 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, near the beautiful passages couverts), I recommend one excellent confiserie quite out of the tourist radar:
            - Confiserie Furet-Tanrade, 63, Rue Chabrol,

        2. 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.
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