Chocolat Bonnat Shop Opens in Paris

Exterior shots of the new shopPhotos courtesy of Bonnat.

A new must-visit destination for chocolate in Paris.

Maison Bonnat, one of the most highly-respected names in chocolate worldwide, announced today the opening of its first new location in France outside its hometown Voiron (Isère)§.

The new shop is situated at 189 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris's 8th arrondissement within easy walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe, and features a complete selection of bars as well as signature bonbons and cakes.

The Bonnat family has been making chocolate from the bean since the 1880s.


§ Bonnat's first store outside of Voiron, located in Tokyo, was closed after a series of earthquakes rocked Japan between March and August, 2011.

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Keith_Ayoob
Keith_Ayoob

Thank you @Alyssum_Paris !! I have a feeling it won't be "either/or" location, but "in addition to..." Can't get enough of JG!

DiscoverChoc
DiscoverChoc

Editor

@Alyssum_Paris - Thanks for letting us know about the new location. I walked down the rue de Grenelle and then up the Blvd Raspail so just missed it! I will add it to my list for the area for my next visit.

Alyssum_Paris
Alyssum_Paris

@Keith_Ayoob -- There is a newish second Jacques Genin shop at 27 rue de Varenne, just off rue du Bac. @DiscoverChoc can add it to the rue du Bac list :)

DiscoverChoc
DiscoverChoc

Editor

@Keith_Ayoob - did not mean to omit Genin ... there are so many in Paris to consider! However, IIRC, there is just the one Genin shop on the rue du Turenne up from the Place de Vosges on the other side of the Seine from Saint-Sulpice.

Keith_Ayoob
Keith_Ayoob

@CocoaGal and @DiscoverChoc -- don't forget Jacques Genin. Terrific pastries and incredible caramels as well, made upstairs (and I'm not that much of a caramel person but these are insane and always fresh). As for Maison Bonnat, I absolutely cannot wait to try this shop. Been a fan of his since my first taste. I'll probably buy all the bars with at least 65% and the Green Chartreuse and other truffles are probably going to take up serious space in my luggage. Thank you for this alert.