Fodor's Expert Review Jacques Genin Salon de Thé

$ Bastille/Nation French Fodor's Choice

Master chocolatier-pâtissier Jacques Genin deserves the Legion d'honneur for his efforts to restore great traditional French pastries to their classic form, particularly the august mille-feuille. Genin's stripped-down version disposes with the usual bells and whistles—fresh fruit, custard, chocolate—to achieve a scintillating clarity: layers of lightly caramelized pâte feuilletée, a buttery puff pastry, and an ethereal, barely sweet pastry cream in either vanilla, caramel, or praline. The glorious pastries in this tearoom, chocolate boutique, and pastry shop (probably the loveliest in Paris, by the way) are no longer available for takeaway, but are assembled to order to be eaten fresh on the premises. Don't forget a cup of Genin's bittersweet hot chocolate, and of course there are the chocolates, some of Paris's finest.

French Sophisticated Coffee Dessert Quick Bite $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

133 rue de Turenne
Paris, Île-de-France  75003, France


Known For:
  • Sinful chocolat chaud
  • Some of the city's best chocolate, caramels, and pastries
  • Bittersweet hot chocolate
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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