Debauve et Gallais
Years ago, my friend Michael told me the best chocolate shop in Paris is Debauve et Gallais on the rue des Saint Pères. He was very correct!
Every variety of chocolate I’ve ever had from this shop is rich and delicious. They are expensive, but with their high concentration of cacoa, they are worth the splurge.
This wonderful chocolate shop was founded by Sulpice Debauve, a pharmacist for Louis XVI and Marie-Antionette. At the request of Marie-Antionette, Debauve began preparing chocolates to ease her distaste for taking medicine. After the Revolution, he abandoned being a pharmacist, opened a shop on the Left Bank and focused solely on making chocolates.
These delicious treats are now available online and in boutiques around the world.