Jean-Charles Rochoux

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(c) Jean-Charles Rochoux
St Germain des Prés

After learning the ropes with chocolate wiz Michel Chaudun, this young chocolatier has become somewhat of a star in Paris’s Saint Germain quarters. The first things you notice in the boutique are the perfectly shaped figurines and animals (often made from moulds created by Jean-Charles Rochoux in the shop basement) and the giant eggs behind the counter, which – each Easter – tell the tale of how the shop came to be. You can even buy a man’s chocolate torso (a nod to the term ‘plaquette de chocolat’ used in French to describe a six-pack). What a shame the shop assistants are so haughty. Just look beyond their steely glares and order a heavenly ‘ganache’; or, if you’re passing by on a Saturday, try one of the chocolate bars made from fresh fruit.

Venue name: Jean-Charles Rochoux
Contact:
Address: 16 rue d'Assas
6e
Paris

Opening hours: Mon 2.30-7.30pm, Tue-Sat 10.30am-7.30pm
Transport: Métro Rennes / Saint-Sulpice
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