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Debauve et Gallais

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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Address: 30 Rue des Saints-Peres 75007 Paris, 75007 Paris, France
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An upscale candy store.

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Pretty darn good, but I think there's better

We visited this chocolate shop while on a chocolate tour. We tried four different chocolates, the 99%, which was obviously incredibly bitter, the 85%- my personal favorite which... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
KelseyRam
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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the very best chocolatier in Paris. Debauve & Gallais has a classic (and classy) style. No fancy mixtures, and yes less creative than Patrick Roger or Hermé, but chocolate is of true highest quality. Excellent pralinés too, usually not too sweet. A must.

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Reston, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We visited this chocolate shop while on a chocolate tour. We tried four different chocolates, the 99%, which was obviously incredibly bitter, the 85%- my personal favorite which tasted like a good quality dark chocolate, 75%- a bit sweeter, but would also be good for a dark chocolate lover, and the 65%- fairly sweet. I should mention that all chocolates... More 

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Thank KelseyRam
Paris, France
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Debauve & Gallais chocolates do not contain any preservatives or industrial ingredients such as soy lecithin and other abominations. Some people have left comments saying their chocolates have no taste or the texture isn't right. I say that the texture is perfect for a product that doesn't use ingredients that help them cheat. Have a look at the ingredients of... More 

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Livingston, NJ USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Omg. This is the best chocolate my family has ever had. Every time I am in Paris I come here and stock up on their chocolate covered orange peels and caramel nougat mushroom shaped candies. It is very old school but they are usually nice and one of the employees generally speaks English. Not fancy. A little pricey but the... More 

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1 Thank Livingston52
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I like to buy dark chocolate in the most reknown chocolatiers. I was in the neibohood and decided to give it a go. first the advice on the different type of dark chocolate was quite poor. sounded like the person who served me did not know what he was selling. finally got something which was ok to my taste after... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

The ambiance and service equate to elegance, not snobbery. The delay in my writing this review is due to the fact that I did not taste any of my chocolates until returning to America. As one reviewer wrote I just happen to be strolling along in Saint Germaine Des Pres and walked in front of the store. The window dressings... More 

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1 Thank Anoa N
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Admittedly, I may be biased. About a decade ago I did extensive web research to find out what the finest truffles on earth were. I wanted to do a spectacular gift for my wife and I consulted numerous sites and blogs (I think there were blogs back then, maybe forums) to see what the general consensus was about the finest... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

A man in a random vintage shop told me Debauve et Gallais was "ze best in ze world"!! He had such enthusiasm I decided to go back across the river to where I had just been and get some truffles. The shop was very elegant, and the clerk was very friendly and helpful. I bought about 6 truffles and a... More 

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2 Thank Shanns87
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Was walking up Rue des Saints-Peres on my way to Rue Rennes and spotted this place. It is small and expensive, but the types of chocolate I have never seen. The clerk was very friendly and spoke good English to compensate for my very poor French. 24 Euro got three pieces and two bars. They now have a web site... More 

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2 Thank VIEQUESBEACHBUM
Paris, France
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Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

Been there 2 times in a month. 2 terrible experiences! First with really bad service (unfriendly, lack of cleanless, rudely served) Second with disappointed quality (box with white-dust / bloomed chocolates!) .. And the price still very expensive (as it was many years ago when it was a well-knowed and chic adress)

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In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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