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A la Mere de Famille

#38 of 623 Shopping in Paris
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Address: 35 Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, 75009 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 47 70 83 69
Today
09:30 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
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This popular candy store, which has been open since the 1700s, has a...

This popular candy store, which has been open since the 1700s, has a historic ambience to go along with its wonderful sweets.

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Rue Cler Store

I've been into the La Mere de Famille on Rue Cler about 10 times this year, and while the employees are all extremely snotty, their chocolate is excellent. The chocolate covered... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
delphi927
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been into the La Mere de Famille on Rue Cler about 10 times this year, and while the employees are all extremely snotty, their chocolate is excellent. The chocolate covered orange peels, dark chocolate discs (palettes?) and chocolate ganache squares are amazing. So to sum it up, pricey, with unimpressive service, but the chocolate is worth it.

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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked in on our way to Montmartre and bought some chocolate and candied fruits. Excellent service and a good place to get souvenirs to bring home

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in to get gifts to bring home for Christmas. After a few samples we ended up getting gifts for ourselves as well. The staff were very helpful and accommodating of our attempts at French even though they spoke English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This review is for their branch on Rue Montorgueil which is where we stayed just round the corner from. Both the confectionery and service were outstanding. A young lady by the name of Sana gave us brilliant service. She couldn't have been more helpful. The best service we received in Paris by far.

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Thank Khushal K
Kuching
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This chocolatier, which apparently began at Rue Faubourg Montmartre, is fantastic. What a joy it was to feast on the sights and smells and -- of course -- tastes of their marvellous creations. If only I had gone in earlier, we would definitely have brought more delights home with us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

As others have said, this was Julia Child's favorite chocolate store, and with good reason. Everything we've tried was sinfully delicious.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

A nice selection of chocolate and macarons! a hidden gem kept by Parisians! if it became s chain store, here is the original!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Shopping for chocolate in Paris is always difficult - there are so many choices and they are all very good. I recently discovered A La Mere de Famille after reading a reference to it in a Food magazine. There are a number of shops around the city - my favorite is on rue Montorgueil in the old Les Halles area.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

My daughter and I stumbled into this place after noticing how many Parisians were carrying stylish little bags with the la Mere de Famille logo on them. This place is tiny, so if you don't see many people inside, pop in quickly. Service was extremely friendly and the chocolates are delicious, the best we've had on our trip. Highly recommend.

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Amman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

This place is like a Disneyland for gourmet specialties!! Amazing display , delicious delicacies, my husband and I started picking candies and chocolates .. We felt like kids in la la land... A place that should be visited by all!

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The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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