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A la Mere de Famille

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Opera / Bourse
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Address: 35 Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, 75009 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 47 70 83 69
09:30 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 20:00

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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A la Mere de Famille is a charming old chocolate and sweets company. Their decor and displays are worth seeing if you're not into sweet treats. I purchased a few goodies for... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I decided to buy chocolates from here for family and friends back home based on the history of the chocolatier. It was not cheap, I asked for a small box of pre packed that don't have any nuts due to customs regulations. Well maybe I should have been more specific as it turned out to be 60 euro and mostly... More 

1 Thank Jason M
Vancouver, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

A la Mere de Famille is a charming old chocolate and sweets company. Their decor and displays are worth seeing if you're not into sweet treats. I purchased a few goodies for Easter and and the chocolate I did try is delicious! The prices are a bit higher, but you're paying for quality.

1 Thank InezAngelis16
New York City, New York
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285 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

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.

2 Thank delphi927
Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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

2 Thank BeckyWinchester
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

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.

Thank WW_Adventures
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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.

Thank Khushal K
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Thank BorneoView
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79 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank JerseyFamily57
Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank paris2ujoursparis
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 

1 Thank Pat H

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