Sunday, March 31, 2024

Easter Chocolate Browsing on rue du Bac, 75007

Big chocolate egg with red ribbon + half egg
 Saturday I went last-minute Easter 🐇 browsing

Easter facade of Grand Epicerie with chocolate faces
Where to look for Easter chocolates in Paris? 

Little girl touching giant chocolate Easter egg
You can’t go wrong starting at Le Grand Epicerie on 38, rue de Sévres. Their giant chocolate egg (495€)

Crowed Parisian shoppers with their baskets
Parisians were out en masse, hunting eggs for Sunday Easter baskets 🧺 

New chocolate stand with shoppers
Le Chocolat Edwart has a new pop-up stand. 

Round chocolate bunny
I was thrilled to see their beautiful bunny in person (25€)

Watercolor of round bunny
Bonjour bunny 💋

Woman in white suit eating at a counter
It’s fun to people browse in Grand Epicerie. Seen at the truffle lunch counter, tout en blanc. Bonnie, who reads all the Paris blogs, reports WHITE IS IN for Spring 👍

Little girl and mom at bus station
She must be right. Later on I saw white pants on rue Raspail. 

Closeup of little girl in navy blue jacket
Yes, the little French girl is wearing a Chanel chain purse 👛 Bonnie told me, Mom’s purse was Chloé Celine Triomphe. Big Merci Bonnie 

Grand Eppicerie staff in black hat and red apron
I love this ‘lewk’ inside Grand Epicerie. Le Rouge et le Noir is  always IN 👍

Illustrated map of rue du Bac street
Time to wander down Rue du Bac to browse many of Paris’ best chocolatiers.

1800s black and white print of French family looking in a window
In Confiseur Boissier’s window at #77, a fun old print of Parisians Easter browsing. 

Man about to enter chcolate shop
A little further down at #93 inside Jean-Paul Hévin chocolate shop

Oval chocolate egg on display
A perfect Brancusi-style egg (26€)

3 oval Brancusi sculpture heads
Pop it on a rough, hewn wooden block and it fits right in the Pompidou retrospective don’t you think?

2 choclate rabbit shaped cakes
Across the street at #108, Angelina has a handsome biscuit bunny cake (19€) 
DescriptionNotre création se compose d'un croustillant chocolat et d'un biscuit cacao sur lesquels reposent une mousse au chocolat et une guimauve fondante.
Our creation is composed of crispy chocolate biscuit on which rests chocolate mousse and melting marshmallow (Google translate). 
Splattered painted Easter bunnies
Jam-packed with Bunnies 🐇

Customers inside chocolate shop
And jam-packed Parisians at chocolatier Jacques Genin  at #27 on the corner of rue de Varenne & rue du Bac.

Woman tasting a chocolate inside shop
You always get free 🍫 samples at Genin 👏👏

Crowd of Parisians inside chocolate shop
Chapon was too crowded for browsing. It looked fierce in there.

Woman looking at flowers on display in street
along rue du Bac was calmer.

Crowd of Easter shoppers inside shop
Did I buy any Easter chocolate yesterday? 

Displays of fresh vegetables inside food shop
No. I ended up buying a sought-after chou rouge/red cabbage (to make coleslaw) in this beautiful veg shop at #107. 
Metro poster of Louvre still life exhibit
Their arrangements are such 
beautiful still lives. And the only place that would sell me 1/2 a chou. Most chou rouge are 1-2 kilos in the marché 💪 
Women wrapping up chocolate boxes in shop
I discovered holiday browsing in Paris is best done well in advance. Last-minute looking is fun when you don’t need to buy
. Do you agree? I hope you enjoyed strolling down rue du Bac with me. Thanks for reading & sharing Parisbreakfast. 
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Crowds on a tourist boat in the Seine at dusk


  1. Your post is the best Easter treat one could ask for!! Better than Parisian chocolate…hmm….well, maybe not ‘better’ but equally delicious. Happy Easter, Carol.

    1. Anonymous9:22 AM

      Thanks Jeri ❤️ No calories & free

  2. Sharon8:04 AM

    I'm curious as to what you plan to do with half a chou?

    1. Anonymous9:06 AM

      Make cawl slaw (sp) & much more. We’re talking cabbage not cream puffs here 😀

    2. Anonymous9:15 AM

      COLE SLAW! Phonetic speller 🫣

  3. That store with the beautiful food:) Happy Easter Carol.

    1. Anonymous9:11 AM

      Yes an out of the park home-run on a street of many exquisite shops. I will return just for inspiration 👏

  4. Anonymous8:47 AM

    Fifteen years ago I took my granddaughter to Paris for Easter. Sunday morning someone from the hotel rang our doorbell and gave us one of the big eggs filled with smaller chocolates. We had a magical week! Happy Easter!

    1. Anonymous10:06 AM

      PS the inner small chocolates are called GARNIS
      I should have known that…illustrated in the last post 🙄

  5. Anonymous9:08 AM

    A French tradition. All chocolate shapes have goodies inside 👏

  6. Anonymous9:39 AM

    Thanks for this delightful stroll in homage to Easter chocolate bunnies. Quick question : is that sac à main a Chloé or Celine? It looks like the Celine logo.

    1. Anonymous10:02 AM

      I looked it are correct 👍
      The Celine Triomphe
      Who knew 🤷‍♀️

  7. Bonnie L10:16 AM

    Yikes! Sorry to have steered you wrong on the purse…definitely a Celine Triomphe! We stayed in an apartment across from Celine’s corporate headquarters last trip. I have had my eye on that purse for a while…even went into the Celine shop at CDG on my way out of town to scope them out! Maybe next time!! 😉

    1. Anonymous12:17 PM

      Haha Quanto costa?
      A lot of giant Grand Epicerie eggs I bet.

    2. Anonymous4:19 PM

      The Celine is not nearly as much as the kiddo’s Channel!!

  8. And the trees are greening!

    1. Anonymous12:20 PM

      They have Cindy! The big tree in our courtyard turned green overnight I’m thinking

  9. What a wonderful treat on Easter Sunday to read your narratives along with seeing your fabulous photos of Paris shops and people. Thank you, Carol!

    1. Anonymous4:56 PM

      You’re very welcome Mary Lou ❤️
      It was fun for me too

  10. Dorrance4:25 PM

    Love this post! Chocolat AND fashionable Parisiennes! ❤️

  11. Anonymous5:37 PM

    Hi Carol…wonderful look at Paris Easter chocolates! Peggy

  12. Anonymous5:43 PM

    I love your shopping tour. I was impressed with their displays but REALLY impressed with the way the carrots and celery were boxed. The produce is beautiful. Worth a page in Gourmet back when. Lynne

  13. I never need to buy another thing so window shopping is fine any old time. When are you going to publish a book of your Paris letter/maps?

  14. Anonymous1:57 PM

    Ordered all my Laduree Easter gift boxes with pink chocolate Easter bunnies and macarons ahead of time and delivery right before Easter! I never left the house

  15. Barb Tingley6:45 PM

    Thanks Carol for a fun tour of Paris Easter chocolates! What is the name of the chocolatier with the gold crown in the floor of the front door?
    P.S. love the purses however both out of my price range!


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