11/21/2014 01:04 pm ET Updated Jan 21, 2015

Chocolate Lover's Guide to Paris

In the last five years, Paris has witnessed an explosion on the chocolate scene to rival any city on the planet. While boutiques are proliferating all over the city, Paris's chocolate epicenter, Saint-Germain-des Prés, is now home to no fewer than a dozen world-class chocolatiers--from small artisan producers to international boutiques that produce chocolate on a grand scale, yet still adhere to a standard that assures a product no less than magnificent. The following 15 chocolatiers stand out for their excellence, originality, and a particular refinement that Parisians, as in all things gastronomic, take pretty seriously.

By Jennifer Ladonne

Chocolate Lover's Guide to Paris

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