Monday, December 20, 2010

La Maison du Chocolat


In a search for the perfect chocolate eclair, we hurried to La Maison du Chocolat at the instruction of Carol (Paris Breakfasts) for the best in Paris. (More on that story later with photos)... After making friends in this chocolate heaven, we stopped to take a photo of the chocolate tree in the window.

It is too small for your eyes to read perhaps, but I will whisper the price if you promise not to gasp...

(590€) .............. I think I heard a gasp...

La Maison du Chocolat
19, rue Sèvres (and other locations)

25 comments:

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello Genie, I enjoyed catching up with all the posts you did on Christmas in Paris- your images-superb and exciting- as always. xo Colette

Shell Sherree said...

That gasp was me. Sorry, it slipped out.

Malyss said...

(second gasp from me..) I was there once, and there was a FOUTAIN of chocolate!!I prefered to ignore the price..:))

Julie said...

Not sure what would make me the sicker, that much chocolate or the price.

Andy said...

If you have a sweet tooth like me 590€ is nothing. Come January, I am going to return to my diet. Thanks for the great photo.

Cezar and Léia said...

I really love chocolate but hmmmm I need to do some diet! hehehhe
Léia

Nadege said...

It is expensive but at least, you get to eat the tree and it must be delicious! Wouldn't it be fun to take it to a school on January third and have the kids go at it?

Virginia said...

I'm on the floor!!! And how was that perfect eclair?? :)
V

Sylvia K said...

I bet you've heard quite a few gasps, Genie!! But it is beautiful, fortunately for me, the price would prevent me from drowning in all that chocolate!! Terrific, fun capture!! Hope you have a wonderful week and wishing you a very Merry, Joyous Christmas!

Sylvia

Cildemer said...

Coucou Genie!
Yum yum! Love chocolate!
And your pic makes my mouth water!
Let's make a deal. I send you some snow and you send me one of those chocolate walking sticks;o)

***
Bisous et joyeux Noël

Loree said...

I am droooling but the price tag is a bit too much for me ;)

Kate said...

Chocolates are a girl's best friend!

Starman said...

La Maison du Chocolat is not the least expensive place to buy chocolat en Paris. Is it the best? That's debatable.

Alexa said...

You have to stop, Genie! Drooling is not good for the keyboard. I'm almost glad to know the price, if you know what I mean. :~}

TheChieftess said...

Awww...but just think, it's both dessert for a year and your Christmas tree this year....a bargain at twice the price!!!

hollyb said...

Would be perfect for the Christmas Party...but a little hard to get home on the plane! :-)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Colette -- I am glad to hear that someone is not tired of all these bright photos...

Shell -- I know... I did the same!

Malyss -- Too funny! I did not notice the price when I was snapping photos, but had to look twice when I enlarged the photo to see what it said... WOW!

Julie -- I would not be able to enjoy it at that price...

Andy -- Somehow, I do not think that you will be alone in your resolve

Léia -- We can all do that together in January!

Nadege -- It would be fun to see a bunch of kids enjoy this...

Virginia -- The eclair? purrrrfect...

Sylvia -- I think that the price was enough to bring my taste buds under control

Cildemer -- I love chocolate, too! Hummmm.... sounds like a pretty good deal, but you would have to take a close substitution for these pricey sticks!

Loree -- Yes, I do not imagine that they are having a rush on this item - hah!

Kate -- I agree and a girl would have to have a pretty nice friend to buy this for her...

Starman -- I do not know about the best as there are so many places... also, I think that it is a matter of personal preference... more on that eclair I mentioned later...

Alexa -- I do know what you mean! After seeing that price, I quit drooling...

Chieftess -- I can see you making an argument for it but I do hope that I do not spend that much on dessert in a year

Holly -- Why don't you just make one like it next year?

hollyb said...

Well - after working on perfecting macarons for a year or so I guess it's time to start trying my hand at chocolate......

Jack said...

Do they have two? I wouldn't want one unless it was a matched pair.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Holly -- But can you find a market for these creations?

Jack -- I just bet that for that wad of Euros, they would make a twin!

M said...

Gasping ... but, oh, how lovely! I think I would just have to look at it ... and take a teensy little bite, and look t it and ... Oops -- all gone!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Marie -- That is funny, but you have too much will power, mon amie!

Randy said...

Oh how I love chocolate but I can't get Chocolate and my waistline to be friends. So I must just admire from afar. Lovely photo Genie.

James said...

I think I did a little more than just gasp! :p Thankfully the photo is free.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Randy -- I have to monitor my chocolate too as it is my péché mignon (guilty pleasure)

James -- Yes! and they do not shoo you away when you take photos of the windows... After the purchases we made, I wouldn't think that a little photo would bother them anyway!