Le Bonbon au Palais
is my favorite Paris candy shop. If I have only the time to visit Paris, I know that here I can find all of my favorite candies from all over France.
Georges, the owner of this Paris candy shop, has accrued an amazing collection of candies from every corner of France. He is a delightful person and ever so helpful. His shop is built around his school memories from the 1950s. You can see maps and charts in the photos and also in the video below.
There must be more than 50 glass jars of candy in the shop and he graciously offered to let me taste a candy before I made a purchase.
You’ll find old-fashioned candy, candied fruits, fruit jellies, chocolates and calissons of the best artisan confectioners in France. However, before entering the shop, take notice of the delightful sign indicating the prices (another school day memory) as well as the sign on the door requesting “ne touchez pas” which means please don’t touch. M. Georges will be happy to bag up the candies for you.
My favorite candy (so far) is the Dragees from Verdun. These almonds coated in a light (not like those in the U.S.) candy coating are delightful.
Mendiants Lyonnais consist of chocolate (white, milk or dark) with pieces of nuts (pistachios and hazlenuts in particular) and dried fruit.
Paris Candy Details
Located midway between Metro stops Maubert and Cardinal Lemoine, this Paris candy shop is an easy walk from the Sorbonne, or Notre Dame or even St Gervais in the Marais.
Le Bonbon au Palais
19, rue Monge
Telephone: 33 01 78 56 15 72
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 7:30pm
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Paris Candy Video
I love this video because I think it truly shows M. Georges’ love of his candies and the true delight is that you can see his vision of the shop is based on his boyhood memories of school days in the 1950s. I love this video because I think it truly shows Georges’ love of his candies and the true delight is that you can see his vision of the shop is based on his boyhood memories of school days in the 1950s.