Best hot chocolate in Paris: the 4th arrondissement

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris Hot Chocolate - hot chocolateSince you’re probably a Paris lover already, we won’t be teaching you anything new when we tell you that the 4th arrondissement gathers some of the most emblematic spots of the capital!

Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Centre Pompidou, the Hôtel de Ville and the Place des Vosges – to name a few.

But what might interest you is that this central neighborhood hides some cafés well worth stopping by for a hot chocolate (or two). Shall we go?

Le Loir dans la Théière

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Situated in the fascinating neighborhood of Le Marais, this welcoming tearoom filled with mottled furniture serves the most cheering hot chocolate. To accompany it, we recommend the lemon tart, so tall that it will make you dizzy. And don’t forget to try the brunch on weekends!

Le Loir dans la Théière
3 Rue des Rosiers, 75 004 Paris
Métro: Saint-Paul


MyFrenchLife™ - Paris Hot Chocolate - Amorino

Best known for their creamy and original ice cream flavours, Amorino also excels as far as hot chocolate is concerned. The hardest part is to select the flavour of your beverage – with a choice of plain, dark, white or hazelnut perfumed… we never know which one to pick first. It does, however, offer a good excuse to come back!

31 Rue Vieille Du Temple, 75 004 Paris
Métro : Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Paul


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With its bright blue façade, L’Ebouillanté doesn’t go unnoticed in Rue des Barres, a paved street near the église Saint-Gervais. Formerly a painter’s studio, it is today a pleasing tearoom that makes you feel good to be alive, especially when the first rays of sun arrive.

The postcard wouldn’t be complete without a creamy beverage to dip our lips into. Well, that’s good because they serve an astounding hot chocolate!

6 rue des Barres, 75 004 Paris
Métro: Pont Marie


MyFrenchLife™ - Paris Hot Chocolate - Carette

Do you know why we enjoy going to Carette? First, for the setting: located at the Place de Vosges, the café is sheltered under the arches of one of the most symbolic and beautiful squares of the capital. Second, and you may have guessed, for their hot chocolate. Served in a lovely old-fashioned cup, it is as yummy and creamy as can be.

25 place des Vosges, 75 004 Paris
Métro: Chemin Vert

Have you visited these places and experienced the hot chocolate? Share your favourite spots in the 4th arrondissement in the comments below or on Twitter – @maviefrancaise #parishotchocolate

Find hot chocolate in other arrondissements…
1st // 2nd & 3rd // 5th // 6th // 7th
8th // 9th // 10th & 11th // 12th & 13th // 14th & 15th // 16th & 17th // 18th // 19th & 20th 

Image credits:
1. Chocolat Chaud, by Filipe Varela, via Flickr.
Le Loir dans la théière, by Agnès Trevarain, via Flickr.
3. Amorino, by John, via Flickr.
L’Ebouillanté, by Stéphanie L., via Yelp.
 Carette, by Leslie D., via Yelp. 

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Judy MacMahon

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