Nevermind the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, a trip to Paris should be all about baguettes and pastries. But what do you dunk your baked goods in while you’re having fun in the French capital? Certainly not one of tiny espressos offered in French cafés. What you want is a large, decadent, creamy hot chocolate. And we know just the place where you can find the best hot chocolate in Paris.

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Carette Paris is officially a tea room, but they have the reputation to have the best hot chocolate in Paris. The rich and dark beverage comes hot in a silver pot alongside a silver dish piled high with homemade whipped cream. And you don’t just dump the content of the pot into a cup — you savor the process. You pour the thick, muddy chocolate out slowly into one of Carette’s fine China cups, oohing and aahing at the tantalizing deliciousness of it all, leaving room for a few generous spoonfulls of whipped cream.

Of course, Carette Paris has sweet treats on the menu to make the experience even more special. There are croissants, pains au chocolat (aka chocolate croissants in North America), madeleines, macarons, chocolate éclairs, and all sorts of elaborate and exquisite pastries to accompany the best hot chocolate in Paris.

Carette has three locations in Paris, one in Trocadéro (across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower), one on the Place des Vosges (close to the beautiful and underrated Carnavalet Museum), and one the Place du Tertre (in Montmartre, near the Sacré Coeur Basilica), all very chic areas of the French capital. While the menu is the same in every location, you should try them all to compare and contrast.

  • Carette Paris Trocadéro: 4 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France
  • Carette Paris Place des Vosges: 25 Pl. des Vosges, 75003 Paris, France
  • Cartte Paris Place du tertre: 7 Pl. du Tertre, 75018 Paris, France