For Paris try---and enjoy yourself!!!!
La Maison du Chocolat
Address: 225, rue du Faubourg St. Honoré
Metro: Place des Termes
Address: 108, blvd. St. Germain
"Viziovirtu is a pretty cool little shop. Tiny but with lots of variety and on the modern side. It was one of the nicest chocolate shops we saw on a recent trip to Italy. Plus Venice is a trip in itself."
"If you are in Nice look out for local Provence chocolatiers. Joel Durand (St Remy de Provence), Bernard Castelain (Avignon), Castelanne (Nantes - the liquid caramels are the bomb).
In Montpellier look for Puyricard.
Also be on the look out for a…"
"Was in Paris in October and the hub and I hit up: Patrick Roger (second!), Regis, Michel Chaudan (sp?), Jean-Charles Rouchoux (caramel bar, mmmmm), and Pierre Marcolini. I bought some assorted chocolates, but mostly bars -- all 65% and up. They were…"
"In Paris, my top two would be: Jacques Genin and Patrick Roger.
But there are many many others to try: Hevin, Herme, Marcolini, Aoki, Maison du Chocolat, Constant...
Don't forget Denise Acabo's shop in the Pigalle, L'Etoile…"