A selection of 15 sweets from Paris, France! Souvenirs and famous chocolates to give away!

Many people buy sweets or famous chocolates to give away as souvenirs from France.

In this issue, our editor, who loves sweets, introduces a selection of sweets and famous chocolates to give away.

We have also selected French teas to give to your loved ones along with sweets.

I have been to Paris four times and have only introduced souvenirs that were truly appreciated.

The souvenirs introduced here can be purchased in Paris, so be sure to check them out during your stay.

If you want to buy souvenirs for your company or your acquaintances, I recommend you to be smart and buy them by mail order. You can buy chocolates and cookies from famous French brands by mail order at prices not that different from local prices. Enjoy shopping and sightseeing for yourself in France.
Look at the souvenir shopping in Paris, France at JTB

The perfect souvenir to spread around! Bonne Maman not sold in Japan

I recommend the Bonne Maman series for souvenirs to be distributed at companies.

The following are five reasons why.

  • Easy to give away in individual packages
  • Tasty and full of butter
  • Affordable at around 3 euros
  • There are many series that have not been released in Japan
  • Easily available at supermarkets

This time, I’m going to focus on series that have not yet been released in Japan

All of them are individually packaged, so they’re perfect for handing out!

The No. 1 recommendation: “Financier”


In the Bonne Maman series, the “financier” is an absolute must-try.

Financiers are traditional French baked goods made with a lot of almond poodles.

It has a light and moist texture that makes you want to eat several at once.

I once bought about five bags of financiers as gifts for my company.

I also bought five bags of financiers to take back to my office, and they were very happy with the delicious taste.

Individual package: 10 pieces
Price: €3.66

French-style “crepes”

Bonne Maman crepes are thin crepe dough covered with milk cream chocolate.

The crepes are not too sweet and can be eaten as a snack.

It is also a good souvenir of France.

Rum sugar flavored crepes are also available for a more mature taste.

The shelf life is shorter than other crepes, so check carefully when buying.

Packaging: 6 pieces
Price: 3.3 Euros

Thick caramel is delicious! Caramel Biscuits”


This is a crispy cookie topped with a rich caramel cream.

The buttery cookie and the sweet caramel are a perfect match.

Try these rich caramel cookies, which are hard to find in Japan.

Individually packaged: 12 pieces
Price: €2.26

Tart Series


Bonne Maman has a wide variety of crispy tart pastries.

Caramel, strawberry, lemon, pear, and other tarts are all available.

Try to find your favorite tart combination.

The caramel flavor is sweet. The fruit flavor is refreshing and not too sweet.

Pieces: 9 bags
Price: around 2 euros

You can’t miss it! Madeleines

Madeleines are the representative of the Bonne Maman series.

Madeleines that are moist and soft will be absolutely loved by anyone you give them to. .

They have no peculiarities, so if you are not sure what to give, try these madeleines.

I love them so much, I can eat at least three at a time!

Individually packaged: 12 pieces
Price: €3.29

A typical French pastry available in supermarkets

Other than Bonne Maman, here is a list of sweets that you can buy in supermarkets as souvenirs.

LU, the world-famous biscuit


One of the cookies that Parisians love is the “LU” series.

LU was born in the Nantes region of France and has now become a world-famous cookie manufacturer.

Its cookies are characterized by the use of rich French butter.

There are also chocolate, madeleines and other sweets available, but you should still try the classic cookie sweets.

The type with chocolate on top of the cookie is delicious.

They don’t come in individual packages, but they are reasonably priced, so it’s easy to give a box to a good friend.

And the packaging is colorful and cute!

Individually packaged: 2 bags
Price: €1.59

Deliciously crispy! Crispy crepes from Gavotte

Crispy crepes are cookies made by rolling thin crepes in layers.

It is a traditional pastry from the Brittany region of France.

Gavotte has been making crispy crepes for more than 90 years, and they have become famous all over the world.

Gavotte has been making crispy crepes for more than 90 years and has become famous all over the world. Only plain crepes are individually wrapped, while milk, dark and dark orange crepes are not.

When you want to give them away, choose the plain ones.

The packaging is elegant and easy to give as a souvenir.

Packaging: 12 bags (each bag contains two)
Price: €1.65

Sablets from La Mer Pral, a typical French souvenir


La Mer Prale sablés are a must-have souvenir from France.

These sablés are based on a recipe created by Aunt Prale for pilgrims to Mont Saint-Michel in the past.

It is famous as a souvenir of Mont Saint-Michel, but you can also find the orthodox flavors at supermarkets in Paris.

You can also find them in cute retro tins.


Individual packaging: x
Price: 1.35 Euro

Souvenirs of France can be bought by mail order

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By the way, souvenirs of Paris, France can be purchased by mail order from travel agencies such as JTB. You can also buy this sable from Mont Saint-Michel.

If you want to enjoy your own shopping and sightseeing while you are there, mail order is also a good option. You can choose from about 100 different kinds, and the prices are very reasonable.

The stickers with Japanese writing on them can be easily removed, so you won’t be able to tell that you bought the products through mail order.

>>Look at the souvenir shopping in Paris, France at JTB

Monoprix limited edition sweets

Monoprix, a famous French supermarket, sells many of its own products.

All of them are of a high level, and the packaging is sophisticated and easy to make into souvenirs.

The sweets in the photo are made of caramelized nuts and small chocolates.

The sweets are all really delicious, so feel free to try any of them if you are curious.

Individually wrapped: x
Price: 1.8 Euro

Famous French chocolates


One of the best souvenirs you can give to your loved ones is a box of chocolates.

There are many famous chocolates in France, so be sure to find your favorite one.

Maxim’s de Paris and Angelina can be purchased at Monoprix on the Champs-Elysées.

“Maxim’s de Paris” is the best chocolate in France


Maxim’s de Paris” is the most famous chocolate in France.

It is sold by Maxim’s, a long-established luxury restaurant in Paris, famous all over the world.

The price of the chocolates is reasonable, and many can be bought for around 15 euros.

The chocolates come in a bright red package, typical of France, and are easy to give as a souvenir.

Price: around 10 to 15 euros
Examples of where to buy: Monoprix on the Champs-Elysées, department stores

The sophisticated packaging of Angelina is also very attractive


Angelina is a salon de terre that has been loved by Parisians for over 100 years.

It is said that artists and Parisians who are at the forefront of their times, including Coco Chanel, have frequented the salon.

Angelina is famous for its Mont Blanc, but they also put a lot of effort into their chocolates.

In addition to the delicious taste, the packaging is very sophisticated. .

There are so many cute tins that you will want to buy one for yourself.

There are also a variety of packaged chocolates that can be bought for around 15 euros.

Price: around 15 euros
Examples of places to buy: Monoprix on the Champs-Elysées, department stores

Fochon, a high-end grocery store in Paris

Fauchon is a long-established luxury grocery store in Paris.

Many of the famous chefs at starred restaurants have trained at this store, and it is a store that is very particular about its gastronomy.

Fauchon is also very particular about its chocolate.

There is also a Fauchon shop at Charles de Gaulle Airport, so you can buy some souvenirs at the end of your trip.

Price: around 15 euros
Examples of where to buy: Department stores, airports, Fauchon

“Alain Ducasse” by a French master


Alain Ducasse, the master of French cuisine, is the owner of the most number of starred restaurants in the world.

For more than 30 years, Alain Ducasse dreamed of one day owning his own chocolate store.

His dream came true with the opening of Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse.

The chocolates are made from carefully selected cocoa beans and have a well-balanced taste.

No matter who you give it to, it is sure to be a delightful gift.

Price: around 15 euros
Where to buy: Department stores, Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

World-class chocolatier “Jean-Paul Evan”


If you like rich chocolate, you must visit Jean-Paul Evan.

He is one of the top chocolatiers in the world, and has been awarded the MFO, the French national award for best craftsmanship.

He is truly one of France’s leading chocolatiers!

These chocolates are rich in flavor, with a special focus on the cocoa.

The chocolate-flavored macarons are also delicious.

Price: around 20 euros
Where to buy: Department stores, Jean-Paul Evan

Introduction to spots where you can buy French sweets in Paris

For scattered souvenirs and chocolates, go to Monoprix


The Bonne Maman series, Maxim’s de Paris, Angelina, etc. are all available at Monoprix on the Champs-Elysées.

The Monoprix on the Champs-Elysees, a must stop on any tour of Paris, has a full range of sweets for tourists.

You can even buy the famous chocolates in tins at the Monoprix on the Champs-Elysées.

Also, be sure to check out Bonne Maman, as they have a wide variety of series.

▼ Souvenirs available at Monoprix are listed below.

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Monoprix Champs-Elysées Store Basic Information
・Opening hours: 9:00 – 23:30
・Closed: Basically, no holidays
・Address: 52 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris
・Access: 6 min. walk from “George V” (subway line 1)
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Go to the “Bon Marché” food hall for souvenirs for your loved ones


In a department store called “Bon Marché” in the Saint Germain district, there is a large food section called the Food Hall.

Here, too, there was a large selection of Parisian souvenirs.

Many of the items are in particularly sophisticated packages, and I think it would be a good idea to buy souvenirs for your loved ones here.

Basic information about Bon Marché
・Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00 (until 19:45 on Sundays, until 20:45 on Thursdays)
・Closed: Basically, no holidays
・Address: 24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris

Place de la Madeleine, home to a variety of high-end grocery stores


The Place de la Madeleine in Paris is known as the gourmet square, with its many stores specializing in fine food products.

If you want to buy souvenirs that are made with the best ingredients, you should visit the Place de la Madeleine.

・A variety of breads and sweets are available at Fauchon.
・The truffle specialty store “Maison de la Truffe”.
・Caviar specialty store “Caviar Caspia and Prunier”.
・Mustard specialty store “Maile”.

The following stores are also located near the Place de la Madeleine.

・Ladurée, famous for its macarons
・Patrick Roger, a chocolate store
・La Maison du Miel, a honey specialty store

French sweets that can be bought by mail order

French sweets souvenirs can actually be purchased by mail order. You can buy the following items on the JTB website.

・Maxime de Paris chocolate crepes
・La Mer Pral caramel sable
・Salted caramel
・Cheese crepe cookies
・Macarons
・Tea from Marie Antoinette

Advantages of Buying Souvenirs by Mail Order

The following are some of the advantages of buying French souvenirs by mail order.

  • You don’t have to worry about buying souvenirs locally
  • You can get souvenirs rather cheaply (about $13 for a box of Maxim’s de Paris chocolate crepes)
  • They taste good
  • More than 100 kinds to choose from
  • No need to carry heavy luggage locally
  • No Japanese notation, so you won’t know you bought it in Japan
  • You can specify the time of delivery

It is a little more expensive than buying locally, but considering the time and transportation costs of searching for souvenirs locally, I felt it was a good deal.

Be smart about preparing souvenirs for distribution by mail order, and enjoy sightseeing and shopping for yourself when you are there! There is no need to be exhausted by choosing souvenirs to give away.

Extras: 3 French teas to give with sweets

Finally, we’ve compiled a list of famous French teas to give with sweets.

Mariage Frères, a long-established French tea specialty store


If you are a tea lover, you should definitely visit Mariage Frères.

Mariage Frères is a French tea specialty store that began in the 17th century.

Its fragrant and sweet tea, which is like a dessert, has many fans.

Mariage Freres has over 500 flavors, but the most famous is Marco Polo.

This black tea has a sweet aroma of Asian flowers and fruits.

Price: around 15 euros
Where to buy: There is also a store at the entrance of the Louvre.

Cusumi tea in cute packaging

Kusumi tea has quickly become famous for its adorable packaging and delicious tea.

It may be famous as a French tea, but it is actually a tea from Russia.

In Paris, it is now readily available in supermarkets.

It is easy to buy as a souvenir for those who don’t have time to go to a tea specialty store.

Price: around 15 euros
Where to buy: Kusumi tea specialty stores and supermarkets such as Monoprix

Ripton’s Russian Earl Grey Tea


If you want an affordable tea, I recommend Lipton’s Russian Earl Grey tea.

It is a Russian tea, but this is a Lipton tea that is only available in France.

It had a very deep flavor with notes of bergamot and citrus.

Price: 2.39€
Where to buy: Monoprix and other supermarkets

French souvenirs you can also buy by mail order


Souvenirs from France can actually be purchased by mail order. You can buy the following items at “JTB Shopping“.

  • Chocolate crepes from Maxim’s de Paris
  • L’Amour Pral’s caramel sable
  • Mary Antoinette’s Tea
  • Macarons
  • Marseille soap

Advantages of buying souvenirs by mail order

The following are some of the advantages of buying French souvenirs by mail order.

  • You don’t have to worry about buying souvenirs locally
  • You can get souvenirs rather cheaply (a box of chocolate crepes from Maxim’s de Paris is about $13)
  • The taste is delicious
  • A wide variety to choose from
  • No need to carry heavy luggage locally
  • No Japanese notation, so you won’t know you bought it in Japan
  • You can specify the time of delivery

It’s a little more expensive than buying locally, but considering the time and transportation costs of searching around for souvenirs locally, I felt it was a good deal.

Be smart about preparing souvenirs for distribution by mail order, and enjoy sightseeing and shopping for yourself when you are there! There is no need to be exhausted by choosing souvenirs to give away.

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