Le Bonbon Au Palais
The first time we went there, it was on a late night, having traveled throughout Paris with our suitcases to pick up our friend at her working place: Le Bonbon Au Palais. All we’ve heard was great candies in a classical french school-themed shop; we were curious to head back there when the chance came. This is the story.
On October 31st, after running errands for Bearbrick and toy related shopping sprees, we decided to hope in the Metro and head to Cardinal Lemoine to shop for some candies.
What we’ve failed to realized is that it was Halloween night. We’ve kept seeing costumes kids and young adults wasted in the streets quite early; we were telling to ourselves, “what in the world is going on?” Upon our arrival at Le Bonbon Au Palais, we knew; we felt so stupid for forgetting that. Everyone was in costumes, the shop was decorated as well as the staff. Oh well.
Before entering inside, we’ve made a deal together that we will not spend more that 20 euros due to some recent heavy spending (*cough* bearbricks *cough*) Looking by the windows, we had a glimpse of our friend all in makeup and costume, we also had a glimpse of the crowd; bare in mind, this isn’t a big shop!
Le Bonbon au Palais. As stated before, the shop is themed like an old french school, it is small, in a great location but all of this is superficial. The real reason why this shop deserves a spot in the “Musts” is the choice of candies and the quality. We’re not talking about some Haribos or common brands here no, the best “Candy Chefs” and Confectioneries from all over France send their products to this one and only shop. Le Bonbon au Palais collects the most high-end candies of all corners of France, making it the only shop in the whole country to have their choice, range, quality & flavors to sell.
Once we were in the shop, we’ve spotted an old-lady by herself with glittering eyes because she was able to re-taste her childhood with some old candies which cannot be found anywhere else. A mother and her son buying candies for Halloween but they couldn’t resist the urge of purchasing some for the road or even a father and his daughters preparing a gift for their family members (yes, we spy on people sometime.) This is why we overshoot our budget; everywhere we looked, it had somethings that we never or haven’t ate in a very long time like a raspberry candy with a syrup in its core or even some originally pieces like “Madeleine” flavored candy. Maybe the one that stroke us the most was spiced flakes coated with sugar; there are so unique and full of flavor, we literally discovered new tastes.
So there it goes, our 20 euro budget transforrmed itself in a 50 euro. We did not really expected to get out with that much candy but we did. Do we regret it? Well, our dentist’s business is good but no we don’t.
We can’t recommend Le Bonbon au Palais enough is you are in town. It’ll change from all the touristic attraction Paris usually offers, but bare in mind, you might spend a lot.
Le Bonbon au Palais Information:
Location: 19 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris – France
Nearest Metro Station: Cardinal Lemoine
|Tue||11:00 am – 7:30 pm|
|Wed||11:00 am – 7:30 pm|
|Thu||11:00 am – 7:30 pm|
|Fri||11:00 am – 7:30 pm|
|Sat||11:00 am – 7:30 pm|
Phone: 01 78 56 15 72
We loved it, we add it in the “Musts” but what do you think about it? Share your experiences with us!