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Visit @ The Chocolate Museum - Choco-Story Paris

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Duration
time-raw90 minutes
Difficulty
Easy
Starting point
Paris’ Gourmet Chocolate Museum
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If you like history and you love chocolate, this is the perfect tour for you. Treat your tastebuds to different chocolate flavors from the world, get to know how chocolate is made and treat your kids to a treasure hunt at the Paris' Gourmet Chocolate Museum in Paris.

What to expect?

Paris’ Gourmet Chocolate Museum (Musée Gourmand du Chocolat) is the Van Belle family’s third Choco-Story museum, after Bruges and Prague. Located in central Paris, this chocolate museum gives a rich glimpse at the evolution of chocolate. All the descriptive panels are in English, French and Spanish, and there are children’s activities for your little ones, including a treasure hunt.

On your self-guided tour of the 2,789-square-foot (850-square-meter) museum, browse more than 1,000 original artifacts across numerous exhibits and demonstrations that recount the 4,000-year history of the cocoa bean in all its forms. Starting with the Olmecs, Mayas and Aztecs, learn about the important role cocoa played in ancient cultures.

Jump forward to 1502, when Christopher Columbus and his crew robbed a Mayan trader, and in the process, nabbed some cocoa beans. Unimpressed with the goods, he nonetheless brought the cocoa beans back to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella as a curiosity. By the end of the 16th century, the use of cocoa spread across Europe.

You'll also see how the chocolate-making process has streamlined over the centuries. Watch demonstrations to discover the secret behind the shiny outer coat that makes chocolate treats so appealing, and taste some of the chocolate products made on-site. Enjoy the milky smoothness of Costa Rican chocolate, the superb melt-in-your-mouth fruitiness of Peruvian chocolate, the sweet aromas of cocoa beans from Vanuatu and more. And don’t feel too guilty about indulging today — as you’ll learn, chocolate has many health benefits!
At the end of your visit, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate (if option selected) and browse the museum shop to purchase any books, souvenirs or chocolate products you like.

What is included?

  • Admission to the Gourmet Chocolate Museum
  • All you can eat, tastings included
  • Cup of hot chocolate (if option selected)

Is this experience for me

  • Not wheelchair accessible

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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Next available dates

$14