The 19th annual edition of the Salon du Chocolat is just around the corner, taking place in Paris from October 30 to November 3, 2013.
This year’s show is bigger than ever, with two showroom levels and 20,000 square metres of exhibition space–nearly double the size of last year’s show–devoted to chocolate in all its forms!
The theme of this year’s edition focuses on the question “Why is chocolate so magical?”
Indeed, more than 400 chocolatiers, chefs, pastry chefs and cocoa experts from France and abroad (Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, Denmark, Vietnam, Italy, Lebanon, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Indonesia…) will converge on Paris to share their knowledge and products at this popular gastronomic event.
Also new this year is an area dedicated exclusively to French confectionery and regional specialities.
As with past editions, the amazing five-day chocolate festival will feature chocolate and pastry demonstrations and workshops, interactive presentations, seminars, book signings, music & entertainment and plenty of chocolate goodies to sample, not to mention the stunning chocolate fashion show that takes place every afternoon.
Three other key chocolate events will be held alongside the Salon du Chocolat 2013: the bi-annual World Chocolate Masters Final; the 3rd edition of the International Cocoa Awards; and the annual Awards du Chocolat, organised by the Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat in partnership with the Salon du Chocolat.
Chocolate shows are also taking place in 2013/2014 in Lyon, Cannes, Marseille, Nantes, Salvador da Bahia, London, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai, Fukuoka, Brussels, Zurich and Lima, with a show planned for Shanghai next year.
What: Salon du Chocolat
When: Wednesday, October 30 to Sunday, November 3, 2013
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Where: VIPARIS, Porte de Versailles, Pavillons 5/1 and 5/2-5/3
Métro: Porte de Versailles or Balard
Tramway: T2/T3 Porte de Versailles
Admission: Adults, 13 euros; children 3 to 12 years, 6.50 euros. (free for children under 3)
For more information, visit the Salon du Chocolat official website.