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Easter egg hunts in and around Paris

Traditional Easter egg hunts are popular in France, and events take place each year in Paris and its environs. With chocolate eggs being distributed in parks, national monuments, châteaux gardens and a number of hotels and restaurants, these sweet activities offer plenty of family fun for children of all ages. Here are just a few Easter egg hunts taking place in and … Continue reading Easter egg hunts in and around Paris

Salon du Chocolat 2013: The Magic of Chocolate!

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 … Continue reading Salon du Chocolat 2013: The Magic of Chocolate!

Exhibit: Chocolate and Health

Most chocolate lovers will agree that eating chocolate feels good. But did you know that quality dark chocolate is also good for you? An upcoming exhibit at Paris’s Choco-Story, Le Musée Gourmand du Chocolat entitled Chocolat et Santé (Chocolate and Health) will explore the health benefits of dark chocolate. From boxes of medicinal chocolate and … Continue reading Exhibit: Chocolate and Health

Tales of Chocolate in La Vallée Village

The gallery Espace La Vallée, located in Serris (Seine-et-Marne department) is presenting an exhibit on the history of chocolate. Through displays, panels and videos, the show covers the history of the “food of the gods” from the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao) through to the production of fine chocolates. Themes include life on the plantation, cacao … Continue reading Tales of Chocolate in La Vallée Village

Salon du Chocolat 2010: World’s biggest chocolate festival

It’s one of the most popular gastronomic events in Paris. The city’s annual Salon du Chocolat is set to take place next month to the delight of tens of thousands of chocolate lovers of all ages. From 28 October to 1 November 2010, the world’s biggest chocolate festival will bring together chocolate exhibitors and those … Continue reading Salon du Chocolat 2010: World’s biggest chocolate festival

Chocolatiers’ talents on display at Château de Breteuil

From Friday, April 2 to Sunday, May 16, 2010, ten tables splendidly decorated by 20 of France’s top chocolatiers will be on display at the Château de Breteuil, located in the Yvelines department, just outside of Paris. Traditional symbols of Easter such as chocolate eggs, rabbits, bells and hens will be featured alongside some more … Continue reading Chocolatiers’ talents on display at Château de Breteuil

Gourmet chocolate museum opens in Paris

Paris now has its very own chocolate museum. Choco-Story, “the gourmet chocolate museum,” officially opened on February 5. The museum retraces the 4,000-year-old history of cocoa through displays and artefacts and explains chocolate-making techniques with demonstrations and tastings. Ironically, Paris’s first chocolate museum is privately owned and operated by the Van Belle family of Belgian chocolatiers. … Continue reading Gourmet chocolate museum opens in Paris