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Salon du Chocolat 2017: The New Adventurers

The 23rd edition of Paris’s famous Salon du Chocolat is set to open in just a few days at VIP Porte de Versailles, running from October 28 to November 1, 2017. The event, the world’s biggest chocolate and cocoa festival, will feature 20,000 square metres of exhibition space  devoted to chocolate in all its forms. More than … Continue reading Salon du Chocolat 2017: The New Adventurers

Easter egg hunts in and around Paris

A number of Easter egg hunts are set to take place in Paris and its environs this weekend, with chocolate eggs being distributed in parks, national monuments and châteaux gardens. Secours Populaire is holding its traditional Easter egg hunt on the Champ de Mars (Ecole Militaire side). The event takes place on Sunday, March 27, 2016  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A “permit” … Continue reading Easter egg hunts in and around Paris

Jour du Macaron 2016

Spring is almost here, and so is Jour du Macaron. This very special fundraiser has a loyal following among fans of the dainty Parisian confection. The 11th annual edition takes place in France on Saturday March 19 and Sunday March 20, 2016. Participating Relais Desserts member pâtisseries in Paris and throughout France will be offering free macarons — in a choice of exotic flavours … Continue reading Jour du Macaron 2016

Nicolas Cloiseau named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Chocolatier Nicolas Cloiseau, chef and creative director of La Maison du Chocolat, has been named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. France’s minister of culture and communication, Audrey Azoulay, presented the prestigious award to Chef Cloiseau and seven other artisans from Comité Colbert companies at a ceremony held at the ministry on February 17, 2016. … Continue reading Nicolas Cloiseau named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Salon du Chocolat 2015: Chocolate Innovations

The Porte de Versailles exhibition hall in Paris will soon be awash with the delicious aroma of chocolate as the 21st annual Salon du Chocolat opens its doors next month. Taking place from October 28 to November 1, 2015, the famous five-day chocolate festival features the hottest trends in chocolate and pastry from France and around … Continue reading Salon du Chocolat 2015: Chocolate Innovations

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

Jour du Macaron 2015

Friday, March 20 is Jour du Macaron, a sweet day on which macaron lovers are invited to indulge in the tasty confection while supporting an important cause.  As in previous years, participating pâtisseries will be accepting donations for Vaincre la mucoviscidose, a non-profit association that helps those afflicted with cystic fibrosis. In return, visitors are offered a free macaron! … Continue reading Jour du Macaron 2015