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Chocorama chocolate fair November 11-13

Salon du Chocolat has just closed its doors in Paris for another year. But in a city where chocolate is as almost as ubiquitous as art, there’s already another chocolate fair coming up. Chocorama, Paris’s “chocolate market”, is taking place from November 11-13, 2011 at Espace des Blancs Manteaux, in the Marais district. Thirty-five French … Continue reading Chocorama chocolate fair November 11-13


Girard started out in the 1920s as an épicierie fine (gourmet food retailer) on rue Washington, in Paris’s 8th arrondissement. In 1930, the original owner’s son, Joseph Girard, decided to transform the business into a wholesale confectioner’s in a new location across town on rue Vieille du Temple. By 1954, he had set up shop … Continue reading Girard