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Chocostory: Le Musée Gourmand du Chocolat

  • 28 bd. de Bonne Nouvelle Map It
  • Les Grands Boulevards

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

Considering that a daily dose of chocolate is practically obligatory in Paris, it's hard to believe that this spot (opened in 2010) is the city's first museum dedicated to the sweet stuff. Exhibits on three floors tell the story of chocolate from the earliest traces of the "divine nectar" in Mayan and Aztec cultures, through to its introduction in Europe by the Spanish, who added milk and sugar to the spicy dark brew and launched a Continental craze. There are detailed explanations in English, with many for the kids. While the production of chocolate is a major topic, there is also a respectable collection of some 1,000 chocolate-related artifacts, such as terra-cotta Mayan sipping vessels (they blew into straws to create foam) and delicate chocolate pots in fine porcelain that were favored by the French royal court. Frequent chocolate-making demonstrations finish with a free tasting.

Sight Information


28 bd. de Bonne Nouvelle, Paris, 75010, France

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Sight Details:

  • €11; €14 with a cup of hot chocolate
  • Daily 10–6
  • Last entry at 5

Published 06/25/2015


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