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Paris: Entrance Ticket to the Chocolate Museum

Product ID: 48006
Explore 4,000 years of chocolate on a self-guided tour of the Chocolate Museum Paris. Learn how the Aztecs introduced mankind to cacao beans, and how they are turned into chocolate loveliness. Sample chocolates and your own hot chocolate drink.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Instructor
French
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore over 4,000 years of chocolate history
  • Watch a demonstration by a chocolatier, who will explain how to make perfect chocolate sweets
  • Taste chocolate samples from Costa Rica, Peru, Vanuatu and more
  • Learn why chocolate was important during ancient rituals, and why Columbus didn't like it
  • See more than 1,000 chocolate related artifacts,
  • Take the kids on a chocolate related treasure hunt to get a reward
Full description
See more than 1,000 chocolate related artifacts at the Chocolate Museum Paris (Le Musee Gourmand du Chocolat), and indulge your passion for all things related to the cacao bean. The self-guided tour includes live demonstrations and - more importantly - tastings. Children’s activities are provided to keep the little ones happy, including a treasure hunt.

Explore the museum’s exhibits and demonstrations which take up 2,789 square feet (850 square meters) and recount the 4,000-year history of the cocoa bean in all its forms, starting with the Olmecs, Mayas, and Aztecs. Learn about the important role cocoa played in ancient cultures, including how cocoa was used in mystical rituals.

Move on to the 1500s, when the Aztec emperor Montezuma introduced cocoa to Europe. Christopher Columbus was the first European to taste the tchocoatl drink, but he didn't like it and thus paid little attention to chocolate. Luckily, he wasn't the last European to give it a try.

Witness the transformation of the chocolate trade as the chocolate-making process became more streamlined during the modern era. Watch demonstrations to discover the secret behind the shiny outer coat that makes chocolate treats so appealing, and taste some of the chocolate products made on-site.

Enjoy the milky smoothness of Costa Rican chocolate, the superb melt-in-your-mouth fruitiness of Peruvian chocolate, the sweet aromas of cocoa beans from Vanuatu, and more. Don’t feel too guilty about indulging; you’ll learn that chocolate has many health benefits. Then, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate (if option selected) and browse the museum shop for books, souvenirs, and chocolate related products.
Includes
  • Entrance fee to the Chocolate Museum
  • Chocolate samples
  • Live demonstration
  • Treasure hunt (for kids)
  • Audioguide app available in 8 languages
  • Hot chocolate, if option selected
What’s Not Included
  • Live guide
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Chocolate Museum (Le Musee Gourmand du Chocolat), 28 Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010 Paris

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that this is a self-guided tour
• The last admission to the museum is at 5:00 PM
• The descriptive panels at the museum are in English, French, and Spanish
• The audioguide app (with IZI.travel) is available in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Japanese, and Hindi
• There is free Wi-Fi available in the museum to download the app
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 267 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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We thoroughly enjoyed our journey through chocolate history. The all you can eat chocolate samples were a welcoming treat too. The chocolate demo was very interesting and we were able to taste the finished product. I bought several packages of chocolate to take home to California to make my own masterpieces.

September 24, 2019

It is worth seeing

but you don't die if you never saw :-) 3 floors above chocolate. Lettering is in French, English and Spanish. App with German language guide available. Written very dry, however. That's why we only listened at the beginning. At the end or every 20 minutes there is a 3 minute film and then a short demonstration about the production of chocolates. Price performance in the 90 min cinema. We were in a little over a 1 hour, so ok.

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March 10, 2019

Very nice to see where chocolate really comes from and the history behind it! also the tasting is super tasty.

February 14, 2020

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The gourmet Chocolate Museum

Product ID: 48006