Throughout the year, the Cité du Chocolat welcomes visitors to discover the myriad characteristics of that magical product called chocolate.
The staff at Cité du Chocolat has been guiding all these visitors by offering advice, instruction, samples and their undivided attention. The Cité du Chocolat Valrhona is today the most important chcolate discovery center in France and plays an essential role in the future Gastronomy World Valley.
A DELICIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL TOUR ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE:
THE RECIPE BAR
This is where they learn recipes for making chocolates and focus on ingredients, proportions, traditional components and more original raw materials. Take a seat at the table of aromas to sharpen your sense of smell by tasting and naming chocolates…
THE SENSORY STUDIO
Nibble, listen, watch and taste chocolate to truly appreciate its depth and complexity. Take your senses on an immersive journey that will surely surprise and never fail to delight!
Whether it’s a workshop that lasts a few hours or just a moment to taste a sample, you can share recipes, tricks of the trade and a passion for chocolate with a Valrhona pastry chef. It’s a rare glimpse into the big leagues.
Welcome to another world where chocolate is nothing but poetry and feelings. Get swept away by this ultimate experience, feel the thrill and live the passion of everyone who has dedicated their lives to the glorification of chocolate. An experience not to be missed!
Rub elbows with master roasters, conchers and blenders as you tour behind the scenes of the Chocolaterie. Marvel at how each of our experts follows a time-honored ritual to transform cocoa into some of the finest chocolate in the world.
THE WORLD OF CHEFS
Come meet pastry chefs, chocolatiers and bakers who spend their days making delicacies with chocolate. Immerse yourself in the world of these gourmet artisans as you admire their creations, artistry and technical skills. You can even try some out for yourself during your visit.
All aboard for a journey to the other side of the world where generations of passionate growers have been farming cocoa beans with unique skill.
L’ILE O PETITS
Cité du Chocolat created a special space just for the little ones where everything is built at their height and the only goal is to have fun. It’s a rest area for reading, drawing, playing games on touchscreen tablets, interacting and sharing their newfound feelings about chocolate with other kids.
THE COMPTOIR PORCELANA
When it’s time for an indulgent break – a chocolate-only snack, tasting or lunch – take advantage of a rare culinary adventure where chocolate is the main event…
|GOURMET SCHOOL: BEHIND THE SCENES OF CHOCOLATE-MAKING RIGHT INSIDE CITÉ DU CHOCOLAT|
In 2005, Valrhona began fulfilling a dream to share its educational and technical experience with enthusiastic home pastry chefs.
All the pastry making classes are held either in the kitchens at the professional school or at Dulcey Lab on the upper floor of Cité du Chocolat. The curious and diehard fans alike can take classes on topics like breakfast and macarons that last from 30 minutes to two days. Regardless of your level, there’s something for everyone!
Learn more on the Cité du chocolat website! www.citeduchocolat.com