For those who want to somehow ‘sweeten’ their stay in Paris, Gourmet Chocolate Museum will be a good choice. This private museum, which was opened only two years ago, houses 1000 original artefacts that reflect 4000 years of history of the delicious temptation that is chocolate. The museum also organises regular workshops and demonstrations.
The museum occupies the area of 750 square metres and it is divided into three separate parts. The first part is dedicated to ancient Mayas and Aztecs and the origins of chocolate. The second part begins with the important meeting between the Aztec emperor, Montezuma, and Hernando Cortes, that took place in 1519 and subsequently led to the introduction of cocoa to Europe. The last part focuses on the contemporary aspects of chocolate; there are several areas where you can extend your knowledge about chocolate and learn about its various qualities.
There is also a demonstration centre where you are shown in detail how the best quality chocolate is made, what must be done and, above all, what you must not do in order to obtain chocolate that is shiny and crisp. You can also taste the chocolate produced on site.