Explore one of the most historic districts of Paris on a walking tour of the site of the former Bastille prison, and then immerse yourself in the art of chocolate at a specialist artisan workshop. Watch how a master chocolatier produces chocolate.
What to Expect
Start your tour at the Metro Saint Paul and explore the historic Bastille Quarter, famous as the site of the Bastille prison until its destruction during the French Revolution. See the last stones open to the winds and look at the remains of the defensive wall that used to delimit Paris.
Stroll through the districts of Arsenal and Saint-Gervais, where sights include the French baroque style church of St-Gervais-et-St-Protais. Return to Bastille through the Places des Vosges.
Then, take the metro to immerse yourself in the world of chocolate at the only establishment in France to specialize in chocolate workshops. Marvel as a master chocolatier demonstrates his expertise right before your eyes. Share his passion for the produce with chocolate tastings.
Learn how chocolate arrived in the kitchens of Versailles under the reign of Louis XIV, and how he popularized its consumption, mainly in the form of a cocoa drink mixed with hot water. Hear about the annual chocolate festival that brings the world's best chocolate manufacturers and craftspeople to Paris.