Choco-Story Paris: Admission to The Gourmet Chocolate Museum
It’s one of the world’s most beloved sweets, but few know much about it. At the Gourmet Chocolate Museum (Musée Gourmand du Chocolat) in Paris, you’ll trace 4,000 years of cocoa bean history and sample a variety of chocolate products while witnessing how they’re made.
On your self-guided tour of the 2,789-square-foot (850-sq-meter) museum, browse more than 1,000 original artifacts across numerous exhibits and demonstrations. Starting with the Olmecs, Mayas and Aztecs, learn about the important role cocoa played in ancient cultures and mystic rituals. Jump to the 1500s, when the Aztec emperor Montezuma introduced cocoa to Europe. Finally, fast-track to modern times to see how the chocolate-making process has streamlined. Watch demonstrations to discover the secret behind the shiny outer coat that makes chocolate treats so appealing. Taste 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. You can select the option of a cup of hot chocolate like you’ve never tasted before. All the descriptive panels are in English, French and Spanish, and there are children’s activities for your little ones, including a treasure hunt.