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Chocolate Tastings in Paris

Chocolate tasting tours in Paris are a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. These guided excursions take you to some of the best chocolate shops in the city, where you can sample a variety of delicious treats. On your tour, you will also learn about the art of chocolate making and the history of chocolate in France.

What are the best chocolate tasting tours in Paris?

From all the food and wine experiences in Paris, a chocolate tour is bound to satisfy your sweet cravings. Here are the different chocolate tasting tours available in the city.

Pastry and chocolate walking tour in Saint Germain-des-Prés

On this chocolate tasting tour in Paris, you will explore Saint Germain-des-Prés. This is a fashionable area that was home to many notable poets, artists and novelists in the 19th and 20th centuries.

In Saint Germain, you will visit some of the best upscale pastry shops and chocolate boutiques that the area has to offer. You'll also sample handmade truffles, delicate macarons and delicious pastries as you converse with some of the most celebrated chocolatiers in Paris.

Pure chocolate walking tour

Explore the Right Bank of Paris on a walking tour as you sample artisanal chocolates from master chocolatiers. Each chocolatier you visit has its own distinct style, and you will learn all about chocolate making and what it takes to make truly unique treats.

Private dark chocolate tasting tour

For dark chocolate enthusiasts, this private chocolate tasting tour in Paris is the perfect way to sample some of the best dark chocolate in the city. You will visit chocolate shops and learn how to recognize quality cocoa while receiving the full attention of your private tour guide.

Chocolate walking tour of the Marais neighborhood

The Marais neighborhood is one of Paris's top foodie districts and is home to some excellent boutique chocolatiers. On this chocolate tasting tour, you will explore the area's sweetest hidden gems and learn all about the history of chocolate making in Paris.

How much do chocolate tasting tours in Paris cost?

Walking chocolate tasting tours in Paris cost between €80 and €110 per person, depending on group size and the number of chocolate shops visited. For a private tasting, you can expect to pay from €150 to €175 per person.

What is included in a chocolate tasting tour in Paris?

The price of a tour includes all of the samples that you will enjoy along the way, as well as a professional and informative tour guide. On some chocolate tasting tours in Paris, you will also be able to try other treats such as macarons and some other classic French pastries.

Where do chocolate tasting tours in Paris start?

Walking tours begin in the designated neighborhood you will be exploring, often close to a convenient metro station. For example, chocolate tasting tours in Marais usually meet by the Rambuteau stop, which you can reach on metro Line 11.

Tours in Saint Germain-des-Prés start by the Maison du Chocolat, which is a short walk from the Saint Germain metro stop.

How long do chocolate tasting tours in Paris last?

Chocolate tasting tours in Paris last between two and three hours. This is plenty of time to explore the chocolate shops and sample a variety of chocolate treats. Private experience may be slightly longer.

What is the best time for a chocolate tasting tour in Paris?

Chocolate tasting tours in Paris are available year round. Since you will spend a good deal of time inside, these tours are generally not affected by the weather.

However, chocolate shops can get very busy during peak tourist season, which runs from June to August. Therefore, it's advisable to book your chocolate tasting tour for the shoulder season months of April, May and September.

Are there any combos available with chocolate tasting tours in Paris?

Marché d’Aligre walking tour with chocolate and cheese tasting

Explore the authentic Aligre Market with a local guide, and get your fill of chocolate while also experiencing a cheese tasting experience in Paris. This is the perfect tour for foodies who want to experience the real Paris and enjoy both sweet and savory treats.

Private wine and chocolate tasting

Sample some of the best chocolate and wines that Paris has to offer on this two-hour private tour, the perfect excursion for anyone with a sweet tooth. You will be treated to a chocolate and wine tasting, learn the processes behind making both delicacies and gain insight into how different flavors work together.

Travel tips

  • Arrive with an empty stomach. You will be sampling a lot of chocolate on your tour, so don't spoil your appetite beforehand.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking tours, as you will be covering a lot of ground.
  • It's best to book your chocolate tasting in advance, as tours can fill up quickly, especially during the peak season. Booking online ensures that you will get the slot that you want and avoid any disappointment.
  • Many Parisian chocolate shops are closed on Sundays or only open for limited hours. Chocolate tasting tours may not be available for this reason.