Chocolate discovery trail Museums in Bayonne

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 09:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 09:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 09:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 09:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 09:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 09:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Opens at 09:30 am

Useful information

Location : In town

Province : Labourd

Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Bank cards accepted
  • Disable access
  • English spoken
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Open all year round
  • Parking
  • Spanish spoken
  • Telephone
  • English
    • Between legends and stories, in the footsteps of the myth of Quetzalcóatl, relive the conquest of the Mayan and Aztec civilizations as well as the arrival of chocolate in Europe and Bayonne ! Then step back in time with our collection of old manufacturing machines.


      Throughout this journey, watch with a gourmet eye the artisanal production of our specialties made from 100% pure cocoa butter chocolate. Educational and fun, this course reveals all the stages of chocolate production.

      Finally, from the harvest to its final transformation, experience the intense journey of the cocoa bean through a short film (20 minutes of screening) and discover all the secrets of its production.

      A workshop for children then offers little budding chefs (4 to 12 years old) the opportunity to practice the profession of chocolate maker, giving free rein to their imagination to decorate a delicate white chocolate bite. Fun creations they will proudly take home.

      Contemplate, touch, listen, smell, bite... At the end of the journey, your taste buds are rewarded with the tasting of a selection of exceptional and unmissable chocolates.

      Visit from Monday to Saturday from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      Presence of chocolatiers from Monday to Friday (production stops at 4:30 p.m.)
      Last visit 1h30 before closing.
      Duration of the visit: approximately 1h30.
      Prices with tasting: Adults: 6.50€ - Children (from 3 to 10 years old): 4.50€
      - Reservation and guided tour for groups of more than 10 people.

      Reservations on 05 59 55 70 23, at visite@atelierduchocolat.fr or directly here

      • 6.50€ for adults (tasting included)
      • 4.50€ for children from 3 to 10 years old (chocolate workshop and tasting included)

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Traveller Reviews Chocolate discovery trail

4.3 sur 5 1317 reviews

  • Martin Bartlett

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Martin Bartlett on 09/10/2023

    A fascinating journey through the history of chocolate and how the Basque country became such a powerhouse of the stuff. The tasting at the end was surprisingly informative! If you are staying at the nearby Campanile the 'atelier' is just behind it. Google's walking directions will take you on a long windy route, but there is significant shortcut... ask at reception.

  • Irene L

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Irene L on 22/09/2020

    You can book the tours very easily online. We did it in one of the shops. The two people working in the shop in the museum were very nice and could speak English very well. Almost everything is also written in English. They even offered to change the video that usually runs in French to the video in English. You can watch them working in the factory. Very interesting. They have a little activity for children at the end. My daughter loved it. Trying the chocolate at the end was of course the best. The man working at the shop explained each piece of chocolate very well, and it was very interesting. Of course we couldn't leave empty handed.

  • Nicolas De Toffoli

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Nicolas De Toffoli on 11/08/2022

    This is THE place/palace of Chocolate! The museum offers a nice trip through chocolate history. In particular, it explains how Bayonne has become the chocolate capital city in France. The visit ends with a delicious tasting. Guided by an expert, you can taste different flavors of chocolate and also share your feedback. Kids are even offered a workshop … (this is a surprise!) Last but not least, the shop is a great opportunity to purchase top quality products for a reasonable price.

Traveller Reviews Chocolate discovery trail

4.0 sur 5 440 reviews

  • "Great chocolate store and amazing activity for kids"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by rina06000 (Nice, France) on 28/06/2023

    It was an unforgettable 1.5 visit for my son: he spent all this time making his own chocolate! A great little activity for a chocolate lover of any age but especially amusing for little ones - and...

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  • "Good Chocolate, Fun for Kids"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Steve C (Washington DC, District of Columbia) on 07/09/2019

    We've been to Lake Champlain Chocolates in Burlington (and others) so we know how chocolate is made, but we paid the admission again...'cuz we love chocolate! The museum was thorough. Unfortunately...

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  • "What to do on a Cloudy Day, fancy something sweet?"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by TheCurryClan4 (Bristol, United Kingdom) on 25/08/2019

    What to do on an overcast day after 30C heat and endless beach and pool visits during the holiday Try a trip to L’atelier Du Chocolat, factory and museum, in their original location of BAYONNE Very...

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Chocolate discovery trail

Address

7 allée de Gibéléou
64100 Bayonne

GPS coordinates

43° 29'29.21"N, 1° 27'26.49"W

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