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General information

Whether you’re a tourism professional or a member of a club or charity, the Cité du Chocolat is a unique venue where groups can share a mouth-watering, bond-building, one-of-a-kind experience.

For details & bookings, call 04 75 09 27 27 and press 5 (Isabelle, Stephanie).

Conditions 

  • For 20 or more people

Group advantages

  • Preferential prices
  • Free admission for coach driver

Self-guided tour
VISIT THE CITÉ UNDER YOUR OWN STEAM

Adults: 7,80 euros Children (5-13): 6,80 euros Children (under 5): free

Tourism professionals: please enquire

1h30 to 2h on average

Your group is greeted by a host who presents the Cité du Chocolat, so you can get your bearings and understand the various areas and exhibits. You then visit the Cité under your own steam.

Progressing at your own pace, learn about chocolate tasting, find out about the ingredients that go into chocolate, learn all about the world of cocoa and the farmers’ how-how, get a virtual backstage peek at how cocoa becomes chocolate, with factory staff explaining each stage, etc.

New for 2017: a mini production line for artisanal chocolates, a café for a highly original all-chocolate experience, and new exhibits on the know-how of chocolate artisans and on Valrhona’s history.

Looking for an original day out? Visit our NEARBY ATTRACTIONS page.

Conditions 

  • For 20 or more people

Group advantages

  • Preferential prices
  • Free admission for coach driver

Tour and discovery workshop
Add the final touch to your tour

Want to enjoy a convivial group session with a Cité du Chocolat tutor? Opt for a Discovery Workshop to further enhance your visit.

CONDITIONS 

During French school holidays, at weekends and on public holidays, Discovery Workshops are not available at 11am, 3pm and 4pm.
For groups of over 45 people taking part in a Discovery Workshop, we split the group into two: one does the workshop while the other tours the Discovery Centre.
NB: for the Wines & Chocolates Workshop, we split the group into two if there are more than 30 people.

Our discovery workshops
Hot chocolate workshop
30 minutes
1,00 € / person

Learn the recipe for a proper hot chocolate and taste 2 different recipes. Discover in the same time the history of chocolate - and thus, of hot chocolate.

From Pod to Nibs: the life of cocoa
25 minutes
1,00 € / person

A workshop on biodiversity

Valrhona Praline: the secrets of artisanal production
25 minutes
1,00 € / person

A mouth-watering workshop with a few surprises.

An introduction to chocolate tasting
45 minutes
2,00 € / person

A light-hearted interactive workshop.

From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate “Bean”
45 minutes
2,00 € / person

A comprehensive workshop to understand the world behind a finished chocolate fève (“bean”).

Wines & Chocolates: An Introduction to Tasting
1H00
22,00 € / person

A convivial workshop to bring your tastebuds alive.

 

CONDITIONS 

During French school holidays, at weekends and on public holidays, Discovery Workshops are not available at 11am, 3pm and 4pm.
For groups of over 45 people taking part in a Discovery Workshop, we split the group into two: one does the workshop while the other tours the Discovery Centre.
NB: for the Wines & Chocolates Workshop, we split the group into two if there are more than 30 people.

Tour and pastry workshop
For the keenest chocolate fans

Want your group to get hands-on? Then opt for a pâtisserie session with one of our pastry chefs.

CONDITIONS OF VISIT 

  • From 10 paying participants.
  • Service available only on Tuesday from 1.30pm to 5.30pm and Thursday from 9.15am to 12.15pm
  • Hands-on workshop: from 10 to 16 people.
  • Demonstration workshop: from 20 to 40 people.
Our pâtisserie workshops
From Chocolate “Bean” to Chocolate Mousse
30 minutes
5,00 € / person
Démonstration

A convivial session blending advice and deliciousness.

Capacity: For 20 to 40 people

Two workshops:
Adults workshop
Children workshop: over 11 years old
 

A very "Cité" bar
30 minutes
9,00 € / person
Hands-on

A hands-on workshop where each person takes away the bar they make.

Capacity: For 10-16 people

Pastry & Chocolate
1H30
27,00 € / person
Hands-on
New
After the almond and hazelnut rochers (‘rocks’), discover how to make chocolate moelleux, with the techniques of making the batter and using a piping bag.

 Capacity: from 10 to 16 people

CONDITIONS OF VISIT 

  • From 10 paying participants.
  • Service available only on Tuesday from 1.30pm to 5.30pm and Thursday from 9.15am to 12.15pm
  • Hands-on workshop: from 10 to 16 people.
  • Demonstration workshop: from 20 to 40 people.

The Comptoir Porcelana
While visiting the Cité du Chocolat, pop into The Comptoir Porcelana, our self-service café!

Take a mouth-watering break to enjoy an unbeatable dessert, snack or hot chocolate. Or more surprisingly, and perhaps for the first time, sample a savoury chocolate dish.

Going further than traditional recipes that use chocolate to bind sauces, the creations served at Le Comptoir Porcelana subtly blend chocolate or cocoa with meat, fish or vegetables to offer first-time taste sensations. This self-service café is operated in an eco-friendly way. An all-chocolate experience to melt your heart!

Ideas for days out

La Cité du Chocolat & Le train de l'Ardèche: a steam train ride in the countryside

La Cité du Chocolat & La Cave de Tain & le Petit Train des Vignes: a cocoa, vine & wine journey

La Cité du Chocolat & La ferme aux Crocodiles: for fun and goosebumps