L’Atelier du Chocolat
Did you know that the city of Bayonne plays an important role in the history of chocolate? Indeed, France’s first coco workshops were located in the Basque Country in the 17th century…
A family business dating all the way back to 1951, L’Atelier du Chocolat is renowned for its famous chocolate bouquets and, above all, the exceptional quality of its products. And L’Atelier du Chocolat also offers an introductory 90-minute tour of its chocolate factory in Bayonne.
The tour covers every step of the chocolate-making process, from planting a cocoa tree to putting the finishing touches to the end product. It features videos, an exhibition of ancient machinery, a look round the laboratory, and an educational film.
And needless to say, the tour finishes with a tasting session! As such, visitors are introduced to the subtle changes in flavour created by the different recipes or the origins of the ingredients used.
The shop is open between 10:00 and 19:00 in July and August (with the last tour leaving at 18:00), and from 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:00 throughout the rest of the year (last tour at 17:00).
Adult price: €6 (tasting session included)
L’Atelier du chocolat
7 allée du Gibéléou
Bayonne - 64100