Salon du Chocolat

The annual Paris Salon du Chocolat offers a wonderful opportunity for people to have even more of an excuse to visit this most romantic of cities during autumn, one of its most beautiful times of the year. For many, Paris is at its best in the autumn and, with the Salon du Chocolat regularly being held towards the end of October, all the elements are in place for a wonderful romantic interlude.

Salon du Chocolat
Photo Credit: Jordi Sanchez Teruel

The Salon du Chocolat is a very recent addition to the Paris cultural calendar but, since its inception in 2007, it has been an immensely popular event. Held at the impressive Paris Expo site in the Porte de Versailles, it has proved to be successful in attracting both general visitors and industry specialists.

Professionals come to the Salon du Cholcolat because it is the meeting place for all those involved in production, packaging, design, equipment – in fact all aspects of the chocolate industry – and represents their perfect opportunity of finding out about the latest innovations and trends. Seminars, exhibitions and prestigious competitions such as the World Chocolate Master mean that the event has huge significance for all those people working in the chocolate, confectionery and pastry-making industries.

The general public is attracted to the Salon du Chocolat because they will be able to sample chocolate from a veritable plethora of international chocolate producers! It is a chocaholic’s dream venue – a feast for all of their senses. As well as the trade stands, there will be recipe demonstrations, fashion shows, concerts and hundreds of creative, original ideas to inspire people to further their enjoyment of chocolate.

Children aren’t forgotten at the Salon du Chocolat, either, as, every day between 11am and 7pm, there are free workshops for those between 4 and 10 years old, giving them the opportunity of experimenting with their favourite food.

So, for all those people who want to discover more about chocolate from Belgium, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Japan and a host of other countries, the Salon du Chocolat is an exciting few days.

The Paris Expo Porte de Versailles has a Métro station, Porte de Versailles, on Line 12 of the Métro system. Also, buses on routes 42, 49 and 60 stop here as well as Tram Line T3. The centre has excellent access for people of reduced mobility. The fact that the Salon du Chocolat is an autumnal occasion also means, of course, that visitors are likely to have fewer problems finding good deals in the hotels of Paris than in the crowded spring and summer months. Visit the Salon du Chocolat website for further information about this tastiest of events.

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