Art et Chocolat

The shadows of Louis XIV and Marie-Antoinette hang over these chocolate creations on display just a stone’s throw from the Château de Versailles. Royal delicacies!

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It was in the court of Versailles, during the reign of Louis XIV, that chocolate was first popularized in France. It was then believed to have energizing and… aphrodisiac properties!

Still as enticing as ever, cocoa now finds a prime ambassador in the former royal abode. The name of the shop tells you everything: here, chocolate is a story of art… if not design. Heirs to a long tradition of culinary production, these artisanal chocolate makers are also in their own way sculptors, moulders and painters (using food pigments), creating veritable little gems of realism, such as a horse’s head, a golf ball or an African mask.

The assortment is constantly refreshed to reflect the inspiration of the moment (especially at Christmas and Easter, when very special creations are on offer), but one classic is never lacking: Louis XIV’s shoe, which could be worn if it were not all cocoa! A lovely way to cultivate the baroque, whimsical and exciting spirit of the aristocratic Versailles.

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23 rue Carnot
78000 Versailles

    Days and opening hours

    Every day throughout the year between 10.30 am and 7 pm. Closed Monday and Sunday. Closed exceptionally on Feast of the Ascension. Summer closure from 16 July at 7pm until 25 August 2022.



    • Pets welcome


    Spoken languages

    • English
    • French

    Documentation languages (home)

    • French
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    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • Height under table >= 70 cm width >= 77 cm
    • Site, building totally accessible
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

    23 rue Carnot
    78000 Versailles

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