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“best chocolate in france”

Max Vauche Chocolatier
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Bracieux
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

this chocolatier is word famous and when you taste his chocolate creations you will no why right away. i only bought a small about because it toooo good to have around!!

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

We took the full tour of the factory and how chocolate was made. It took about 45 minutes. I liked it and would recommend it. Then, the shop itself has chocolate from around the world and you can sample different flavors and sugar content. As a long time chocolate lover, I spent about an hour just sampling the different types, before committing to buy a number of the samples I'd tasted. Great place to get chocolate gifts for your friends.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Just great learning about how chocolate is sourced equitably and the way the cacao beans are transferred into chocolate. A large boutique with some very tempting items - all in high quality chocolate of course.

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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Nice small winery with engaging owner to share with you the history of the area and his winery. You will go down into the ancient caves for a quick tour then exit in the tasting room where you will have the opportunity to taste two wines (we had the 2001 and 2007). Expect to spend about an hour for the tour and tasting and you will have an opportunity to buy wine (cash only for a bottle or two), credit cards accepted for larger orders. He can ship wine to the states for you for around 150€ a case (you can get a much better deal on shipping if you go to one of the many wine shops located throughout the city).

Most of the wines available can be aged for 10-100 years with the top vintages being 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010. Prices are in the 38€ - 50€ range. If you want to meet a passionate French wine maker, call ahead for a tour/tasting. Cost is 10€ per person and a delightful experience.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We went for a tour last week and though it wasn't really a "tour", more of an information session with videos (I thought we'd get to see the actual chocolatiers making chocolates), but it was very interesting. It was worth it! The chocolates there are yes expensive but very refined, and the best chocolates I have tasted so far in the region! Well worth the price if you are foodie, or if you appreciate good chocolate.

We decided to sign up for a family chocolate making workshop and went with our kids 11 and 7 years, It was FANTASTIC. 2.5 hours, it was 40 euros per person (and all in French...) , but we made a lot of different chocolates, which we got to take home, as well as some of the moulds for making chocolates. The kids were in heaven and it was really very interesting and fun. We had a blast, I would highly recommend doing this.

They have a Choco-bar which is like a cafe where you can go have a nice coffee and/or hot chocolate after.

2  Thank musiqueetcirque
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