It took a lifetime (my lifetime, that is) before I made it to Paris, France. It was everything that this gal who was raised on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean dreamed it would be and more! The city was vibrant and full of life. The architecture was stunning. And, I could not believe that everywhere I went I was surrounded by many amazing shops – from cafes, boulangeries, pâtisseries, and of course chocolate shops.
I had never seen so many chocolate shops in my life! It seemed as though there was a fine establishment on every street showcasing their delicacies in the display window. Everything was so visually appealing that it didn’t take much to tempt me. Since I was privileged to be there as a result of the kindness and generosity of a sponsor, I kept to a very strict budget. That served as a safeguard from buying everything that tempted me.
One can become dizzy with excitement being surrounded by so much chocolate goodness. Among the plethora of shops, I came across one that wasn’t just your average shop, but it was a museum as well – Le Petite Musée Du Chocolat.
I was filled with glee to walk into the most amazing chocolate haven. There were glass cases housing intricately carved model replicas of historic landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower among musical instruments, a ship, and a tiki to name a few. It was absolutely astounding to see the level of care that went into making sure no decorative detail was overlooked.
I am sure it doesn’t come as a surprise that being surrounded by edible pieces of art left me craving chocolate. Fortunately, the museum is attached to a Maison George’s Larnicol chocolatier. They have something for everyone, from chocolates of various types, macarons, and the most deliciously rich pots of caramel. So if you find yourself in this part of Paris, don’t miss out on this amazing museum!
Le Petit Musée Du Chocolat 7 Rue de Steinkerque, 75018 Paris, France