There are a million and one different types of walking tours around Paris - the only two I've ever taken have been through Paris Walks and I thoroughly enjoyed both of them. The Chocolate Walk had the perfect mix of historical facts, lovely Paris sightseeing and more than enough chocolate to taste.
Actually, I didn't know this was possible, but there was almost too much chocolate on this tour.
(Luckily I came prepared with a plastic bag to take some bites to go. Might sound weird, but it's totally worth it. Trust me.)
Our tour guide Iris met us at the Louvre-Rivoli metro and proceeded to give us a brief but informative history of chocolate in France, before whisking us off to our first tasting. Iris was a great tour guide, full of energy and knowledge and she seemed truly passionate about the subject (but then again, who wouldn't be?)
All three chocolate shops (information listed below after the slideshow) are within easy walking distance of each other, and they each have their own style and process of making chocolate.
This tour is obviously ideal for chocolate lovers, but I'd also highly recommend it to anyone interested in French history and culture surrounding French gastronomy.
Please visit the Paris Walks website for schedule information. Tours are 27 euro including tasting.
Address: 231 Rue Saint-Honoré 75001
Metro : Concorde, Tuileries, Opéra
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7:30 pm
Opening hours of the chocolate bar: Monday to Saturday from 12 to 7 pm
Address: 201 Rue Saint-Honoré 75001
Metro: Pyramides, Tuileries
Hours: Open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7:00 pm
Closed Sunday and the month of August (oh France...)
Côte de France
Address: 25 Avenue de l'Opéra 75001
Metro: Pyramides, Opéra, Tuileries
Hours: Open Monday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm