The Parisian Market of the Month: Le Marché d’Aligre

From now on I will make you discover every month one of my favourite food markets in Paris. The food markets are part of the identity of Paris and have been existing since… the fifth century, when Paris was still called Lutèce! They have always been THE place for friendliness and local life in the city.

Marche Aligre Paris-colourful stand
Marché d’Aligre Paris – A colourful fruit and vegetables stand

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The Best of Chocolate in Paris for Easter

Easter has arrived in all chocolate shops in Paris! I have selected for you the best places as they offer in the same time outstanding Easter shop windows and beautiful and delicious Easter chocolates. Here is my top five.

The most artistic: Patrick Roger

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A Foretaste of Easter: le Train du Chocolat is in Paris

You are fond of chocolate? You are counting the days until Easter? If you are in Paris this week I suggest you to visit the ‘Train du Chocolat’. It is a real train made of four carriages which goes from station to station in Paris and offers a free exhibition to learn more about the history, the production and the tasting of cocoa and chocolate.

Who were the first eaters of cocoa before men? What is the xocoatl? Who brought cocoa and chocolate from Central America to Spain in 1528? When was built the first chocolate factory in Spain? How did chocolate arrive to France? Who are the top five producers of cocoa? Who are the top five consumers of chocolate? etc

You will get the answers to all those questions in the very interesting exhibition offered by Yves Thuriès in the ‘Train du Chocolat’. The train will stop at the Gare du Nord on Thursday 19 March, at the Gare de l’Est on Saturday 21, and at the Gare Saint Lazare on Sunday 22. And if you miss it, you can either wait until next year… or visit Chocostory, the Parisian Museum of Chocolate, open all year.

#trainduchocolat – Free – Open from 10am till 7pm – Until 22 March

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