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Our selection of the best chocolate makers
Published on 15/12/2017

Our selection of the best chocolate makers

Succumb to the expertise of our craftsmen!

During the festive season, give in to your desires with our selection of the best chocolate makers. Whether you love dark, expressive chocolate or are more partial to a bar of good old melt-in-the-mouth milk, there is something for every taste! The artisan chocolate makers are true craftsmen who will blow you away with the taste and appearance of their work. Here is our selection of the best chocolate makers. Find out all about them and, most importantly, where to find them!

The best chocolate makers near the Loire châteaux

What could be better after a château visit than strolling through the surrounding area munching on bar of chocolate? Handily, some of our chocolate makers are located in close proximity to the Loire châteaux.

The best chocolate makers near the Royal Domain of Chambord

Visit Bracieux, between the Château of Chambord and the Château of Cheverny, and hear about the passion of Artisan Chocolate maker Max Vauché during a guided tour of the factory. Make your own chocolate bar in one of the workshops and take your creation home with you!

The best chocolate makers near the Royal Château of Blois

Discover our selection of chocolate makers in the heart of the city centre, just a stone’s throw from the Royal Château of Blois.

  • Eric Saguez - Cakes and chocolate, tea room
  • Max Vauché - Shop
  • Stéphane Buret - Cakes and tea room

The best chocolate makers near the Royal Château of Amboise and the Château of Le Clos-Lucé

Situated at the foot of the Royal Château of Amboise, the cake and chocolate maker’s Bigot, established in 1913, is a local icon you won’t want to miss out on! In summer, you can even enjoy the sunny terrace and get your strength back with a sweet treat. Just outside the city, discover the Chocolaterie Gourmande factory, where the creative craftsmanship is both stunningly attractive and deliciously mouth-watering.

The best chocolate makers near the Château of Azay le Rideau

If you’re looking for somewhere for a “sweet” break after visiting the Château of Azay-le-Rideau, stop by at the tea room in the Au Royal Chocolat cake shop and chocolate factory, situated in heart of the city centre, and discover their unique specialities.

  • Au Royal Chocolat - Cakes and chocolate, tea room
  • Debotté – shops and tea room (Rue Crébillon in Nantes only)
  • Chocolaterie Coutant - shop
  • Castelanne – shop

Discover the map of the best chocolate makers!


The best chocolate makers in the cities of the Loire Valley

During a city break in the Loire Valley, awaken your senses and taste the work of top artisan chocolate makers!

The best chocolate makers in Sancerre

Calling all foodies! Le Cabasson Gourmand is a must-see in the region of Sancerre. Come and taste the famous local speciality biscuit, the "Croquet de Sancerre" made with whole almonds, and artisan chocolates by this family-run business of 5 generations.

Alternatively, in the heart of the village of Sancerre, discover Le Lichou, a cake made with almond paste and eponymous of the local cake and chocolate maker, who also sells other more chocolatey specialities such as Crottins made with white chocolate, almond paste and Seville orange peel, and Pessiaux, made with truffles and raisins.

  • Le Cabasson Gourmand - cakes, chocolate, sweets
  • Le Lichou - cakes, chocolate, sweets

The best chocolate makers in Gien

Let out your inner glutton at Chocolaterie Martin, situated right next to the Loire in the city centre, where you will find a large selection of artisan chocolates of all shapes and sizes (bars, sweets, figures etc) and just as enticing cakes.

  • Martin Thierry cakes and chocolate

The best chocolate makers in Orléans

Are you a chocoholic? Orleans has plenty to satisfy your cravings!

  • Sébastien Papion - passionate chocolate maker – 2 shops in Orléans
  • Aux Palets Or - cakes, chocolate, tea room
  • Max Vauché shop
  • Chocolaterie Royale
  • La Chocolatière - chocolate and sweets – 1 shop in Orléans and 1 in Olivet
  • Chocolats Lade in Saint Jean De Braye (near Orléans)

The best chocolate makers in Tours

Prepare your palate for the best chocolate makers in Tours!

  • Chocolaterie Bellanger
  • Nicolas Léger - cakes and chocolate
  • Rannou-Métivier - macarons and chocolat
  • KC Chocolatier
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