For those of you who live for the sugary stuff, you can now indulge yourself silly with some of the finest chocolate in the French regions. To tie in with the celebration of Chocolate Week (12 to 18 October 2015) here are some of the top three destinations where milk, white or dark fans can spoil themselves, and their loved ones, with a holiday that’s all about the cocoa.
Bayonne: Take a visit to a chocolate factory
Chocolatiers in Bayonne, a region considered to be the country’s unofficial chocolate capital, make the delicacy in liquid form, a technique that dates back to the seventeenth century. It is home to L'Atelier du Chocolat, a chocolate maker with 27 shops throughout France, where visitors can tour the factory and experience the chocolate-making process from start to finish while sampling the treats.
- Belle France offers the Coast & Basque Mountains holiday, incorporating time in Bayonne. Prices start from £945 per person, based on two people sharing.
Champagne: A sparkling glass of bubbly is the perfect match for chocolate
The Champagne region is famous for its undulating plains, majestic cathedrals, châteaux and magnificent vineyards. If you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment to chocolate, try a Demi-sec, Doux or fruity Rosé Champagne all of which pair beautifully with the sweetness in chocolate, without compromising on the taste of the Champagne.
- Belle France offers the Sparkling Champagne trip. Prices start from £1,449 per person, based on two people sharing.
Brittany: The home of the famous crêpe
Delicious crêpes originate from Brittany, filling the streets with the irresistible temptation of sweet aromas. Although they can be enjoyed with a range of both sweet and savoury fillings, one of the most popular ingredients is chocolate. A trip to Brittany would not be the same without a visit to the local crêperie.
- Belle France offers the Breathtaking Brittany trip. Prices start from £925 per person, based on two people sharing.
To find out more or to request a brochure, please visit www.bellefrance.com or call 01580 849 262.
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