Intrigued at first by the bright yellow storefront, I peeked inside the windows and found that I had stumbled across an artisan chocolatier completely by mistake – I had found my own piece of chocolate heaven in Paris!
I decided to have a wander around inside and I’m so pleased I did as I was met by heavenly smells and the most beautiful chocolates, candies and biscuits I’ve ever seen.
Each chocolate was different from the one next to it, showing the handmade feel of them. I just love it when my desserts and sweet temptations look just as good as they taste!
It was like being a kid again – counting out my change to see how many sweets, chocolates and boxes I could purchase.
I must say the prices were also rather good for what they were! I was in Paris the first weekend of December and so it was the perfect time to find some chocolatey Christmas gifts for my friends and family back home.
The Story Behind the Chocolates
The talented experts behind La Cure Gourmande focus on three core elements to ensure you enjoy their luxurious chocolates to the fullest: gluttony, emotion and pleasure. According to their website, their stores are “places of wonder, where gluttony is exacerbated by pleasure.” The team behind this growing chain of artisan chocolate shops want their customers to forget their worries and simply partake in the excellence and exquisite taste of their handmade sweets and chocolates.
The sweets, biscuits and chocolates are all designed and made in France. But what really sets them apart is that their boxes and tins are designed exclusively by their own in-house artists and designers. The retro look and feel of the packaging feels like you’ve stepped back in time to a bygone era – one of new discoveries, wonder and simplicity.
Where to Find Your Own Piece of Chocolate Heaven in Paris
La Cure Gourmande can be found throughout France and other countries such as Austria and Canada to name just a couple. But in my view, purchasing the chocolates in France itself is best as you will be getting them at their freshest, in the country that they were made – what could be better?
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As for myself, if I ever return back to Paris, I will most certainly go back to this very special chocolate shop and drag along whoever I happen to be travelling with at the time.
Have you found a piece of heaven elsewhere in the world? Where did you go? What did you see? Share your thoughts with other travellers in the comments section below…
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