Located on the site of Valrhona’s historic chocolate factory, the Cité takes the general public and professionals on a behind-the-scenes exploration of Fine Chocolate.
During a mouth-watering, eye-opening trail through the heart of the Cité, you will discover all the secrets of how chocolate is made, and the array of expertise possessed by Valrhona and its customers.
Whether you’re a gourmet enthusiast or simply love chocolate, whether you’re an amateur or a professional, come and savour a magical experience with this most exceptional of ingredients!
From cocoa beans to top chefs’ creations – come and explore, smell and taste chocolate in all of its forms…
All our courses are held in the Gran Couva or Guanaja teaching kitchens at the École Valrhona (8 quai du Général de Gaulle, Tain l’Hermitage) or in the Dulcey teaching kitchen (upstairs at the Cité du Chocolat: 12 avenue du Président Roosevelt, Tain l’Hermitage).
Children have fun finding out about cocoa and chocolate, thanks to specially designed interactive attractions.
Like adults, children also learn to taste chocolate in all its forms, and find out absolutely everything about the world behind a chocolate square.
While their parents explore at their own pace, children can have fun throughout their tour with a specially designed booklet.
Upstairs at the Cité is an area designed especially for children. In Lili & Zoco’s company, they can play on tactile tablets, read and draw – ideal for interacting with other kids, and sharing new emotions around chocolate…