Founded in 1948, Michel Cluizel is a French family-owned company that has a chocolate factory in Normandy creating chocolates used by more than 6,000 professionals for pastry, catering and candy-making worldwide. Cluizel is assisted by his four children and employs some 200 people. Our three-day, hands-on program "Bonbons au Chocolat" will be led by Chef Philippe Parc in their Atelier de Formation. We'll also tour the Michel Cluizel manufacturing plant to see how the their chocolate is manufactured.
Barry Callebaut's Or Noir Laboratory creates unique special-order chocolate in minimum quantities of 500 kg, 1 ton, or 5 ton. There are already 100+ Barry Callebaut customers having special bulk chocolate made in this state-of-the-art laboratory. Cost for the special order is usually about 1 or 2 Euros over the regular price for a comparable "off the shelf" chocolate from Barry Callebaut. We'll have a private workshop that will take us through their chocolate development process. The Cacao Barry Factory tour will help you to understand the chocolate-making process in more detail.
**Legend for meals included in your tour: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch,
* Itinerary subject to change: every effort will be made to keep
the itinerary as it appears here; however, the final itinerary
may vary due to schedules, availability and factors beyond our
Independent arrivals at tour hotel in Paris.
We leave Paris early in the morning to arrive at Barry Callebaut for our factory tour and workshop at Or Noir laboratory. We travel northwest to Normandy. Welcome Dinner that evening
after we settle into our hotel.
Days Three - Five:B,L
Day of classes with lunch at Michel Cluizel factory and our program with Chef Philippe Parc in the laboratory. Dinner at the hotel on Day 3 and 4. Free night for dinner on Day 5 when we arrive back in Paris.
Day Six: B,L
We leave for our walking tour of the important chocolatiers of Paris and end with our Farewell Lunch.
Free evening for dinner.
Independent departures from tour hotel.