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Chocolaterie Castelain

Biscuits, Chocolate, Producer, Producer Bio in Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • In 1994, Bernard Castelain founded La Chocolaterie in the heart of the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards. The union of chocolate and wine gave birth to his first chocolate, Palet des Papes: a perfect balance between dark chocolate and Marc de Châteauneuf du Pape.

  • Committed to the quality of its products, the chocolate factory makes top-of-the-range chocolates every day, selecting quality raw materials and adding traditional know-how that honors French gastronomy.

    The company is committed to local, artisanal production, notably through the "Chocolat de France" label, ECOCERT certification, which launched the first chocolates in 2000, and the "Charte Pur Beurre de Cacao" (Pure Cocoa Butter Charter), which reinforces its commitment to...
    Committed to the quality of its products, the chocolate factory makes top-of-the-range chocolates every day, selecting quality raw materials and adding traditional know-how that honors French gastronomy.

    The company is committed to local, artisanal production, notably through the "Chocolat de France" label, ECOCERT certification, which launched the first chocolates in 2000, and the "Charte Pur Beurre de Cacao" (Pure Cocoa Butter Charter), which reinforces its commitment to quality.

    Every day, a passionate and welcoming team contributes to the success of Chocolaterie Castelain, which now has 3 stores in Provence.

    All year round, the company offers video projections (in F, GB, D, NL, I), guided tours, workshops and themed courses for young and old alike.

    Free all year round:
    - Video projection on the history of chocolate and cocoa farming (duration 25 minutes, in F, GB, D, NL, I)
    - glimpse of the production workshops through the large picture windows
    - visit to the 200 m2 "Gourmet & Gourmand" boutique: chocolates, direct sales from the factory and free tasting of specialties: Palet des Papes & Picholine. Specialties and products from Provence: nougats, calissons, tapenade, candied fruits, syrups. Wines and spirits, selection of wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Ventoux, Vins doux naturels, liqueurs de Provence.

    - Introductory workshop on wine and chocolate pairing (for groups, please ask for a quote) :
    - Self-guided workshop for adults - approx. 20min - Price: 9€ for individuals.
    - Commented workshop - 1h upon reservation - Price: 22€ for individuals

    - Guided tour of the production workshops: 1h15 visit (with tasting) to discover the secrets behind the creation of artisanal chocolate and understand the different stages in its elaboration. Price: €8 for individuals (groups by prior arrangement).

    - Chocolate workshops: (for individuals and groups of 5 to 15 people): learn how to make your own chocolates, 3 hours of sweetness to be enjoyed without moderation in the company of the master chocolatier. You'll leave with your own production in hand. Prices on request.

    - Themed courses (groups of 10 to 25 people).

    - Incentive games, blind tastings, quizzes...On reservation. Prices on quotation according to chosen theme.

    You can round off your visit with another gourmet break at the Chocolate Bar with hot chocolate and treats (menu and prices on site).
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • Town outskirts
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 70  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Activities
    • Activity
    • Product tasting
    • Gastronomy
    • Oenology, study of wines
    • Discovery
  • Equipment
    • Coach parking
    • Free car park
    • Bicycle parking
    • Car park
  • Services
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Tour free of charge
    • Guided tours
    • Online shop
    • Free choice of caterer
    • Family Reception/drinks reception
    • Seminar/meeting
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Cash
Openings
Openings
  • From January 3, 2024 until March 15, 2024
    Closed On Sunday
  • From March 16, 2024 until March 30, 2024
    Open Everyday
  • From April 2, 2024 until November 30, 2024
    Closed On Sunday
  • From December 1, 2024 until December 31, 2024
    Open Everyday
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